Claritin Drug Information
People with year-round or seasonal allergies may benefit from Claritin® (loratadine). This antihistamine is now available without a prescription, and it comes in several forms. Some of the specific symptoms it can minimize include:
- Runny nose
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Itchy nose or throat.
Most people have no problems with Claritin; however, the drug's safety information should be reviewed so that you are aware of possible side effects (such as headaches and drowsiness), drug interactions, and other problems. In addition, people with liver or kidney disease should consult their healthcare provider before taking this product.
Claritin is typically taken once a day, although one product (Claritin 12-Hour RediTabs®) is taken twice a day.
(For more information on this drug, click Claritin. Topics covered in this full-length article include how it works, what to expect while taking it, and how to get the most out of each dose.)