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ALLERGY

Product Description

Periactin is an allergy relieving pill of the antihistamine class that offers comprehensive relief from allergic manifestations and symptoms ranging from sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, hives, itching and various other skin problems. It is also identified by its generic name Cyproheptadine.

Uses

Moreover, the medicine treats an array of bacterial infections. Cyproheptadine 4mg is highly effective in controlling hay fever, which is a kind of allergic reaction. Even people who are haunted of scary nightmares as a consequence effect of post-traumatic stress disorder can consume Periactin. In this way, the quality can be ascertained.

Since it is categorized under cyproheptadine group of drugs, it works by obstructing the production of histamine, a kind of natural chemical produced during any allergic reaction. It also blocks one more substance produced by the body called serotonin.

The medicine should not be used in children and infants. Given its ability to control wide range of allergic symptoms in the body, the medicine is categorized as a broad spectrum anti-histamine drug. It is not advised to take this medication if a person is has diabetes, ulcer, asthma or any disease that weaken the body. It is better advised to take Periactin and commence the course of therapy at the earliest instance upon observing/experiencing any allergic symptoms in the body.

Dosage and Administration

The widely used dosage strength of the medicine is Cyproheptadine 4mg. However, the pill is also available in 2mg dosage strength. Adults down with severe allergic reaction should be administered with the 4mg pill thrice a day. For the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, 2mg of cyproheptadine should be administered four times on a daily basis. The dosage strength can be increased up to 12mg or 16mg.Cyproheptadine is an extremely potent antihistamine drug and hence it should be administered only in genuine formulation.

What to do in case of missing a dose and overdose?

If you have missed a dose of periactin, then take it as soon as you remember. If it has become time to take the next dose of this medicine, then you can skip the missed dose and take the current dosage.

Never take two doses of this medicine at once or extra doses to make up the missed dose. For overdose of Periactin, rush to the nearest hospital immediately.

What to discuss with your health care professional before starting a course of treatment with Periactin?

You can discuss with your doctor about the duration of this medical course and how long you need to continue it. This is important for you to ascertain the due course of this allergy medicine.

You can check with the doctor for the possible side effects that would arise upon taking this medicine and how mild or severe they could be. Confirm with your health care professional if there could be any drug interactions if Periactin is taken along with other medicines and what medicines can pose serious threat if taken together.

You can also get to know if a generic version of this med can be available so that you can avail it for a cheap price. You should discuss with the physician about all the other medicines you might be taking presently or have taken in the past.

Side Effects

If you experience any signs of allergic reactions like hives, itching, breathing difficulty, swelling of the face, lips or tongue, then you need to receive emergency medical aid immediately.

Common and less serious side effects

  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea, drowsiness, dizziness
  • Constipation, diarrhea
  • Sleeping trouble i.e. insomnia
  • Increased sweating
  • Frequent urination
  • Changes in appetite

Severe side effects

  • Seizure
  • Hallucinations
  • Pounding heartbeats
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dark colored urine

Product Description

Flonase is a nasal spray which contains the compound Fluticasone. It is a corticosteroid which inhibits the release of certain substances from the body. These substances cause inflammation and it is basically a defense mechanism which the body adopts. It is used to treat various types of nasal congestions, runny nose and mild to moderate sneezing because of cold virus. It can be used by children and adults alike. However, the drug should not be given to children below 4 years.

Important safety information

Flonase may be taken after taking into account important information regarding the safety of drug use. These include:

  • Certain health conditions can affect the use of the nasal spray; hence one should inform the doctor if ailments like glaucoma, diabetes, tuberculosis, herpes simplex of the eyes, cataract, liver disease, or nose ulcers are present.
  • The drug may take a few days before showing any improvement in the symptoms. If not the person has to check with the doctor for changes in the medication.
  • The drug can bring down the immunity levels and it is advised to not come in contact with someone who is sick or have any infection.
  • Once 120 sprays are over since opening the medication, it should be disposed of even if there is any remaining.
  • Do not administer Flonase to a child younger than four years of age without consulting with the doctor. Follow the dosage instructions precisely.

How to use the nasal spray?

