loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Alavert Allergy & Sinus, Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 hour) (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Loratadine/pseudoephedrine is used for the temporary relief of runny nose, sneezing, and nasal stuffiness from the common cold. It also is used for the relief of nasal and non-nasal symptoms of various allergic conditions such as seasonal allergic rhinitis. Loratadine/pseudoephedrine may be used for bronchitis, sore throat (pharyngitis), and for inflamed and sinusitis (congested sinuses).

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of loratadine/pseudoephedrine include:



PREPARATIONS: Tablets containing 5 mg loratadine and 120 mg pseudoephedrine (12 hour formulation) and tablets containing 10 mg loratadine and 240 mg pseudoephedrine (24 hour formulation) are available.

STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).


  • Loratadine/pseudoephedrine may be taken with or without food.
  • It must be used cautiously in patients with heart (coronary artery) disease and angina (because pseudoephedrine can stimulate the heart) as well as in patients with diabetes (because there is a small chance that pseudoephedrine can raise the level of blood sugar).
  • The dose for children older than 12 years and adults is 1 tablet every 12 hours of immediate release tablets or 1 tablet every 24 hours for extended release tablets.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/12/2014

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