“Claritin” is an antihisamine agent, a selective blocker of H1-receptors. After taking one dose, the drug begins to act after 30 minutes. The expressed antihistamine effect of the drug manifests after 1-3 hours, the peak value reaches in the interval of 8-12 hours. In this case, the antihistamine effect of “Claritin” continues throughout the day.
Form of release:
– tablets “Claritin” of 10 mg;
– Syrup “Claritin” of 60 and 120 mg with dosage spoon included.
Indications for use
The drug is prescribed in seasonal and year-round allergic rhinitis for elimination are peculiar to the data diseases of symptoms such as sneezing, itchy nasal mucosa, rhinorrhea. In the case of allergic conjunctivitis, the drug is prescribed to eliminate burning and itching in the eyes, as well as eliminate allergen-induced lacrification. In addition, “Claritin” is used for the therapy of skin diseases of allergic genesis, particularly chronic idiopathic urticaria.
The method of use of the drug
Adults and children over 12 years are prescribed 1 tablet or 10 ml of syrup “Claritin” once a day. Children 2-12 years – 1 time a day 5 ml of syrup or 0.5 tablets. Children with a body weight of more than 30 kg are prescribed an adult dosage of the drug – 10 mg per day.
For patients with impairment of renal and hepatic functions, the initial dosage of “Claritin” is 10 mg, with the drug taken every other day.
Contraindications to the use of “Claritin” is intolerance of components of the drug, in particular loratadine and lactose. The drug is contraindicated to children under 2 years of age. Lactating women need to stop lactation during the period of taking the drug.
Pregnant drug is recommended to prescribe only in case of extreme need when the benefit to the mother is higher than the risk to the fetus.
When taking the drug in rare cases may occur side effects from the immune, digestive and central nervous systems, in particular dry mouth, nausea, impairment of liver functions, gastritis, anaphylactic reactions, drowsiness, headache, increased fatigue, nervousness.
In overdose, palpitations, drowsiness and headaches may appear, so taking the drug is necessary in strict accordance with the instructions. For excretion of the drug in overdose prescribed gastric washing with sodium chloride solution, taking adsorbents.