Claritin-D

Generic Name: Loratadine

  • Other names:

    Claritin-D 24-Hour, Claritin-D 12-Hour
  • What is this medication?

    Claritin-D contains an antihistamine and a nasal decongestant. It is intended for the temporary relief of sneezing, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, and itching of the nose or throat due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies. It is also intended to temporarily relieve nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever, or other upper respiratory allergies; reduce swelling of nasal passages; temporarily relieve sinus congestion and pressure; and temporarily restore freer breathing through the nose.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Claritin-D?

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

    Do not use this product if you are taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. MAOIs are sometimes used for treating Parkinson's disease, depression, and other emotional or psychiatric conditions.

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

    Stop using this product and seek medical help immediately if an allergic reaction to this product occurs.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if nervousness, sleeplessness, or dizziness occurs, or your symptoms do not get better within 7 days or are accompanied by a fever.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the event of an overdose, obtain medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

    Do not use this product if the individual blister unit imprinted with the words Claritin-D 24-hour or Claritin-D 12-hour is open or torn.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Claritin-D?

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you do not know whether a prescription drug you are taking contains an MAOI.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you have heart disease, thyroid disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland.

    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 doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Claritin-D?

    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 Claritin-D?

    Do not take more than 1 tablet of Claritin-D 24-hour in 24 hours. Do not take more than 2 tablets of Claritin-D 12-hour in 24 hours. Do not divide, crush, chew, or dissolve the tablet.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Claritin-D?

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

    Adults and children 12 years: Forthe 24-hour version, take 1 tablet daily with a full glass of water. Do not take more than 1 tablet in 24 hours.

    For the 12-hour version, take 1 tablet every 12 hours. Do not take more than 2 tablets in 24 hours.

    Do not divide, crush, chew, or dissolve the tablet.

    Children <12 years: Ask a doctor.

  • Consumers with liver or kidney disease:

    Ask a doctor.
  • How should I store this medication?

    Store at room temperature in a dry place, and protect the product from light.

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