Loratadine+pseudoephedrine - oral

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine are combined in this medicine.

Loratadine+Pseudoephedrine help relieve symptoms of allergies, such as runny nose, sneezing, and red, itchy, and watery eyes.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Loratadine+Pseudoephedrine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take this medicine with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.

If you are taking the extended-release type of tablet (usually labelled “ER”), swallow it whole. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet.

You may stop taking this medicine once you feel better or if there are no more allergies.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not take Loratadine+Pseudoephedrine if you are currently taking or have taken a medicine used to treat depression known as monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxacid, phenelzine and tranylcypromine in the last 14 days.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following:

- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- diabetes
- thyroid disease
- increased pressure in the eyes
- liver disease
- kidney disease
- prostate problems or difficulty in urination

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What side effects could I experience?
This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects of include any of the following: headache, nervousness, problems sleeping, stomach discomfort, dry mouth and rashes.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Do not take this medicine if you are currently taking or have taken a medicine used to treat depression known as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within such as isocarboxacid, phenelzine and tranylcypromine in the last 14 days.

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking medicines for heart disease e.g. digoxin, reserpine, methyldopa and beta blockers such as atenolol and metoprolol.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
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