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Claritin

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/27/2020
Drug Description

What is Claritin?

Claritin is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies. Claritin may be used alone or with other medications.

Claritin is an antihistamine.

It is not known if Claritin is safe and effective in children younger than 2 years of age.

What are the possible side effects of Claritin?

Claritin may cause serious side effects including:

  • fast or uneven heart rate,
  • severe headache, and
  • feeling lightheaded

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Claritin include:

  • headache,
  • feeling tired or drowsy,
  • stomach pain,
  • vomiting,
  • dry mouth, and
  • feeling nervous or hyperactive

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

These are not all the possible side effects of Claritin. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

DESCRIPTION

Active Ingredient (in each tablet)

Loratadine 10 mg

Purpose

Antihistamine

Indications & Dosage

INDICATIONS

Uses

temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies:

  • runny nose
  • itchy, watery eyes
  • sneezing
  • itching of the nose or throat

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Directions

adults and children 6 years and over 1 tablet daily; not more than 1 tablet in 24 hours
children under 6 years of age ask a doctor
consumers with liver or kidney disease ask a doctor

HOW SUPPLIED

Other information (Blister foil units)

  • safety sealed: do not use if the individual blister unit imprinted with Claritin is open or torn
  • store between 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F)
  • protect from excessive moisture

Other information (Bottles)

  • Tamper-evident: do not use if foil seal under cap, printed with "SEALED for YOUR PROTECTION" is missing, open or broken
  • store between 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F)

Inactive Ingredients

corn starch, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate

Manufactured by: Bayer HealthCare LLC. Revised: Mar 2018

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Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

No information provided.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

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

ask a doctor before use if you have liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should determine if you need a different dose.

When using this product do not take more than directed. Taking more than directed may cause drowsiness.

Stop use and ask a doctor if an allergic reaction to this product occurs. Seek medical help right away.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

PRECAUTIONS

Included as part of the "WARNINGS" Section

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

No information provided.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

No information provided.

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

No information provided.

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

No information provided. Please refer to the WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS sections.

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