Drug name: Generic Claritin
Active substance: Loratadine
Pharmacological effects: Loratadine belongs to a group of drugs calles H1-histamine receptor blockers. The drug inhibits release of histamine and leukotrienes C4 from must cells of the body. The drug prevents and relieves the development of an allergic reaction. The drug exerts anti-allergic, antipruritic and antiexudative effects. The drug does not cross the blood-brain barrier thus does not develop tolerance and somnolence.
Indications: The drug is indicated in the following conditions:
- Allergic rhinitis
- Chronic idiopathic hives
- Angioneurotic swelling
- Itching dermatosis
- Pseudoallergic reactions, caused by histamine release
- Allergic reactions caused by insect bytes
Warnings and Precautions: The drugs should not be used in the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity to any components of the preparations.
- Lactation period
Should be used with caution:
- Renal failure
Caution should be taken when operating machinery and driving under the influence of Lorantadine.
Side-effects: Drugs may cause side-effects which in specific patients may manifest differently. In the following paragraph we want to underline the most serious and frequent side-effect of Generic Claritin that were identified by the drug manufacturers. The possibility of the adverse effect manifestation depends only on the individual and his specific traits Generic Claritin side-effects include:
- In adults: Headaches, increased fatigability, dry mouth, somnolence, nausea, gastritis, allergic rash, anaphylaxis, alopecia, liver failure.
- In children: Headaches, increased irritability, sedation.
For full information on any risks and adverse effects associated with Loratadine , please consult your doctor, read the included leaflet or contact our customer support service.
Interactions: Before using Generic Claritin please tell your doctor which drugs or supplements you are already taking including those bought without a prescription. Also check if any additional medicine which you will take during the course of Loratadine therapy are safe in combination. Especially mention if you are taking the following groups of drugs:
- Tricyclic antidepressants
Patients information: Generic Claritin is not to be shared with healthy individuals. It is strictly FORBIDDEN to use the drugs in treatment of any conditions unrelated to their indications. The product as well as utilized vials, syringes, needles if used during the course of treatment should be kept out of reach of children and never reused.