Kirkland Non-Drowsy - Lortadine Tablets, (10 mg) Antihistamine, 300 Count Tablets

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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.

  • Provides 24 hour allergy relief
  • Relief from sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes and itchy throat
  • Can be used for seasonal allergies like hayfever

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.

There are several antihistamines you can purchase over the counter, Loratadine is a second generation antihistamine, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the older first generation product. Loratadine will be a bit more expensive than diphenhydramine, as it is the newer of the two. However, I believe it is a much superior product because is has so few side effects.

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.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 tablet
Servings Per Container: 300
  Amount Per Serving % DV
Loratadine 10 mg N/A*

Other Ingredients: Lactose Monohydrate, Magnesium Stearate, Povidone, Pregelatinized Starch.

Adults and children 6 years and over: 1 Tablet daily; not more that 1 tablet in 24 hours.
Children under 6 years of age: ask a doctor. Consumers with liver or kidney disease: ask a doctor.

Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients.
Ask a doctor before use if you have liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should determine if you need a different dose.
When using this product do not take more than directed. Taking more than directed may cause drowsiness.

Stop use and ask a doctor if an allergic reaction to this product occurs. Seek medical help right away. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

*When taken as directed see Drug Facts Panel.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.