8 Facts Everyone Should Know About Loratadine
Loratadine is one of the most sold antihistamine in the summer months. Here are some interesting and important facts we should all know about Loratadine.
Fact ONE: Loratadine is a long acting second generation antihistamine that works by blocking the effects of peripheral histamine receptors that causes allergic symptoms.
Fact TWO: Loratadine is classed as non-drowsy antihistamine however some people reported feeling sleepy after ingesting loratadine. In comparison to other antihistamines, Loratadine is less likely to make you sleepy.
Loratadine can make you sleepy
Fact THREE: the use of Loratadine while taking Clarithromycin, Erythromycin or St Johns Worth should be avoided. Use an alternative drug, if in doubt Ask a Pharmacist Here. and receive a tailored response.
Fact FOUR: Do not take Loratadine if you have epilepsy or at risk of having seizures, this can increase the risk of having fits.
Most Common Side Effects of Loratadine
Fact FIVE: Headaches are the most common side effects associated with the use of Loratadine.
Fact SIX: the therapeutic dose for Adults is 10mg daily.
Fact SEVEN: Loratadine has 3 types of formulation: Tablets, oral solution and oral lyophilisates.
Fact EIGHT: it is ok to take Loratadine 10mg daily, everyday throughout the summer months to treat hayfever symptoms.
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