Children's Claritin

Generic Name: Loratadine

  • Other names:

    Children's Claritin Grape Chewables, Children's Claritin Grape Flavored Syrup, Claritin RediTabs for Kids 24-Hour, Claritin 12-Hour RediTabs Tablets for Kids
  • What is this medication?

    Claritin contains an antihistamine. It is intended to temporarily relieve runny nose; sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; and itching of the nose or throat due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Children's Claritin?

    Do not use this product if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it or any of its ingredients.

    Do not take more of this product than directed. Taking more than directed may cause drowsiness.

    Stop using this product and ask a doctor if an allergic reaction to this product occurs. Seek medical help right away.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the case of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

    Depending on the packaging, do not use this product if the individual blister unit imprinted with Children's Claritin or Claritin RediTabs is open or torn, or if the tape imprinted with "SEALED FOR YOUR PROTECTION" on the top and bottom flaps of the carton is not intact.

    Children's Claritin Grape Chewables contain phenylalanine.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Children's Claritin?

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you have liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should determine if you need a different dose.

    Talk to a health professional before using this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Children's Claritin?

    Taking more of this product than directed may cause drowsiness.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

  • What should I avoid while taking Children's Claritin?

    Do not take more of this product than directed.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Children's Claritin?

    If Children's Claritin is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Children's Claritin with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Children's Claritin?

    Children's Claritin Grape Chewables:

    Adults and children 6 years: Chew two 5 milligram (mg) tablets daily; not more than 2 tablets in 24 hours.

    Children 2 to under 6 years: Chew one 5 mg tablet daily; not more than 1 tablet in 24 hours.

    Children <2 years: Ask a doctor.

    Consumers with liver or kidney disease: Ask a doctor.

    Children's Claritin Grape Flavored Syrup:

    Adults and children 6 years: Take 2 teaspoonfuls daily; do not take more than 2 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours.

    Children 2 to under 6 years: Take 1 teaspoonful daily; do not take more than 1 teaspoonful in 24 hours.

    Children <2 years: Ask a doctor.

    Consumers with liver or kidney disease: Ask a doctor.

    Claritin RediTabs for Kids 24-Hour:

    Place tablet on the tongue; tablet disintegrates with or without water.

    Adults and children 6 years: Take one 10 mg tablet daily; not more than 1 tablet in 24 hours. Use RediTabs tablet immediately after opening the individual blister.

    Children <6 years: Ask a doctor.

    Consumers with liver or kidney disease: Ask a doctor.

    Claritin 12-Hour RediTabs Tablets for Kids:

    Place tablet on the tongue; tablet disintegrates with or without water.

    Adults and children 6 years: Take one 5 mg tablet every 12 hours; not more than 2 tablets in 24 hours. Use RediTabs tablet immediately after opening the individual blister.

    Children <6 years: Ask a doctor.

    Consumers with liver or kidney disease: Ask a doctor.

  • How should I store Children's Claritin?

    Store between 20° and 25°C (68° and 77°F).