Loratadine

What is Loratadine?

This medication is an antihistamine that treats symptoms such as itching, runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing from hay fever and other allergies. It is also used to relieve itching from hives.

Questions and answers on "Loratadine"

My husband is severely allergic to house dust. he has been on AP Loratadine for a long time and suffers from low sperm count and motility. We have been trying to conceive for 4 years. The gynae said that the Loratadine is in some way responsible for his semen thickness. Another Dr has now given him Dazit tablets, which upon our own research has shown to have the same active ingredient as AP Loratadine. Is the Dazit going to have the same effects on his fertility?

doctor1 MD

hello,
both loratidine and dazit have anticholinergic properties that dry secretions up but that does not influence sperm count.

thanks.

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I am currently on loratadine and phenhydramine medication to treat my minor flu and cough. At the same time, I am expected to have a medical check up for my student visa application within two days. Will these drugs affect the results? And also how long should I avoid taking them before my check up? Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Hi, thank you for posting.

Loratadine and Phenhydramine except their positive effect, cause a lot of side effects and this is the reason why these medicines affects the check up result.
Side effects of these medicines are:
- Sedation.
- Psychomotor retardation.
- Urinary retention.
- Dry mouth.
-...

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Will Loratadine cause an increase in Blood Pressure? I have taken the med only two days. My BP is normally very good. It is now 170/75.

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Brief Answer:
Not likely to raise BP.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for using Healthcare Magic.
Loratadine is not known to cause an increase in blood pressure. Your current blood pressure is slightly raised however, it would be advisable to monitor your blood pressure over a few days before...

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I was using cvs brand of loratadine and now i got target brand. They are both 10mg and say compare to Claratin. Will there any significant differences in the different brands?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Loratadine -different brands

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.
Loratadine is a second-generation H1 histamine antagonist drug used to treat allergies.Adult Dose-10 mg orally once a day.
Claritin is also another brand of Loratadine....

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If loratadine was taken last night around 8 pm can dime tap be used this am to relieve stuffiness in a 5 yr old

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You may give dimetapp if needed

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for asking on this platform

Loratadine is an anti allergic,anti histamine. It's half life is about 5-15 hours and that is the reason it is usually given once a day.
Dimetapp contains another antihistamine named...

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can i give a 16 month old loratadine and piriton for two weeks? my 16 month old has been coughing and sneezing and having a runny nose since her first birthday, now the ENT doctor prescribed loratidine and piriton for two weeks,is that okay?

doctor1 MD

Hello.
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
In such a small child we usually prefer old tested anti allergics instead of going for newer drugs like loratadine etc otherwise any antiallergic you choose after consulting your doctor must be given for at least two weeks for it to show any effect.
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WHY WOULD MY 7 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER BE PERSCRIBED LORATADINE FOR A FEVER. I HAVE JOINT CUSTODY OF HER. SHE RAN A FEVER AT SCHOOL THEN HER MOTHER TOOK HER TO THE "DOCTOR" AND SHE CAME BACK WITH A SCRIP FOR LORATADINE 10 MG ORAL THAT SHE IS SUPPOSED TO TAKE ONCE A DAY. ALL THE INFO I HAVE SEEN SAYS NOTHING ABOUT FEVERS. THERE IS HORRIFIC SIDE EFFECTCTS AND NOTHING ABOUT FEVERS. SHE IS NOT FEVERISH ANYMORE AND I AM TERRIFIED THAT SHE WILL BE TAKING THIS DRUG AT HER MOTHERS. IS THIS NORMAL? IS THIS DOCTOR A QUACK? WHAT SHOULD I DO?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Physical examination would help to describe better the health condition of the this little girl.

As the doctor has already done a physical examination, and prescribed loratadine, this is because fever situations are often associated with upper respiratory problems such as runny nose,...

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What is the effect of taking clarithromycin XXXXXXX claritin together, is there a possibility of getting convulsions.


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Brief Answer:
Yes there is possibilty

Detailed Answer:
ant-Hi

Thanks for posting your query on XXXXXXX

Claritin is loratadine, an antiallergic and clarithromycin is an antibiotic.

Clarithromycin can inhibit Cytochrome P450 3A4 and should not be given with non-sedating antihistamines like...

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Recent questions on  Loratadine

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I have a rash and itching from my neck to my breasts, across my shoulders, down my back and slightly on my arms to the back of my hands. I am taking non drowsy Claritin and hydrocortisone cream. It s been over a week with symptoms and the bumpy skin area just keeps growing. I m not hungry and sleeping a lot, even though the Claritin is the non-drowsy formula. I have not changed soaps or detergents or eaten unusual foods. Is there anything that will make this go away rather than just easing the itching?