Flonase nasal spray should be used only as directed by the physician and the information on the product leaflet. Never share the spray with any person not prescribed to use it even if they have similar symptoms. The typical dose is one or two sprays in each nostril in a day. This may change depending on whether your symptoms improve or not. Before using the spray for the first time, it must be primed and checked to see if the medication comes out as a mist and not as droplets. The spray must be administered one nostril at a time after it has been cleaned. If the medication gets into the eye or mouth then wash that area properly.

Missing a dose and overdose

If you have missed a dose of Flonase, then use the medication as early as you remember to do so. If it is time for the next scheduled dose then skip the missed dose entirely. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.

In case of suspected overdose then call for emergency medical assistance. Although the drug overdose does not cause any major effects that may be life-threatening, prolonged use of this corticosteroid can drastically increase the risk of major side effects like menstruation problems, lack of interest in sex, thinning skin, facial acne, easy bruising, and changes in the location of body fat.

Flonase Side Effects

In general, it has been found that Flonase is quite safe if taken in recommended dosage as per doctor’s prescription. The side effects could range from weight loss to ongoing and severe bleeding of the nose, nostrils that become crusted to heavy and noisy breathing. All these side effects must be carefully observed and if they are persistent, the product must be discontinued and other medical opinions must be sought.


Product Description

The brand name of Prednisone is Rayos or Sterapred. It is as reliable and safe as the brand medicine. Size, color and other physical features might vary, but effectiveness will be the same.

As a corticosteroid, Prednisone curtails the spread of substances that might lead to inflammation in the body and suppresses the body’s immune system. Therefore, this drug is referred to as an immunosuppressant or anti-inflammatory medication.

Pharmacists and doctors prescribe prednisone in the treatment of various conditions such as respiratory disorders, skin disorders such as Psoriasis, allergic disorder, diseases related to inflammation in colon, lupus, skin conditions and Arthritis.

Precautions

Do not use this medicine without prescription, if you have any medical condition related to liver, kidney, heart, bones, stomach or muscle.

Usage of Prednisone in pregnant woman can cause serious birth defects in the child. Thus, unless you are using birth control, start this medicine after a pregnancy test. Do not use this medicine if you are breastfeeding.

This medication would weaken the immune system hence while taking this drug; you should not get in contact with people who are sick.

Patients who already suffer have fungal infections in the body should refrain from using Prednisone.

You are not supposed to take live vaccination while you are in this therapy.

You would have commenced the therapy after following a doctor’s instruction. In the similar way, it is very important to stop the treatment with prednisone as per a health care professional’s advice. Halt it slowly and steadily so that you would not experience any ill effects or any withdrawal symptoms.

Dosage and Administration

Prednisone is available in different dosage strengths such as 1 mg, 2 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 50 mg. there are various dosage strengths because the dose of each person would differ based on the medical condition, tolerance towards the first dose, age and the severity.

Adults those who suffer from Nephrotic syndrome should take 2 mg per day initially in divided dose. After the urine is protein free, the dosage strength can be increased accordingly.

Adult dosage strength for anti-inflammatory is above 5 mg and below 60 mg per day.

The dosage strength of pediatric patients for nephrotic syndrome is 2 mg per day divided three to four times in a day. Pediatric dose of prednisone for anti-inflammatory is 0.05 mg to 2 mg per day.

Prednisone can be taken along with food. You are not supposed to break, crush or chew the medication instead should be taken as a whole. Follow a doctor’s advice during the treatment.

Side Effects

Side effects are very common if you take allopathic medication. Prednisone is also not an exception for this.

Less-severe side effects

  • sleep problems
  • change in the shape of the body
  • mood swings
  • increased appetite
  • spinning sensation
  • dry skin
  • discoloration
  • sudden weight gain
  • stomach pain
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • bloating
  • thinning skin

Severe side effects

  • feeling short of breath
  • dangerously high Blood Pressure
  • severe depression
  • extreme happiness or sadness
  • buzzing in your ears
  • chest pain
  • seizure or convulsions
  • changes in behavior
  • coughing up blood
  • low potassium
  • fast heart rate
  • increased urination

When the side effect you experience is severe or not while taking Prednisone, if it persists for a longer period of time, you have to immediately consult with a medical specialist. They would take care of you from dangerous effects on the body. In any situation, you should not postpone consulting a doctor as it would only cause hazards to your health condition.


