1. What is CLARITIN and what is it used for?
CLARITIN are white to off-white, notched oval tablets debossed with “10” on one side and plain on the other.
CLARITIN contains the active ingredient loratadine, which is a member of a class of drugs called “antihistamines”.
CLARITIN helps to reduce your allergy symptoms by stopping the effects of a substance called “histamine” produced by your body when you are allergic to anything.
CLARITIN is indicated for the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria, seasonal and chronic (perennial) allergic rhinitis. CLARITINE also helps to relieve the symptoms (itching and redness) of the condition commonly known as urticaria (hives).
The effect of CLARITIN lasts all day and will help you maintain your normal daily activities and sleep patterns.
If you do not feel better but feel worse, you should definitely talk to your doctor.
2. How to use CLARITIN?
Always take CLARITIN as directed in this leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you. If you are unsure, consult your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
The notch on the tablet is not to divide the tablet into equal doses, but to facilitate breaking the tablet for ease of swallowing.
Application route and method
For oral use only. You can use it on an empty stomach or with food.
different age groups
Use in children
CLARITIN Syrup may be more suitable for children. It is important to know your child’s body weight to make sure you are giving the right amount of medicine. For example, the body weight of a 9-year-old child is 30 kg. If you are not sure, weigh your child and then follow the instructions given in the table.
Do not give to children under 2 years of age with a body weight of 30 kg or less.
3. What are the possible side effects?
Like all medicines, there may be side effects in people who are sensitive to the substances contained in CLARITIN.
Adverse events are listed below by system organ class. The frequencies are defined as:
In different organ systems;
very common (> 1/10), common (> 1/100 to < 1/10), uncommon (> 1/1,000 to <1/100), rare (> 1/10,000 to <1/1,000), very rare (<1/10,000), not known (cannot be estimated from the available data).
Side effects reported in children aged 2-12 years include:
Side effects reported in children over 12 years of age and adults include:
During the time loratadine was on the market, the following side effects were also observed:
• Severe allergic reaction
fast or irregular heartbeat