Loratadine (Claritin Generic) is an antihistamine medicine that is used for reducing the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. Claritin is used to treat the signs of allergies like sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose. It is also used to treat skin hives and itching in people with chronic skin reactions. Loratadine is a white to off-white powder not soluble in water, but very soluble in acetone, alcohol, and chloroform. This medicine is related to the class of medications called second-generation antihistamines. Claritin is the name of the brand of this medicine.
You should not take overdose of this medicine otherwise you may feel severe effects. You must take the dose according to the prescription of your doctor.
This medicine can cause some side effects like fast or uneven heart rate, jaundice, seizures (convulsions), headache, nervousness, feeling tired or drowsy, stomach pain, diarrhea, dry mouth, sore throat. If any of the regular symptoms continue for a extended time or gives insensitive effect, you must consult your doctor without delay.
You must consult your doctor before using this medication. If you are allergic or have allergy from any of its components then talk to your doctor about it. You can also find the important information on the leaflet of the medicine and if any fraction or part you are incapable to understand then ask your doctor to explain it in detail. Do not give this drug to anyone who also has same signs or else it will be very dangerous for that person to use this drug without the recommendation of the doctor.