Product Description

Clarinex is a white to off white powder which is slightly soluble in water. This is a medicine that is used in the medical treatment of allergies like sneezing, itching, hives, running nose or eyes being watery. It is also used to cure itching and skin hives in people who have chronic skin reactions. The regular tablets should not be crushed, broken or chewed and instead should be swallowed as whole. It should be allowed to dissolve in your mouth without chewing.

Medical Uses

This medication is recommended by various physicians for treating the symptoms of various allergies like damp eyes, running nose, sneezing. The pill is also used for treating itching and skin hives in people with chronic skin reactions and also for various other medical ailments. The generic name of clarinex is desloratadine and it works by blocking certain natural substance known as histamine which is when an allergic reaction happens in the body.

Dosage and Administration

Clarinex comes in oral tablets, syrup and reditab forms. Dosages available for reditabs and tablets are 2.5 mg and 5 mg. This medication can be taken once each day by mouth with or without food. It should be taken exactly as instructed by the physician or as mentioned on the product leaflet available while purchasing the pill. The dosage should not be increased or decreased unless otherwise recommended by the doctor. Do not continue taking this medicine longer than requested as it can cause overdose and can result in unfavorable health complications.

Side effects

Like every other medicine, Clarinex has its own set of side effects. Approach medical help immediately if you encounter any signs of allergic reactions like breathing troubles, hives, have any swelling on face, lips, throat and tongue. If you have, symptoms of flu, trouble, fast heart rates or palpitation, seizures or convulsions, jaundice which is yellowing of the skin or eyes, report it to your consulting physician immediately so that the doctor can alter the dosages or give some other alternative medicine that will be suitable for your body condition.

Relative Contraindications to Clarinex

This drug can easily interact with other medications, therefore it is imperative that you notify about the same to your physician so that other dangerous complication in the body can be averted. If you have been using any prescription medication, over the counter drugs or any other natural or herbal supplements, notify the same to your health care professional. Doing so will be helpful in deciding the appropriate dosage and type of drug that can be suitable for your body type. In order to prevent any severe drug interactions, you can take clarinex which is as the medicine is safe and do not cause any other distress in the body.


Product Description

Advair is an FDA approved prescription medicine that is intended for the treatment of allergies. It contains the combination of salmeterol and fluticasone which prevents breathing difficulties by relaxing the muscles in the airways. The steroid fluticasone present in this medicine blocks the release of substance that triggers inflammation in a person’s body.

Different forms of this medicine are intended for different age groups. For instance, ADVAIR DISKUS is for patients who are 4 years or older. ADVAIR HFA is for patients who are 12 years and older.

Medical Uses

It is a prescription asthma medicine that can be both for children and adults. But it is not a replacement for rescue inhaler and must be taken with according to a set pattern as a course of therapy as intended by the doctor. Advair is only prescribed by medicos when long term treatment for asthma fails to show some effect on people. In addition, the medicine is also used for conditions such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Dosage and Administration

The medicine is made in the form of inhalation aerosol or inhalation powder in the dosage strengths of 100 mcg fluticasone – 50 mcg salmeterol, 250 mcg fluticasone – 50 mcg salmeterol and 500 mcg fluticasone – 50 mcg salmeterol. For the treatment of COPD 250 mcg fluticasone – 50 mcg salmeterol is taken orally twice a day with a minimum gap of 12 hours in between each interval. This is the maximum recommended dose as increasing the dose was not known to increase the effectiveness. To cure asthma however, either of the available doses of Advair can be taken but only after getting consent from the doctor.

What to do in case of missing a dose and overdose?

To avoid missing any doses of Advair, it is better you take the medicine at the same time each day. This will help you to remember taking the med on time. Skip the missed dose if it is already time for the next dose. For overdose, rush to any nearest hospital immediately so as to treat yourself at the earliest.

Side effects of Advair

Most common side effects resulting from this medicine are

  • Muscle or bone pain which is mild
  • Irritation in the throat
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Nervousness

Severe side effects for which immediate medical attention is recommended are

  • Allergic reactions
  • Changes in vision
  • Signs of infection
  • Seizures
  • Worsening of asthma

Serious side effects arising from this medicine is a rare case. But there is a possibility of this happening if one consumes fake or inferior pill.

What drugs interact with Advair Diskus?

Other drugs that interact with this medicine are anti-HIV medication named Norvir and Kaletra, disease like tuberculosis, glaucoma, diabetes, skin disorders. If you are taking these drugs at present do not take this medicine. If it is absolutely necessary for you to use Advair, then check with the doctor before commencing your asthma treatment with this medicine. You must also inform him/her about all the medications that you are currently taking.

