Why do I need this medicine?
Loratadine helps relieve symptoms of cold and allergy, such as runny nose, itch, watery eyes and sneezing. It also helps relieve allergic skin conditions such as itching due to hives.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Loratadine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by the doctor.
This medicine can be taken with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Loratadine is available as a tablet or an orally disintegrating tablet.
If you are taking the orodispersible tablet:
- Remove it from the foil only just before you take it. Do not leave the orodispersible tablet exposed to air. Do not push the orodispersible tablet through the foil as it is fragile and easily broken.
- Remove the orodispersible tablet with dry hands by peeling the backing off the foil and tipping the tablet onto your dry hands.
- Place the orodispersible tablet directly on your tongue as soon as it is taken out of the foil. The orodispersible tablet will immediately start to melt on the tongue. You can swallow the tablet with or without water.
You may stop taking Loratadine once you feel better, unless your doctor has instructed you otherwise.