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My story is a difficult one, I went through a rough patch last year, Myself and my wife was looking to buy a new house and we battled to find one for 9 months, whilst staying with my folks. This made me a bit depressed so went out a lot with my friends and drank a lot of whiskey and smoking cigarettes. We then finally got the house we wanted, me being very excited, went out with friends and got horribly drunk and smoked a half a packed of menthol cigarettes. The next morning i was very sick, with a huge hangover, this carried on for 2 weeks. I was urinating like a racing horse. I also felt that my kidneys were very tender, I went to the doctor and she gave me a cortisone injection. Then i went to a doctor and he told me I had crystals in my kidneys and that it would go away. I have to drink a lot of water and drink citro soda to flush my kidneys clean. I also used to drink allergex antihistamine which was a sedative drug. The doctor told me this makes people drowsy and that I should rather use Loratadine because it is not a sedative drug. When I started using this drug i made me feel very funny but I thought it would be a side affect, after a weeks use of this medication i stated getting panic attacks. This then made my brain felt like it was making waves like the ocean, also a feeling of being drunk and I new something was not right in my brain. I then went out with my wife to her companies year end function and had one glass of Champaign and two shooters. The following eve i got another pannic attack. I went to bed and slept, i woke up at 3 in the morning and it felt as if my brain was running like a V8 Engine. and at a high frequency pitch. I then walked in the house feeling very restless I could not stand i could not sit still. This continued for 3 days, then I admitted myself into hospital. I was diagnosed with psychomotor epilepsy (TLE) ( The psychiatrist told me my brain frequencies are out of synch) . I was then put on Alprazolam medication and zyprexa and epilim. This didn’t make me feel very good my sight wasn’t good and dint feel myself. As soon as people came near me I wanted to hurt them stab them with a knife if I was eating. And my vision was not good as if I was in a dream state. I then went back to the doctor saying that I stopped taking the eplim, she then changed the medicine to tegratol and seroquel. The seroquel was a total brain dysfunctional, So I stopped taking the seroquel medication and only drank the tegratol. I could do nothing at work my brains memory and concentration was of that of a gold fish ( with the seroquel). I then went to neurologist for another scan and he said there is no more brain problem and that there is no more epilepsy. The doctor took me off the Alprazolam and I woke up at three in the morning. I then admitted myself into hospital where they pumped all medication out of my body, and then they gave me urbanol, 75mg of lamotrigine, 2 tabs camcolit and etamien to sleep. I then went back to sphyciatrist and she gave me Epilim again, I again didn’t drink it, cause it made my brain feel funny. I then decided i wanted to go to a sleep clinic where there was another neurologist, he told me I had an illness and that it was not epilepsy. He then send me to another psychiatrist. I am now on 100 mg of lamotrigine, 100mg malipoxin (trazodone), and clonazepam (Rivotril)



I still have weird feelings in my brain, which is only related to extreme anxiety. There are periods during the day that I feel horribly drunk (Intoxicated feeling) as if I had a whole bottle of whiskey and feel as if the brain cells are burning. I have heached over my two frontal lobes, headaches on the side of my head. I get lots of cold sweats, I stress a lot on how I feel, which I know is not good for the anxiety, My body is sore in the morning as if I have flue, and also periods during the course of the day I Have feeling as if something is eating my brain. I also had brain fog symptoms, somptoms of my brain being squeezed, as if it is dehydrated. My brain doesn’t feel clear, as if the brain power is suppressed. I also have a feeling of having a hang over sometimes. My brain feels like water moving in the ocean.

I have read a lot on the internet on diseases like dementia and other mental illnesses. But I think I have severe anxiety which was caused by the alcohol. Im still concerned that I have brain damage

I am not an alcoholic, I only drink with my friends, And I don’t smoke during the day. I only had 5 hard party sessions in 2 months. I don’t have any cravings besides for sweets (Sugar)



Could the cigarette smoking together with the alcohol cause temporary seizures? I am so worried about brain damage, or is the anxiety making me feel stupid with not good memory and concentration. I had one MRI and two EEG scans. I am so paranoid and worried about my health. It feels like a live in a dream. Should I go for any other brain scans? Like a PET CAT, MEG scan?

I think the anxiety is also physically killing me.

I have now also gone for acupuncture sessions. As the doctor in our church which specialises in Chinese medicine says my central nervous system is going up and down. Every doctor has something else to say and it is freaking me out.



Please help

Eon

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ive been in touch with my doctor after developing hives all over my hands, wrists, arms, under my arms, buttocks, and the backs of thighs after a treatment of nitrofurantonin 200mg for 5 days for a uti ; I was told to take Benadryl. im also on lamictal 250mg, toviaz 4mg, ranitidine 300mg, olanzapine 2.5 mg,loratadine 10 mg. but everything I read says im in for more of the same trouble. I have taken 1 capsule 25mg Benadryl and it doesn t seem to be touching it.at the same time I developed a cough and chills without a fever. should I go to the emergency dept?

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Is it possible that taking Claritin contributed to the weakening of the walls of the disks in my spinal column? I have a herniated disk and wondered if taking Claritin for a year( with the dehydration that comes with the medication) could have caused the herniation.

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I have chronic sinus problem in the head cavities and now seems to be around the eyes I am taking Claritin one every 24 hrs not seeming to do the trick flying to ny wednesday need a fast fix before I get on the plane what is your suggestion

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71 year old female, hold body is itching and burning feeling.

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My boyfriend has had a sudden onset of hives all over his body with the exception of his neck, face and head on Sunday. He has been on Benadryl since Sunday afternoon and Benedryl and prednisone since Monday with very little relief. It seems to...

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