Certain antifungal medicines like ketoconazole or any drugs like ritonavir, also known as Norvir and lopinavir, or the Kaletra can easily interact with Advair. There are many other drugs that can interact with this medication. Drugs like fluticasone and salmeterol can also interact with Advair, so you need to inform the doctor about all the medicines you are taking including any other prescription medications, over the counter drugs and herbal products so as to avert any possible drug interactions.


Product Description

Atarax is the brand formulation of Hydroxyzine HCL and is used in treating itching or pruritus caused by allergies. It reduces the activity in central nervous system and also acts as an antihistamine, which helps in reducing the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine is released by cells during an injury, in allergic or inflammatory reactions. This causes contraction of smooth muscles and also dilation of capillaries. Sneezing, running nose or hives in skin are a few symptoms of Histamine.

Important data

It is also used for treating anxiety disorder. This is also used along with anesthesia in helping an individual to fall sleep or stay relaxed before or after a surgery. This drug is taken only on a short term basis.

It is very important to consult the doctor before taking Atarax. Discuss with them if there is any medical ailment like,

  • kidney or liver disease,
  • any heart related problems,
  • epilepsy,
  • asthma,
  • blood pressure,
  • thyroid disease,
  • stomach ulcer,
  • diabetes,
  • breathing problems.

Tell the doctor about the medications that are currently taken especially if that makes an individual sleepy.

Dosage

Atarax can be taken with or without food. It is generally prescribed 3 or 4 times a day. Take the dosage strength as prescribed by the health care provider.

If the prescribed medication is in liquid form, measure the syrup with a dose-measuring spoon to avoid overdose. It is recommended not to use household spoons.

Dosage strength would be prescribed depending on age, severity of the condition and response to treatment. In case of children, pills would be prescribed depending on the body weight.

Side effects

Just like other drugs, side effects are triggered whilst taking Atarax.

  • Hives,
  • trouble in breathing,
  • swelling on tongue, throat, lips or face,
  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness,
  • dry mouth,
  • blurred vision.

There may also be some serious side effects like,

  • restless muscle movement in tongue, jaw or eyes,
  • uncontrolled shaking,
  • seizure,
  • confusion

It is very important to stop the medication and get medical assistance as soon as possible.

Interactions with other drugs

The medications taken for anxiety disorder, cold, sleeping pills, sedatives, depression, muscle relaxers, narcotic pain medicines, or seizures are a few among them.

These pills could cause excess sleepiness when taking with Hydroxyzine HCL or interact with the drugs and cause unwanted ill effects. It is important to avoid the pill if an individual is allergy to hydroxyzine or pregnant.

The effectiveness of the drug can harm the unborn baby so it better to take proper birth control pill during the course of therapy. So a person should ensure whether they are safe to take the pill.


Product Description

Allegra is a prescription medicine that is used to treat symptoms of allergies such as itchy nose, runny nose, itchy & watery eyes and sneezing. Currently it is available both in branded and generic formulations.

This allergy medication contains fexofenadine as its chief component and its mechanism of work is quite simple. It works to reduce the levels of histamine in the body. Histamine is naturally occurring chemical which is responsible for causing allergies in the body. It belongs to a class called antihistamines but it is regarded as the second generation antihistamine. The medicine usually shows effect within 1 hour of consumption.

Medical Uses

Allegra can be used to alleviate the symptoms of both seasonal allergies and also allergies that occur year round. More specifically it is used for allergies associated with the upper respiratory system such as itchiness or redness of nose and eyes. These allergies can be caused either by outdoor or indoor allergens. The medicine can be used in children and adults alike. It can also be used to cure hay fever which is caused by some environmental pollutants. This medication is also approved for treating pet allergies.

Dosage and Administration

This medicine comes in the dosage strengths of 30 mg, 60 mg and 180 mg. For adults and children who are over the age of 12, the suggested dose of Allegra is 60 mg twice a day or 180 mg once a day.

Allegra should be taken along with water but it should not be taken along with food. It comes in two different variants which are intended for 24 hour application and 12 hour application.

What to do in case of missing a dose or overdose?

