Loratadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine that works to relieve your allergy and hay fever symptoms. …read moreSee less
It can be used by children over the age of 2, making it the perfect remedy for the whole family when hay fever season comes around. You can take loratadine in tablets and syrups and it’s the main active ingredient in products by the popular allergy relief brand Clarityn. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to ease your sneezing, coughing and itching when your allergies kick in, loratadine can help.
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Can I take loratadine and phenylephrine together?
There are currently no known interactions between loratadine and phenylephrine, so you may be able to take them both if you’re suffering with congestion caused by allergies or hay fever.
However, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any two medications together, to be sure that your medications are safe for you.
Can you take loratadine tablets when you’re pregnant?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, then you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product.
You should avoid taking any new or unnecessary medication at these times, unless specifically advised otherwise by a medical professional.
You should not take loratadine based products if you’re breastfeeding, as the loratadine can pass to your child through your breastmilk.
Do loratadine tablets make you drowsy?
Loratadine is not likely to make you feel drowsy or sleepy because it’s a newer type of antihistamine, making it perfect for those who still have to drive to work on those high pollen count days.
However, one of the side effects of loratadine can be drowsiness, so although it’s much less likely that you’ll feel sleepy while taking loratadine tablets, you should always make sure to take the time to check how you respond to this medicine before trying to drive, or use tools or machinery.
Does loratadine have side effects?
Like all medications, loratadine can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them.
Some of the most common side effects of loratadine include:
- Feeling sleepy or drowsy
- Increased appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
If you experience these or any other side effects while taking loratadine, you should stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist right away.
For more information about the side effects of your loratadine medication, read the patient information leaflet that’s included with your medicine thoroughly.
How long does loratadine take to work?
When you take loratadine based medicines, you should start to feel relief from your symptoms within an hour!
Perfect for when you need to manage your hay fever symptoms quickly and effectively.
What’s the difference between loratadine and cetirizine?
Loratadine and cetirizine are both active ingredients in hay fever and allergy medications, and they both work as antihistamines.
Some people may find that loratadine medications are better at managing their allergy symptoms, whereas others may find that cetirizine works better for them.
Both are common, widely used antihistamines, so which one you want to use is entirely up to you and your own personal circumstances and medical restrictions, if you have any.
What’s the usual dosage of loratadine?
The usual dosage of loratadine tablets one 10mg tablet, once a day.
If you’re taking a loratadine syrup or if you’re treating a child then you should read the patient information leaflet included with your medication and follow the dosage instructions there, or follow the dosage instructions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist.