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When and How to Take This Drug

General considerations for when and how to take loratadine and pseudoephedrine sulfate include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet form. Depending on the particular product, it is taken either once a day or twice a day.
     
  • You can take loratadine and pseudoephedrine sulfate with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • Be sure to swallow the tablets whole. They are extended-release tablets that will release the medication too rapidly if they are broken, chewed, or crushed.
     
  • Try to take loratadine and pseudoephedrine sulfate at the same time(s) each day to keep an even level in your blood.
     
  • Some people need to take loratadine and pseudoephedrine sulfate all year long, while others take it only during allergy season.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed by the package labeling. Please read the label closely.
     

Dosing Information

There is only one standard recommended dose of loratadine and pseudoephedrine, although it may be taken once or twice daily, depending on the particular product. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine Sulfate Dosing for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Loratadine and pseudoephedrine sulfate can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine Sulfate).
 
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