Metro Drug
Full Prescribing Info
Each chewable tablet contains Loratadine, USP 10 mg as the active ingredient.
Loratadine is a long-acting, non-sedating antihistamine with no significant antimuscarinic activity.
It is used for the symptomatic relief of allergic conditions including rhinitis and chronic urticaria.
It is also used with a decongestant such as pseudoephedrine sulfate.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Loratadine is given by mouth in a dose of 10 mg once daily. Children ages 2 to 5 years may be given 5 mg once daily and those ages 6 to 12 years may be given 10 mg once daily for seasonal allergic rhinitis and chronic urticaria.
Patients with hepatic failure or mild renal insufficiency should be given Loratadine 10 mg on alternate days initially.
Missed Dose: Take the missed dose as soon as remembered. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose.
When taken more than the recommended dosage, consult the doctor.
Signs and Symptoms of Overdose: Loratadine overdose include sleepiness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, vomiting, decreased blood pressure, tachycardia, and extrapyramidal manifestations or movement disorders such as involuntary movement, tremors and rigidity, body restlessness, muscle contractions, and changes in breathing and heart rate.
Allergic to any ingredient of the product.
Pregnant and breastfeeding.
Special Precautions
This medicine should be given with care to patients with kidney or liver disease including patients taking other drugs that affect the liver.
When to Consult a Doctor: When the patient takes more Loratadine 10 mg chewable tablet than a patient should, talk to a doctor.
If the patient gets any side effects, talk to the doctor.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should not take this medicine.
Adverse Reactions
Liver impairment, abnormal hepatic function including jaundice, hepatitis, and hepatic necrosis has been reported rarely. Sometimes it causes rashes and hypersensitivity reactions and cross sensitivity to related drugs may occur. Other adverse effects that have been reported with the antihistamine include paresthesias, tinnitus and hypotension.
Drug Interactions
Other medicines for cough, cold and allergy.
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C.
MIMS Class
Antihistamines & Antiallergics
ATC Classification
R06AX13 - loratadine ; Belongs to the class of other antihistamines for systemic use.
Chewable tab 10 mg (green, mottled, round, biconvex, tutti-frutti flavored, uncoated) x 100's.
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