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Drugs reference index «Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets»

Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets
Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets
Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets


Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets

Generic Name: Loratadine (lor-A-ta-deen)Brand Name: Examples include Claritin Reditabs and Triaminic Allerchews

Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets are used for:

Relieving symptoms of seasonal allergies such as runny nose; sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; or itching of the nose and throat. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets are an antihistamine. It works by blocking a substance in the body called histamine. This helps to decrease allergy symptoms.

Do NOT use Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets:

Some medical conditions may interact with Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have kidney or liver problems, or phenylketonuria (PKU)

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Amiodarone because the risk of severe irregular heartbeat may be increased

Ask your health care provider if Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets:

Use Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets by mouth with or without food.
  • Be sure that your hands are completely dry before you handle Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets. Use the tablet right away after you remove it from the tablet blister.
  • To open the tablet blister, peel back the foil, then gently remove the tablet. Place the tablet on the tongue. The tablet will dissolve quickly. You may take Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets with or without water.
  • If you miss a dose of Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets.

Important safety information:

  • Taking Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets in high doses may cause drowsiness. Do NOT take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
  • Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets may interfere with skin allergy tests. If you are scheduled for a skin test, talk to your doctor. You may need to stop taking Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets for a few days before the tests.
  • Some of these products contain phenylalanine. If you must have a diet that is low in phenylalanine, ask your pharmacist if it is in your product.
  • Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 6 years old without checking with the child's doctor; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets while you are pregnant. Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets are found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); severe or persistent dizziness.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include fast or irregular heartbeat; severe drowsiness or headache.

Proper storage of Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets:

Store Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not use a tablet if the blister unit is open or torn. Use within 6 months of opening the foil pouch. Keep Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets are to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Claritin Reditabs Orally Disintegrating Tablets. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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