Loratadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine that relieves hay fever and allergy symptoms. It usually takes 60 minutes to work and can relieve symptoms for up to 24 hours.
What is Loratadine and what is it used for?
Loratadine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can cause symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and a runny nose. Loratadine is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, hives, skin rash, hay fever, itching, and other cold or allergy symptoms.
Who can use Loratadine?
Adults and children over 6 years of age (providing they weigh over 30kg) can take Loratadine. For children between the age of 2 and 12, it is advised to take a liquid preparation of this medicine.
When should I take Loratadine?
One tablet once daily.
How do I use Loratadine?
The tablet should be swallowed with water with or without food.
Side effects and precautions
The most common loratadine side effect is sleepiness. This occurs in more than one out of every 100 people. If you experience symptoms of drowsiness do not drive or operate any heavy machinery.