GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
- Tablets: 10 mg.
- Tablets, disintegrating: 5 and 10 mg.
- Tablets, chewable: 5 mg.
- Syrup: 5 mg/5 ml.
STORAGE: Tablets should be stored between 2 C and 30 C (36 F and 86 F), and syrup should be stored between 2 C and 25 C (36 and 77 F).
DOSING: The usual dose of loratadine is 10 mg daily for adults and children older than six years of age. The dose for children 2 to 6 years of age is 5 mg daily.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Erythromycin, cimetidine (Tagamet), and ketoconazole (Nizoral) increase the blood concentration of loratadine by inhibiting the elimination of loratadine. This may result in increased adverse events from loratadine.
PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of loratadine in pregnant women. Loratidine should be used during pregnancy only if it is clearly needed.
Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
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