Relieving symptoms of seasonal allergies such as runny nose; sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; or itching of the nose and throat. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Loratadine Capsules are an antihistamine. It works by blocking a substance in the body called histamine. This helps to decrease allergy symptoms.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Loratadine Capsules. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Loratadine Capsules. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Ask your health care provider if Loratadine Capsules may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Loratadine Capsules as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Loratadine Capsules.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include fast or irregular heartbeat; severe drowsiness or headache.Proper storage of Loratadine Capsules:
Store Loratadine Capsules at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Do not freeze. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Loratadine Capsules out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Loratadine Capsules. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.