What is loratadine used for?
- Allergic rhinitis
- Urticaria (hives)
- Seasonal allergies
- Other allergic conditions
How should I take loratadine?
Read the directions on the packaging for complete information. Check the label and expiration date.
For regular oral tablets, swallow it whole without chewing, crushing, or dissolving it in liquid. Take it with or without meals. Oral syrups are also available. Use a medical-grade measuring cup for each dose, not a household spoon.’
For chewable tablets, chew it completely before swallowing. Do not swallow the tablet whole or dissolve it in liquid.
How do I store loratadine?
This product is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer.
There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, it is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & Warnings
What should I know before using loratadine?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are/have:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Taking any other medicines. This includes any prescription, OTC, and herbal remedies.
- An allergy to any of the ingredients of this product.
- Any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions, especially:
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Unfortunately, there isn’t enough information about the safety of using this drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, it is likely safe to take. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking any medication.