loratadine/pseudoephedrine sustained-release - oral, Claritin-D

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GENERIC NAME: LORATADINE/PSEUDOEPHEDRINE SUSTAINED-RELEASE - ORAL (lor-AT-a-deen/SOO-doe-e-FED-rin)

BRAND NAME(S): Claritin-D

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

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 as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily (every 12 hours) with a full glass of water.Do not crush or chew this medication. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.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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