It is always better to take your medications on time so that you do not have to miss any dose of Allegra. If at certain circumstances, you have missed a dose, then you can take it the moment you remember. In case if it is time for you take the next dose, then you can skip the missed dose and continue your scheduled dose. If you had overdose, then call for poison helpline immediately or rush to the nearest emergency medical Centre so as to get yourself treated.

Side effects

Like in every other chemical formulation side effects are also prevalent in this drug. Some people might be allergic to the main ingredient in this medication and might suffer from reactions such as shallow breathing, body aches, flu and fever. When such side effects occur a physician must be consulted at the earliest. Other common side effects that sometimes occur with the use of this drug are headache, feeling of vomiting, diarrhea, menstrual cramps and back pain. But sometimes these side effects can also be a result of sub-standard medication.

Interactions with other drugs

Drugs such as ketoconazole or erythromycin might interact with this medicine and hence you must inform your doctor if you are currently taking these medications. Drugs such as anti-depressants, sleeping aids, pain killers or sedatives can add to the sleepiness caused by the medication. Hence tell you doctor about the over the counter and prescription medication that you currently use. This way your health and safety can be ensured.


Product Description

Rhinocort Aqua is a medicine that is used to treat symptoms related to allergies that occur occasionally on a seasonal basis and allergies that occur year round. It was manufactured by the company AstraZeneca plc. and is made in the form of a nasal spray. It contains budesonide at its prime component, which belongs to the class of corticosteroids. The way it works is that it relaxes the breathing by soothing and reducing the swelling in the nasal airway passage.

Medical uses of Rhinocort

It is used for preventing all types of allergies in adults and children. Although in other countries, its use is restricted to treating allergies, in Canada it can also be used to treat any growths that develop in the nose after a surgery. At times, it is also used to prevent the growths from coming back. Using the medicine properly is important to get the best effect from the medicine. Other nasal symptoms that this pill treats include sneezing, runny nose and congestion. But before using this medicine one must indicate to their doctor if they have any infection of any sort.

Dosage and Administration

The nasal spray must be used by the shaking the bottle once and spraying the content inside one nostril at a time. One spray on both nostrils equates to 64 mcg dose of rhinocort aqua 32 mcg. Patients whose degree of allergies are much higher and need a stronger dose can take a maximum dosage of up to 256 mcg per day which means a maximum of 4 sprays per nostril. But dose adjustments can only be made after checking with your physician. It usually takes 1 to 2 days to see improvement with this medicine. The maximum effect however can be seen in 2 weeks.

What to do in case of missing a dose and overdose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember to do so. If it is closer to the time for the next scheduled dose, then skip the missed dose completely. Avoid taking two doses at the same time just to make up for the missed dose. In case you feel that you have overdosed on Rhinocort Aqua, then seek medical attention immediately. There are no life-threatening overdose symptoms with this nasal spray but prolonged use can cause symptoms like impotence, menstruation problems, thinning skin, changes in the shape or location of body fat, facial acne, and lack of interest in sex.

Side effects of Rhinocort

There are some common side effects that happen in the initial stages of using the pill. These include sore throat, sores or patches around the nose, irritation in the nose and itching or irritation of the throat. These side effects usually subside after the using the medicine for a short while. Some serious side effects occur on a rare basis, but if they do occur, they need to get immediate medical attention. These serious side effects include allergic reactions, weight loss, blurred vision, trouble breathing and continuous nose bleed.

What drugs interact with Rhinocort Aqua?

This medicine interacts with the following medicine and hence you should be careful before taking it with them:

  • Anti-depressants that fall under the category of SSRI – Some of these anti-depressants include Prozac, Paxil and Luvox
  • Some medication that treat HIV
  • Certain antibiotics

Product Description

Zyrtec is an antihistamine drug that works by reducing the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body that can produce symptoms of itching, watery eyes, sneezing or runny nose. This pill is widely used for the treatment of common infections or cold, allergic symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes or itching. In case of itching and swelling that is caused by chronic urticaria also known to be as hives, the pill can be used to treat the same. The brand names of Zyrtec are All day Allergy, Indoor/ Outdoor Allergy Relief and is also available in the generic form by name cetirizine.

Medical Uses

Zyrtec is used to treat various allergies and hay fevers. If a person is having cold or allergy symptoms like, itching, runny nose, watery body, consumption of this pill can alleviate distress easily. One can also take this pill to treat sneezing that is due to hay fever, which is also known as allergic rhinitis. These medications are also used to heal allergies to molds and dust mites.

