Claritine 10 mg

Loratadine 10 mg.

Dosage
Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Rhinitis
10 mg orally once a day
-Maximum dose: 10 mg/day
Use: Temporary relief of symptoms associated with hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies (e.g., runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, itching of the nose/throat)

Usual Adult Dose for Urticaria
10 mg orally once a day
-Maximum dose: 10 mg/day
Use: Temporary relief of symptoms associated with hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies (e.g., runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, itching of the nose/throat)

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis
2 to 5 years: 5 mg orally once a day
-Maximum dose: 5 mg/day
6 years and older: 10 mg orally once a day
-Maximum dose: 10 mg/day
Use: Temporary relief of symptoms associated with hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies (e.g., runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, itching of the nose/throat)

Usual Pediatric Dose for Urticaria
2 to 5 years: 5 mg orally once a day
-Maximum dose: 5 mg/day
6 years and older: 10 mg orally once a day
-Maximum dose: 10 mg/day
Use: Temporary relief of symptoms associated with hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies (e.g., runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, itching of the nose/throat)

Renal Dose Adjustments
Dose adjustment(s) may be required; however, no specific guidelines have been suggested. Caution recommended.

Liver Dose Adjustments
Dose adjustment(s) may be required; however, no specific guidelines have been suggested. Caution recommended.

Precautions
Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 2 years.
Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis
Data not available.

Other Comments
Administration advice:
-This drug may be taken with or without food.
-Oral solution formulations should be used with the enclosed dosing cup.
-Oral dissolving tablets (ODTs)/oral lyophilisates should be opened immediately before placement on the tongue; the tablet should be allowed to dissolve and may be taken with or without water.

Storage requirements:
-Liquid filled capsules: Keep from freezing.
-Chewable, oral lyophilisates, and ODTs: Store unopened blister packs at 20 to 25C.
-Oral tablets: Protect from moisture.

Patient advice:
-Inform patients that this drug may cause drowsiness, and they should avoid driving or operating machinery until the full effects of the drug are seen

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Claritine 10 mg only for the indication prescribed.

Verified References
  • FDA Jan 06, 2018
  • CDC Jan 06, 2018
  • Mayo Clinic Jan 06, 2018
  • Drugs.com accessed Jan 06, 2018
  • Medscape accessed Jan 06, 2018
  • Epocrates accessed Jan 06, 2018
  • Webmd accessed Jan 06, 2018