Generic for Claritin
While generic Claritin is available in various forms, it is not under the same regulations as generic versions of prescription medications. Therefore, it's difficult to say with certainty that these generic versions are equivalent to brand-name Claritin. Also, because the medication can go under different names, the best way to know you are getting the generic version of Claritin is to look for "loratadine" in the list of active ingredients.
Is There a Generic Version of Claritin?Claritin® (loratadine) is a non-prescription antihistamine approved to treat allergies and hives. It belongs to a group of medications known as non-sedating antihistamines (which are less likely to cause drowsiness). Claritin was originally a prescription-only product, but was switched to non-prescription status in 2002.
Claritin is manufactured by Schering-Plough HealthCare Products, Inc. However, many different generic versions of Claritin are now available.