Loriday 10 mg
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About the drug:
Loratadine is an antihistamine with H1 receptor antagonist activity. It is extremely effective and long acting, allowing once a day administration. Loratadine is the chief ingredient of the medicine Loratin 10 mg. The active component is the chemical present in the medicine that makes it work. It is useful in treating perennial allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, and chronic urticaria.
Uses of the drug:
Loratidine is used for relief of allergic signs and symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, blocked nose, watery eyes etc. It is also indicated for the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria.
Working of the drug:
Loratadine functions by blocking effects of histamine release during allergic reactions, thereby decreasing the symptoms of allergic reactions such as itching, nasal stiffness, red swollen eyes etc.
Loratadine is manufactured by one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in India, Cadila. You can buy Loratadine 10 mg online at alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
Loratadine is supplied in the form of a tablet in 10 mg strength under the following brand name Loratin 10 mg.
Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if:
- The patient is a child under 2 years of age
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients of the medicine
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have abnormal liver functions
- Have a problem with your kidney
- Are about to have skin tests
How much to take the drug?
- 10 mg is the recommended for adults and children above older than 6 years of age.
- For children (2-5 years) - The recommended dose is 5 mg daily.
- The recommended dose to treat patients with renal and hepatic impairment is 10 mg.
How to take the drug?
You should always take Loratadine 10 mg exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor if you have any doubt about the use of the medicine. You can take Loratin 10 mg tablets before or after consuming food. Swallow it whole with a glass of water.
For how long to take it?
Loratadine should be taken for as long as your doctor has prescribed you. If after three days of treatment with this medicine your symptoms do not improve, speak to your doctor.
Overdose: If you take your medicine more than the prescribed amount, immediately contact your doctor or visit a nearest healthcare casualty department. Symptoms of an overdose include headache, sleepiness, and fast heartbeat.
Miss dose: Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose. If you miss a dose of Loratadine, take it immediately as soon as you remember and then take your next dose according to the prescription. If you have further questions related to the missed dose of the medicine, ask your doctor.
Side effects of the drug:
The side effects reported with the use of Loratadine in adults are headache, sedation, fatigue, and dry mouth.
The following side effects are reported less frequently:
- Increased appetite
You may also experience hyperkinesia and nervousness. Alopecia, abnormal liver function, and anaphylaxis have been reported rarely.
Common drug interactions:
Other drugs known to inhibit hepatic metabolism should not be co-administered without the advice of your doctor.
Discontinue the use of Loratadine approximately 48 hours before undergoing skin, since the medicine may diminish otherwise positive reactions to dermal reactivity indicators.
Things to remember:
- If you have been advised by a certified physician that you have an intolerance to some sugars, consult with your doctor before taking your Loratadine tablets.