Loratidine[ (Claritin) ] Drug Information

Contains Loratidine drug information and provides Loratidine drug indication, contraindication, special concerns, side effects, overdose management and dosage
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Indications:
Relief of nasal and nonnasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis, including runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, itchy palate, and sneezing. Treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria in clients 6 years of age and older.
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Contraindications:
No Available information
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Special Concerns:
Use with caution, if at all, during lactation. Give a lower initial dose in liver impairment. Safety and efficacy have not been determined in children less than 2 years of age.
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Side Effects:
Most commonly, headache, somnolence, fatigue, and dry mouth. GI: Altered salivation, gastritis, dyspepsia, stomatitis, tooth ache, thirst, altered taste, flatulence. CNS: Hypoesthesia, hyperkinesia, migraine, anxiety, depression, agitation, paroniria, amnesia, impaired concentration. Ophthalmologic: Altered lacrimation, conjunctivitis, blurred vision, eye pain, blepharo-spasm. Respiratory: Upper respiratory infection, epistaxis, pharyngitis, dyspnea, coughing, rhinitis, sinusitis, sneezing, bronchitis, bronchospasm hemoptysis, laryngitis. Body as a whole: Asthenia, increased sweating, flushing, malaise, rigors, fever, dry skin, aggravated allergy, pruritus, purpura. Musculoskeletal: Back/chest pain, leg cramps, arthralgia, myalgia. GU: Breast pain, menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, vaginitis. Miscellaneous: Earache, dysphonia, dry hair, urinary discoloration.
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Overdose Management:
No Available information
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Drug Interactions:
No Available information
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Dosage:
•Syrup, Tablets Allergic rhinitis, chronic idiopathic urticaria.

Adults and children over 12 years of age: 10 mg once daily on an empty stomach. Children, 6 to 11 years of age: 10 mg (10 mL) once daily. In clients with impaired liver function (GFR less than 30 mL/min): 10 mg every other day.
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