When to take it
You may only need to take Loremex on a day you have symptoms, for instance if you've been exposed to a trigger such as animal hair. Or you may need to take it regularly to prevent symptoms, such as hay fever during spring and summer.
Before taking Loremex, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to desLoremex; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history. Do not self-treat with this medication without consulting your doctor first if you have certain medical conditions such as: kidney disease, liver disease.
Loremex does not usually cause drowsiness when used at recommended doses. However, do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
If you have hives and your doctor has prescribed Loremex, or if you are considering using this drug to treat your own hives, tell your doctor right away if you have any of these other symptoms because they may be signs of a more serious condition: hives that are an unusual color, hives that look bruised or blistered, hives that do not itch.
Liquid products or chewable tablets may contain sugar and/or aspartame. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially drowsiness, or confusion. These side effects can increase the risk of falling.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this drug.
This medication passes into breast milk. However, it is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Q: Does Loremex lose its potency after expiration? At what rate?
A: Medications should not be used past the expiration dating printed on the packaging. Medications can lose potency and/or become unsafe to take once past their expiration date. Always read and follow the complete directions and warnings on over-the-counter medications and discuss their use with your health care provider before using them.
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Getting the most from your treatment
- Most people only need to take an antihistamine for a short while when they have symptoms. You should stop taking Loremex once your symptoms have eased.
- Although Loremex is classed as a non-drowsy antihistamine, it can still cause drowsiness in a few people. If you are affected by drowsiness, do not drive or use a bicycle, and do not use tools or machines.
- If you drink alcohol while you are taking Loremex, be aware of its effects on you and do not drink more than moderate amounts. Alcohol can increase the risk of experiencing side-effects from antihistamines, for instance you may feel more drowsy than usual.
- If you are having an operation, or any treatment or tests (particularly if it is to test for an allergy), make sure you say that you are taking an antihistamine.
- If you buy any medicines 'over the counter', check with a pharmacist that they are suitable to take with an antihistamine. This is because a number of other medicines can increase the risk of side-effects.
Is Loremex safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Loremex is secreted in breast milk at levels similar to blood levels. Nursing mothers should decide whether to stop breastfeeding or discontinue Loremex.
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May be taken without regard to meals
Take orally-disintegrating tabs immediately after opening the blister packet
DesLoremex does not cause drowsiness
Avoid alcohol during therapy
How should I take Loremex?
Use Loremex exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Cold or allergy medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up.
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 2 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.
Loremex is usually taken once per day. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Do not crush, chew, or break the regular tablet. Swallow the pill whole.
Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
The chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it.
To take the orally disintegrating tablet (Claritin RediTab, Alavert):
Keep the tablet in its blister pack until you are ready to take it. Open the package and peel back the foil. Do not push a tablet through the foil or you may damage the tablet.
Use dry hands to remove the tablet and place it in your mouth.
Do not swallow the tablet whole. Allow it to dissolve in your mouth without chewing. If desired, you may drink liquid to help swallow the dissolved tablet.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Loremex and its metabolite desLoremex are metabolized not only by CYP3A4 but also by CYP2D6. Therefore, administration of Loremex with inhibitors of CYP3A4 does not cause such severe adverse effects as with terfenadine and astemizole. Nevertheless, severe hepatotoxicity after co-administration of desLoremex and fluconazole has been reported.
A 38-year-old woman with cancer was given intravenous fluconazole 400 mg while taking desLoremex 10 mg/day, clemastine, allopurinol, ranitidine, lorazepam, levofloxacin, spironolactone, and filgrastim, and developed a sudden rise in hepatic transaminases (39 A ). Her drugs were withdrawn and her hepatic transaminases normalized within 1 week. She had received both fluconazole and desLoremex on separate occasions and had tolerated both drugs well.
Torsade de pointes in association with prolongation of the QT interval is a feature of several antihistamines (SEDA-26, 180) and the risk is increased in drug interactions, such as with amiodarone.
A 73-year old woman taking long-term amio-darone for atrial fibrillation developed with syncope and multiple episodes of torsade de pointes after taking Loremex for a suspected allergic reaction (55 A ). Her QT interval and QT dispersion returned to normal within 4 days of withdrawing Loremex.
The authors suggested that the QT interval should be monitored whenever Loremex is co-administered with drugs that can prolong the QT interval. However, it may be that Loremex is best avoided altogether in such cases.
Loremex (SED-14, 488; SEDA-22, 178; SEDA-26, 182; SEDA-27, 169)
Loremex caused a fixed drug reaction in an 8-year-old boy with perennial rhinitis, asthma, and marked hypersensitivity to house-dust mites. The reaction produced a well-defined erythematous and edematous plaque in his right elbow. The rash resolved without treatment in 1 week (54 A ).
People who take more than the recommended 10 mg of Loremex a day are at greater risk of severe sleepiness, racing heartbeat, and headaches.
Children who take more than the recommended 10 mg of Loremex may actually start to move and behave similarly to people who have Parkinson's disease.
If you suspect an overdose, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. You can get in touch with a poison control center at (800) 222-1222.
Rated Loremex for Allergic Rhinitis Report
I took this medicine for a week. And I broke in rash all over my neck.Also I was very tired and it made my blood vessels in eyes bust. It made me have a bad attitude. Please watch out for this medicine I will never take it again.
Medical Definition of Loremex
Note: Loremex is an H1 antagonist that binds competitively with histamine to H1 receptors on cell membranes. It is marketed under the trademark Claritin.
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Before taking this medicine
You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Loremex or to desLoremex (Clarinex).
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have other medical conditions, especially:
kidney disease; or
Loremex is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Loremex can pass into breast milk, but is considered compatible with breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Some forms of Loremex may contain phenylalanine. Talk to your doctor before taking Loremex if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).