This medication description is not meant for treatment prescription without the intervention of a specialist
Claritine is a drug used to treat allergies, and marketed for its nonsedating properties. It relieves symptoms of seasonal allergies such as runny nose; sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; or itching of the nose and throat.
How to Take
For adult and child over 6 years: 10 mg daily. Child 2-5 years: 5 mg daily. Taken with or without food.
Warning and Precautions
The effects of Claritine during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Claritine appears in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Claritine is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment with Claritine is finished.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include fast or irregular heartbeat; severe drowsiness or headache.
Store Claritine at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Possible Side Effects
Drowsiness, headache, psychomotor impairment, and antimuscarinic effects such as urinary retention, dry mouth, blurred vision, and gastrointestinal disturbances are the most common side effects. Other rare side effects are: Hypotension, extrapyramidal effects, dizziness, confusion, depression, sleep disturbances, tremor, convulsions, palpitation, arrhythmias, hypersensitivity reactions, blood disorders, liver dysfunction, and angle-closure glaucoma.
The information given above is a summary. Your pharmacist can provide more information about Claritine. Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. If using this medicine for an extended period of time, obtain refills before your supply runs out.
Claritine is a medication that is used to treat allergies. It can also be combined with a decongestant, which will help to relieve colds but does cause certain side effects such as nervousness, insomnia and anxiety. Claritine is manufactured by the company Schering-Plough as well as Shionogi in Japan.
This medication is available as an over-the-counter medication in most areas including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico and Australia.
Claritine is prescribed to patients in order to get rid of symptoms that are associated with seasonal allergies such as sneezing, itchy nose, throat or eyes, runny nose or watery eyes. The medication works as an antihistamine by blocking histamine action within the body which in turn causes the symptoms of allergies to lessen.
It is important that your doctor is aware of any medical conditions you may have, especially kidney issues, liver problems as well as any allergies to medications or foods. In addition, your doctor should be aware if you are pregnant, trying to conceive or breastfeeding. Also, your doctor will need to know of any types of medications you are currently taking, prescription or non-prescription as well as vitamins, minerals and supplements you are taking.
There are some important safety aspects of Claritine to consider before taking. It is important that you take this medication as directed on the package and package insert information. If you take more than what is recommended, you will be subjected to extreme drowsiness. If you are scheduled to have a skin test done for allergies, this medication may interfere with this type of test. Your doctor may have you cease taking the medication a few days before your scheduled test. The safety and effectiveness of Claritine has not been confirmed in children under the age of six years old. You should not give children of this age group this medication unless you consult with your doctor first.
There are some medications that may interact with Claritine such as Amiodarone. Taking Claritine and Amiodarone together increases the risk of being exposed to serious irregular heartbeat.
As with most medications, there are some risks of side effects with Claritine. Most side effects are tolerable and will go away with time. If the side effects do not go away within a few days or they get worse, you will need to notify your doctor right away. Some of the most common side effects include headache, drowsiness, weakness, sore throat and dry mouth.
There are some side effects that are rare but may be more serious in nature. If you experience any of these, you will need to stop taking Claritine and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical attention. These side effects include severe allergic reaction and extreme dizziness.
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