What is Lodrane 24?Lodrane 24 is an antihistamine used for the temporary relief of symptoms of seasonal and year-round allergies. It is also used for the temporary relief of non-allergic runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion.
What is the most important information I should know about Lodrane 24?If you are ≥60 years of age, you may be more likely to experience increased side effects and may require a lower dose.
Lodrane 24 may cause excitability, particularly in children. Do not give this product to children <6 years of age except under the advice and supervision of a doctor.
Who should not take Lodrane 24?Do not take this drug if you are allergic to Lodrane 24 or any of its ingredients. Also, do not take Lodrane 24 if you are breastfeeding, are receiving monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs, a class of drugs used to treat depression and other psychiatric conditions), if you have narrow-angle glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), urinary retention, stomach ulcers, or during an asthma attack.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Lodrane 24?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Lodrane 24. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, thyroid disease, glaucoma, prostate problems, or asthma.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and children ≥12 years: The recommended dose is one or two capsules once daily.
Children 6-12 years: The recommended dose is one capsule once daily.
How should I take Lodrane 24?Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor at the same time each day. Swallow Lodrane 24 whole with food, water, or milk to minimize stomach upset.
What should I avoid while taking Lodrane 24?Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you. Do not drink alcoholic beverages or take MAOIs, or other medications that can make you drowsy or sleepy.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Lodrane 24?If Lodrane 24 is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Lodrane 24 may interact with numerous medications. Therefore, it is very important that you tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking.
What are the possible side effects of Lodrane 24?Side effects cannot 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.
Side effects may include: anxiety, confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, excitability, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, rapid heartbeat, rash, restlessness, tension, vomiting
Can I receive Lodrane 24 if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?Lodrane 24 should not be used in the third trimester of pregnancy or during breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Lodrane 24?If you miss a dose of Lodrane 24, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
How should I store Lodrane 24?Store at room temperature.