Claritin Allergy Medication
Claritin® (loratadine) is an antihistamine product that is now available without a prescription. People with year-round or seasonal allergies may benefit from this medicine. With an allergy medication such as Claritin, the goals are to relieve symptoms such as runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, sneezing, and itchy nose or throat.
The medicine comes in several forms, including tablets, orally disintegrating tablets, liquid-filled capsules, chewable tablets, and syrup. It is usually taken by mouth once daily, although one product is taken twice a day. Claritin is approved for use in both adults and children.
Even though the allergy medicine is now available without a prescription, you should still talk to your healthcare provider before taking Claritin if you are pregnant or have kidney disease, liver disease, or any allergies (including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives).
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