Dosage and Administration

Zyrtec pills are available in the dosage formulations of 5 mg and 10 mg in the form of regular tablets and as chewable tablets. Syrup form is also available in the dosage strength as 1 mg/ ml. It can be availed as an over the counter medication therefore, no prescription is required to attain this drug.

The chewable tablets should be chewed before it is swallowed. The tablets can be taken with or without food. The dissolving tablet should not be swallowed as a whole. It should be allowed to dissolve without being chewed.

You can swallow Zyrtec tablets many a time to get it dissolved. To help yourself swallow better, you may even drink a glass of water or any other liquid. Do not increase or decrease the dosage strength of the pill or take it longer than what is insisted as doing so can severely react on your body.

Side effects

The common side effects of this medication comprises of dry mouth, dizziness, headache, nausea, fatigue, drowsiness, dizziness, sore throat. The side effects of this pill in children can be vomiting and stomach pain. The pill can also impair the thinking ability; therefore, people who consume Zyrtec are requested not to engage in doing dangerous activities like driving. Further, one should also abstain from drinking alcohol as alcohol can increase certain side effects of cetirizine.

Relative contraindications to Zyrtec

Keep your doctor informed if you are taking any other medication that may work to make you sleepy such as narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxers, allergic medicines, sleeping pills, medicine for depression, seizures or anxiety. These medications can increase the sleepiness that is caused by cetirizine pills. Also notify your physician if you are taking any over the counter pills, other prescription medications or any other vitamin and herbal supplements so as to prevent any drug interactions.


Product Description

Claritin is an antihistamine medicine that works by reducing the effect of natural chemical histamine in the body. It appears as a white to white off powder which is insoluble in water and easily soluble in acetone and alcohol. When people have allergies, they are prescribed with antihistamine medication that almost does not have any side effects. This pill is an anti-allergic product whose generic name is loratidine. Histamine has the ability to produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, runny nose and wet eyes. This is to enable the reach of allergy treatment medications available for people at ease.

Medical Uses of Claritin

This medicine is used for the relief of nasal and non-nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and also for the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticarial in patients who are of two years or older. This drug is used to treat various allergies like sneezing, running nose, wet eyes, skin rash, itching and various other allergies or infections due to cold. It can also be used to treat skin hives, itching in people who have chronic skin reactions. The pill however does not treat any serious allergic reactions like anaphylaxis nor does it prevent hives or allergies.

Dosage and Administration

Claritin is typically available in the dosage strength of 10 mg. Since the drug may be purchased over the counter as well, it is possible to get the generic variant in other dosage strengths that may also be combined with other drugs so as to boost the effects of Loratadine.

This pill can be taken by mouth irrespective of having food or not usually once a day or should be taken as directed by your physician. If you are consuming chewable form of the tablet, chew every tablet thoroughly and then swallow them. The dosage differs from person to person along with their age and their response to the medicine. Do not increase or decrease your dosage or continue taking the pills longer than what is requested as doing so can result in dangerous health complications. Keep your doctor informed if you have any abnormalities due to the pill or if you are experiencing any allergic reactions after consuming this pill. Seek immediate medical attention if the hives last for more than six weeks.

Things you need to know before taking Claritin

Claritin may be safe to take by knowing the important information about this drug. They are:

  • Avoid taking the medicine if the individual is allergic to Loratadine.
  • Do not give the medicine to a child who is less than six years old.
  • Consult with the doctor if Claritin is safe for you or not if you have liver or kidney problems.
  • Pregnant or nursing women should check with the doctor first as the drug may be harmful if passed on to the baby.
  • If the medicine causes your allergy symptoms to worsen or you feel side effects like nausea, drowsiness, or sick then get medical help without any delay.

Side effects

This drug can cause some distress or allergic reactions like hives, breathing difficulties, swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue. Do not use this medicine if you have severe headache, fast heart beats, feeling light headed. Common side effects of the pill includes dry mouth, hyperactive, stomach pain, drowsy, tiredness, vomiting.

Interaction with other drugs

There is a chance that other drugs can interact with Claritin. Inform your physician if you are taking any other medical course or any over the counter drugs, supplementary products, dietary supplements or any prescription medicines to let the doctor prescribe the right and suitable medicine for you.


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