loratadine/pseudoephedrine sustained-release - oral, Claritin-D
GENERIC NAME: LORATADINE/PSEUDOEPHEDRINE SUSTAINED-RELEASE - ORAL (lor-AT-uh-deen/sue-doh-eff-ED-rin)
BRAND NAME(S): Claritin-D
USES: Loratadine is an antihistamine which provides relief of seasonal allergy symptoms such as watery and itching eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which helps relieve a stuffy nose, promotes sinus draining, and improves breathing.This medication is not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age due to the high amount of pseudoephedrine.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth usually twice daily (every 12 hours); or take as directed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water. Do not break, crush, or chew the tablet; doing so will destroy the long action and increase the chance of side effects.Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed.Do not take this medication for several days before allergy testing since test results can be affected. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
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