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Generic Claritin is an effective oral medicine used to treat treating conditions related to allergic reactions. It contains Loratadine, which is an antihistamine drug that reduces the action of a naturally occurring chemical in the body. It is nothing but the generic version of the brand Claritin. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Generic Claritin Things to Know

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About Generic Claritin
  • Clinically proven and effective antihistamine
  • Contains Loratadine as an active ingredient
  • Treats conditions related to allergic reactions
  • Most popular and widely-prescribed allergy

  • Sneezing
  • a runny and stuffy nose
  • red and watery eyes
  • hives (skin rashes)
  • itching
  • urticaria (nettle rash)

Working Mechanism
  • Generic Claritin (Loratadine) is an
    antihistaminic drug that reduces the production
    of chemical called histamine in the body.
  • Histamine is produced when the body experiences
    an allergic reaction.
  • Histamine is responsible for producing symptoms
    such as sneezing, a runny nose, itching, watery
    eyes, headache, nasal congestion, or skin rashes.
  • Therefore, Generic Claritin is effective against
    allergic rhinitis and chronic urticaria.

Usage Directions
  • The ideal dose of Generic Claritin is 10 mg once
    a day for several days.
  • Generic Claritin should be used only after
    seeking medical advice and follow all the
    directions for safe use.
  • Take the medicine orally with a glass of water
    for proper drug absorption.
  • Take the medicine before going to bed the drug
    is known to produce mild drowsiness.

Safety Measures
  • Before treatment
  • Tell your physician if you are allergic to
    Loratadine or any other drug.
  • Inform your physician is you have a history of
    any medical problems such as asthma, liver/kidney
    disease, or any other ailments.
  • If you are using any drug, tell your physician in
    advances to avoid any drug interactions.
  • Tell your physician if you are pregnant or

Safety Measures
  • During treatment
  • Do not indulge in any outdoor or risky activities
    after dosage, as Generic Claritin produces mild
    to moderate dizziness.
  • Avoid alcohol, as it may trigger drug reactions
    such as an extreme dizziness or sleepiness.
  • Ask your physician what kind of foods and
    beverages you can consume with the dose.

Possible Side Effects
  • Headache
  • Tired feeling
  • Drowsy
  • Stomach ache
  • Dry mouth

  • Children below six years
  • People allergic to Loratadine
  • People with severe liver or kidney dysfunction

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