LORATADINE - ORAL (Claritin) side effects, medical uses, and drug
Consumer information about the medication LORATADINE - ORAL (Claritin), includes side effects, drug interactions, recommended dosages, and storage.
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Loratadine does not prevent hives or prevent/treat a serious allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis ). (See also Precautions section.)Do not use this medication in children younger than 6 years unless directed by the doctor. USES: This medication is an antihistamine that treats symptoms such as itching, runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing from " hay fever " and other allergies. It is also used to relieve itching from hives. If you are using the chewable tablets, do not use in children younger than 2 years unless directed by your doctor. Do not use loratadine in place of your epinephrine.If you are self-treating with this medication, it is important to read the manufacturer's package instructions carefully so you know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. Therefore, if your doctor has prescribed epinephrine to treat allergic reactions, always carry your epinephrine injector with you.
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A reddish, scaly rash often located over the surfaces of the elbows, knees, scalp, and around or in the ears, navel, genitals or buttocks.
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