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      Brand Name: CLARITIN

      Generic Name: Loratadine

      Generic for Claritin* (Loratadine) is an antihistamine used to treat seasonal allergy symptoms such as runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, itching, and hay fever. It is also used to treat hives. It works by reducing the effect of histamine, a natural chemical, in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

       
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    What is Generic for Claritin* used for?

    Generic for Claritin* (Loratadine) is an antihistamine used to treat seasonal allergy symptoms such as runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, itching, and hay fever. It is also used to treat hives. It works by reducing the effect of histamine, a natural chemical, in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Claritin*?

    The dosage of Generic for Claritin* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Claritin*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.

    The recommended dosage of Generic for Claritin* is 10 mg once daily. It can be taken by mouth with or without food.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Claritin*?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Claritin* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Claritin*?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Claritin*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are abnormal muscle movements, fast heartbeat, drowsiness, and severe headache.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Claritin*?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Claritin*.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Claritin*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Claritin*?

    Like other medicines, Generic for Claritin* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Claritin* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Claritin* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Claritin* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Generic for Claritin* can cause side effects such as fatigue, headache, stomach pain, diarrhea, and dry mouth. Some of the serious side effects of this medicine are pounding heartbeat, seizures, rash, trouble breathing, and yellowing of your skin or eyes. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Claritin*.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Claritin*?

    Is it possible for me to take Generic for Claritin* with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Claritin*?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Claritin*?
    How will Generic for Claritin* work in my body?
    How should Generic for Claritin* be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Claritin* drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Generic for Claritin*, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or liver disease. Also, let your doctor know if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or breast-feeding. Limit intake of alcohol. Exercise caution while driving, handling machinery, or engaging in activities that require alertness.

     

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