Allerclear - Non-Drowsy - Lortadine /Antihistamine
Temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies: Runny Nose, Sneezing, Itchy, Watery Eyes, Itching of the Nose or Throat.
Loratadine is an antihistamine that is used for typical allergy symptoms, such as a stuffy or runny nose, itchy watery eyes, scratchy throat (due to allergies), and rashes, itching, and hives. (It can also be used in some cases to limit asthma attacks).
Antihistamines block the release of histamine, a naturally occurring substance in the body that produces all the allergy symptoms we want to get rid of.
The usual dose of Loratadine is 10 mg a day. This offers an advantage over the first generation antihistamines (Benadryl), in that they are dosed every 8 hours. The main and most significant advantage of Loratadine over the first generation antihistamines is that Loratadine will not cause drowsiness and has less overall side effects and less adverse interactions with other medications (and alcohol).
People with liver disease should discuss the use of Loratadine with their doctor. Pregnant women should avoid using Loratadine as studies have shown a risk to the fetus.
Loratadine is very effective in treating allergy symptoms. I like the non-sedating quality and the once daily dosing.
(2) Loratadine is an effective, non drowsy, long acting (once daily) antihistamine for both seasonal and year round allergies. We have used Kirkland brand generic Loratadine which is as good as the more expensive Claritin at a can’t beat it price of $2 per month ($19.95 for a ten month supply of 300). Loratadine takes a few days use to reach maximimum effectiveness and it is important to take it every day to maintain full effectiveness.
If you are having an acute allergic reaction or flare up Benadryl (diphenylhydramine) is a better choice for such uses as it is faster (though shorter) acting. Other quick acting but non drowsy antihistamines would also work in these cases.
For regular use this generic Loratadine is great stuff at a great price.
Other Ingredients: Lactose Monohydrate, Magnesium Stearate, Povidone, Pregelatinized Starch.
*When taken as directed see Drug Facts Panel.
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