Generic Loratadine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies, such as sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose. It is also used to treat skin hives and itching in people with chronic skin reactions. Generic Loratadine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. One need to ask doctor before taking Generic Loratadine.
This drug is most useful if started at least 1 to 3 hours before your child comes in contact with the allergen.
Give Generic Loratadine at the same time of day.
Give this drug with or without food. Give with food if it causes an upset stomach.
There is a liquid (syrup) if your child cannot swallow pills.
Children who have feeding tubes may also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after this drug is given.
Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with generic Loratadine. If there is none, get an oral syringe, a dropper, a spoon, or a cup (only for older children) from your pharmacist.
Place on your child's tongue and let it melt. Water is not needed. Do not let your child swallow it whole. Do not let your child chew, break, or crush it. Oral-disintegrating tablet.
Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
If it is close to the time for your child's next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child's normal time.
Do not give 2 doses or extra doses of Generic Loratadine.
Use only the smallest amount of medication needed to get relief from your pain, swelling, or fever. Take ibuprofen with food or milk to lessen stomach upset. Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose.
Many times this drug is given on an as needed basis.
SIDE EFFECTS :
fast or uneven heart rate.
feeling like you might pass out.
feeling tired or drowsy
dry mouth, sore throat hoarseness
eye redness, blurred vision
Before taking generic loratadine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.
This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
Do not self-treat with this medication without consulting your doctor first if you have certain medical conditions such as: kidney disease, liver disease.
Generic loratadine does not usually cause drowsiness when used at recommended doses.
However, do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
If your child has a very bad allergy, he/she needs to wear an allergy ID at all times.
You may get Generic Loratadine without a drug order.
Get rid of this drug when your child no longer needs it or if the drug is outdated.
Most drugs may be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
Do not share your child's drug with others and do not give anyone else's drug to your child.
Keep Generic Loratadine out of the reach of children and pets.