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(loratadine and pseudoephedrine) 12 hour and 24 hour Extended Release Tablets
Now available Over-the-Counter
Claritin-D 12 Hour Extended Release Tablets: Claritin-D 12 hour extended release tablets contain 5 mg loratadine in the tablet coating for immediate release and 120 mg pseudoephedrine sulfate equally distributed between the tablet coating for immediate release and the barrier-coated extended release core.
The inactive ingredients are acacia, butylparaben, calcium sulfate, carnauba wax, corn starch, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, neutral soap, oleic acid, povidone, rosin, sugar, talc, titanium dioxide, white wax, and zein.
Claritin-D 24 Hour Extended Release Tablets: Claritin-D 24 hour extended release tablets contain 10 mg loratadine in the tablet film coating for immediate release and 240 mg pseudoephedrine sulfate in the tablet core which is released slowly allowing for once-daily administration.
The inactive ingredients for oval, biconvex Claritin-D 24 hour extended release tablets are calcium phosphate, carnauba wax, ethylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, povidone, silicon dioxide, sugar, titanium dioxide, and white wax.
Loratadine is a long-acting antihistamine having the empirical formula C22H23ClN2O2; the chemical name ethyl 4-(8-chloro-5,6-dihydro-11H-benzo[5,6]cyclohepta[1,2-b]pyridin-11-ylidene)-1-piperidinecarboxylate.
Pseudoephedrine sulfate is the synthetic salt of one of the naturally occurring dextrorotatory diastereomers of ephedrine and is classified as an indirect sympathomimetic amine. The empirical formula for pseudoephedrine sulfate is (C10H15NO)2H2SO4; the chemical name is a-[1-(methyl-amino) ethyl]-[S-(R*,R*)]-benzenemethanol sulfate (2:1)(salt).
The molecular weight of pseudoephedrine sulfate is 428.54. It is a white powder, freely soluble in water and methanol and sparingly soluble in chloroform.
What are the possible side effects of loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Alavert D-12, Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 Hour, Leader Allergy Relief D-24, Loratadine-D 24 Hour)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat;
- confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
- severe dizziness, anxiety, restless feeling, or nervousness;
- dangerously high blood...
What are the precautions when taking loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Claritin D)?
Before taking loratadine with pseudoephedrine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to desloratadine; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: glaucoma (narrow angle type), severe difficulty urinating (urinary retention), severe high blood pressure, severe heart/blood vessel disease (coronary artery disease), liver disease, experienced serious side effects with decongestants (irregular heart rhythm).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your...
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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