Loratadine is used in the treatment of allergies and the symptoms it can cause.
Loratadine is an antihistamine. There is a natural substance produced in the body called histamine, histamine is stored in the mast cells throughout the body. When an allergic reaction occurs, cells in the body release histamine, this causes histamine to bind to certain receptors in the body, which then leads to allergy symptoms. By taking loratadine, histamine is prevented from binding to its receptors, which helps to provide relief from hay fever symptoms and allergies.
Patients who take Loratadine may suffer from such side effects;
A sore throat,
Sores around the mouth,
Difficulty in swallowing,
Hoarseness of voice,
Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping),
The Loratadine is the drug, which having the US brand name of Claritin is used to avoid allergies. It is manufactured by CADILA and having the other brand name as Loratin. It is having the marketing technology from generic drugs. The chemical name of this drug is Ethyl 4-(8-chloro-5, 6-dihydro-11H-benzo [5, 6] cyclohepta [1, 2-b] pyridin-11-ylidene)-1-piperidinecarboxylate. Unlike the other drugs, it is not producing the conditions like irritation, depression and the other conditions. Claritin-D is the advanced version of this drug that is used to control the cold, fever, throat infection along with the allergy. The drug is especially for the patients who are having the age above the twelve years. The drug is approved and authorized by one of the familiar drug's research foundation FDA.
The main composition of this drug is LORATIDINE. It is a powder component that is off white to white in color. It is a water insoluble molecule. The molecular weight of this component is 382.89. The tablet form contains the inactive components such as lactose, corn starch, and magnesium stearate. The syrup form has sugar, glycerine, water, edentate disodium, sodium benzoate, and artificial color.
The main advantage of this drug is to avoid any kinds of allergies that occur in the places of eyes, face, thigh on the human body. Some recent versions of this drug help to overcome the cold and throat-related diseases. This drug gives the immediate action towards the allergies within the span of less than six weeks. It is very important for the patients below the age of twelve should not use this drug.
Normally, the patients are advised to take one tablet daily on the regular basis. Only the children below the age of twelve with more than 30 kgs and having the proper medical condition can use the medicines. Anyway, the children should be consulted with the doctors before use the medicines. It is also noted that you should not take double dosage and half of the tablet at a time. The single tablet is having the composition of 10 mg.
The children having the age of less than two in your home should not use this medicine. It is recommended to the patients the medicines must be taken on daily basis without missing any of the day. If you miss any of the day better consult with your doctors.
The patients are requested that do not take the self-treatment without consulting with the doctor because it will cause more side effects. This drug should be kept away from the children and mentally affected people in your home. It is suggested that often check your condition to the doctors, if you're not having any improvement in the span of five to six weeks, meet the doctors and get advice from him.
Generally, the side-affect will be occurs only when the patients are not taken the regular treatment. The side effects are headache and the drying of mouth. Sometimes the people may be affected by the problems like nervousness.
The tablets should be prevented from the home where the places of sunlight. The tablets and syrup are having different storage temperatures. The tablet should be kept in the temperature of 30 degrees, and the syrup should be in the 25 degrees.