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Loratadine (Claritin)

Also known as Claritin

Loratadine (INN) is a second-generation H1 histamine antagonist drug used to treat allergies. Structurally, it is closely related to tricyclic antidepressants, such as imipramine, and is distantly related to the atypical antipsychotic quetiapine.

Source: Wikipedia

DEA Class 5 meaning lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV and consist of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics. Schedule V drugs are generally used for antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic purposes.

Estimated Total Cost: $7.17 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed loratadine to treat seasonal allergies (hay fever), sneezing, conjunctivitis due to allergy, and sore in nose.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take loratadine if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking loratadine most commonly experience side effects like mouth dryness, headache, and insomnia.

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