Loratadine – Relieving You From Allergies
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Loratadine is an antihistamine drug that reduces the effect of histamine chemicals. It is used to treat the allergies of histamine chemicals which appear in symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing and runny cold. One can also use it to treat medical conditions not listed above, however only after approval of one’s doctor. Loratadine is a type of antihistamine. There is a natural substance produced in the body called histamine. Histamine is stored in the mast cells throughout the body. When an allergic reaction occurs, the body releases histamine, causing inflammation, producing allergic symptoms. By taking this drug, histamine is suppressed, thereby providing relief from hay fever symptoms. Loratadine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is easy to use and readily acting medication for combating allergic reactions. Loratadine is available in 100mg, strength. However, you need to seek medical consent before using this medication as the dose varies depending on your health condition, age and medical background.
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Loratadine (INN) belongs to the second-generation histamine antagonist drugs that treat allergies effectively. The main ingredient binds to the histamine receptors and blocks its secretion. Thus, the allergic reaction is treated with the use of Loratadine.
It is extremely vital to consult one’s doctor before using Loratadine. If you have a medical history (esp. Liver or kidney diseases), then inform your doctor without fail before using the drug. Take the medicine one time in a day and do not repeat the dose. Loratadine should be taken in the right dosage especially when administering it to children. They should be given the prescribed dosage at the same time every day. Loratadine can be consumed with or without food, however if one complains of an upset stomach, then eat a little and consume the medicine. For children the liquid form is also available for easy consumption. Those who have issues swallowing hard tablets can opt for liquid base of this medicinal drug. Do not break, crush or chew the medication while consuming. Avoid overdose with this medicine, as overdose may cause severe health complications. If you miss a dose, then take the dose as soon as you remember. If the time for next dose is near then consume the next dose. Store the medicine at room temperature away from direct heat and moisture.
If you are sensitive to Loratadine or any other component, then avoid its usage. Inform your medical practitioner in case of any medical history. Those who are consuming any medications or undergoing treatment with herbal, OTC or prescription drug, should tell the doctor beforehand. The medication is not safe for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women, as it can harm the health of the child. The drug is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age. Loratadine has been observed to make some patients dizzy or drowsy, hence it’s very vital that after taking the drug the patient should not do any activity that requires alertness like driving and working on heavy machinery. Certain patients have reported stomach bleeding and the risk increases when the patient has been consuming tobacco and alcohol, thus avoid them while under treatment with this medicine. You may experience common side effects while consuming Loratadine, as the body takes time to get accustomed to the dosage. However, in few hours the side effects disappear. Common side effects such as headache, drowsy, stomach pain, vomiting, dry mouth, etc. may be experienced. Seek immediate medical attention in case the side effect persist or becomes serious.
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My allergies have been significantly controlled since my doc suggested this drug to me, nice stuff.
Love this drug, my daughter's allergies has really benefited by using it.
I had been having a very bad sneezing habit for years. Loratadine has really helped curb it down.