Follow directions on the product label, information guide, and provided by your doctor before using Loratadine
. Consume this medicine
as per your doctor's instructions.
is consumed with or without food. Swallow the whole tablet of Loratadine with water.
The typical adult dose of Loratadine is 10 mg once daily or 2 teaspoonfuls (10 mg) of syrup once daily. The typical dose for children is 5 mg (1 teaspoonful) once daily. The maximum dose for adults of Loratadine
is 10 mg per day. It takes 1 to 3 hours for this medicine to start its action.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens or if you develop new symptoms. Talk to your doctor if swelling of the face, swelling of lips, swelling of the tongue, swelling of the throat, difficulty in breathing due to narrowing of the airways, shock
, rash, itching
, and collapse
. If you have any kidney disease, an initial dose of 10 mg every other day is recommended in patients having kidney disease with clearance rate less than 30 ml/min. In children of age 2 to 5 years with kidney disease, the initial dose should be 5 mg per day. If you have issues with the health of your liver, a low initial dose of 10 mg every other day is recommended in adults and children weighing more than 30 kg or 66.1 lb. In children weighing less than 30 kg or 66.1 lb, a dose of 5 ml (5 mg) is recommended.
If you are giving Loratadine
to a child, be sure to use a product that is meant for use in children. Before giving this medicine, use the child's weight or age to find the right dose from the leaflet or product package. You can also read the dosage section
of this page to know the correct dose for your child. Else, consult with your doctor and follow their recommendation.
If using the liquid form of this medicine
, measure the dose using the provided measuring cup, spoon, or dropper. Before pouring the medicine into the measuring device, you should check the measurement markings carefully. Then, pour the dose amount into the device. After use, clean and store the measuring device in a safe place for your next use. You should not use a tablespoon or teaspoon as the dose measuring devices since it can result in an incorrect dose. If indicated on the product package, shake the medicine
If using the orally-disintegrating form of this medicine, make sure you do not consume any food or fluid 5 minutes before or after taking this medicine. Before taking the medicine
out of the package, wash your hands thoroughly. Place the medicine on the tongue. Make sure you do not chew or swallow the medicine
. You do not need to drink water after consuming the medicine. In certain cases, the medicine can taste slightly bitter. Also, ensure that you do not break or split the medicine.
If using the rapidly-dissolving tablet form of this medicine, chew this medicine or allow the medicine
to dissolve on the tongue. Next, swallow the medicine with or without water.
Medicines may be given for uses other than those listed in the medicine guide. Do not use Loratadine
for symptoms for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Loratadine to others who may have similar symptoms as you. Self-medication can cause harm.
at 2-30°C (36-86°F) for tablet, 2-25°C (36-77°F) for syrup and rapidly dissolving tablet, and 20-25°C (68-77°F) for suspension and capsule, and away from moisture. Keep this medicine
away from children and pets