Claritin-D Warnings and Precautions
There are many Claritin-D warning and precautions to be aware of before starting treatment, including important information on who should not take the drug. Avoid taking Claritin-D if you have difficulty passing urine, narrow-angle glaucoma, or severe heart disease. Claritin-D warnings and precautions also extend to people who have high blood pressure, diabetes, or thyroid disease.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Claritin-D® (loratadine and pseudoephedrine sulfate) if you have:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Difficulty passing urine
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Thyroid disease
- Difficulty swallowing tablets
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, including liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.