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Brand Names: Alavert D-12, Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 Hour, Leader Allergy Relief D-24, Loratadine-D 24 Hour
Generic Name: loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Pronunciation: lor AT a deen and SOO doe ee FED rin)
What is loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Alavert D-12, Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 Hour, Leader Allergy Relief D-24, Loratadine-D 24 Hour)?
Loratadine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.
Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).
The combination of loratadine and pseudoephedrine is used to treat sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy or watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.
Loratadine and pseudoephedrine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Claritin-D 24 Hour
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What are the possible side effects of loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Alavert D-12, Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 Hour, Leader Allergy Relief D-24, Loratadine-D 24 Hour)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Alavert D-12, Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 Hour, Leader Allergy Relief D-24, Loratadine-D 24 Hour)?
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.
Do not use loratadine and pseudoephedrine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. Serious, life threatening side effects can occur if you use loratadine and pseudoephedrine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, or sleep medicine. Antihistamines and decongestants are contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain drug. Check the label to see if a medicine contains an antihistamine or decongestant.
This medication may cause blurred vision or impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of loratadine and pseudoephedrine.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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