Loratadine is generally used in treatment of the treatment of allergy symptoms.
Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. For directions before use, please check the label. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Loratadine is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
How it works
Loratadine is belongs to the category of an antihistaminic drug. It makes the condition better by treating the allergy symptoms such as such as swelling, itching, and rashes by blocking the chemical messenger (histamine) & its effects in the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Loratadine an anticholinergic/narcotic/antibiotic? No, Loratadine is antihistaminic drug which may have anticholinergic properties and it is not narcotic/ antibiotic
Q. Can I take Loratadine for a cold/sinus infection/insect bites/hives/bee sting/allergic reaction, rash/congestion? Yes, but patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take Loratadine with Nyquil /Mucinex/ ibuprofen/ Singulair/ Benadryl/ amoxicillin/ diphenhydramine /Zoloft/ Zyrtec/ Dayquil? Yes, but taking other antihistaminic medicines like diphenhydramine/Zyrtec/Benadryl /Day quil/ Zoloft / Mucinex may alter the effects of Loratadine. Ibuprofen, Nyquil may alter levels of Loratadine. You can take Loratadine with amoxicillin. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Loratadine contain diphenhydramine or aspirin? No, it does not contain diphenhydramine or aspirin.
Q. Is Loratadine safe? Loratadine is safe at prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Loratadine the same as Zyrtec? No, Loratadine is different from Zyrtec as Zyrtec contains cetirizine. Both Loratadine and Zyrtec belong to the same category of antihistamines. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use
Q. How long can I take Loratadine for? Patient can take Loratadine for prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor
Q. Does Loratadine get you high/raise blood pressure/cause dementia/drowsiness? Loratadine causing these side effects is very rare. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects
Your doctor has prescribed Loratadine to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.It's much less likely to make you feel sleepy than other similar medications.Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.Stop taking Loratadine at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
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