Loratidine

What is Loratidine?

Loratadine (INN) is a second-generation used to treat allergies. In structure, it is closely related to tricyclic antidepressants, such as imipramine, and is distantly related to the atypical antipsychotic quetiapine.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system. Loratadine is marketed by Schering-Plough under several trade names (e.g., Claritin) and also by Shionogi in Japan. It is available as a generic drug and is marketed for its nonsedating properties. There is a version named combined with pseudoephedrine, a decongestant; known as pseudoephedrine/loratadine.

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I have swelling of throats and lips. Reduces with benedryl 11/2 tablets ever four hours. Taking mucinex. One ingredient not time release. Need to...

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Prescription medicines.

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For those with COPD, asthma or other breathing conditions, what are some fast-acting H1 blockers one can take when having an allergic reaction but...

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Yes, you can loratidine or levocetrizine or fexofenadine.

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Hi Doctor. I am an asthmatic and found out today that I have Blood pressure of 142/98. I use Budeflam and Ventolin. What blood pressure medication...

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Amlodipine would be good.

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