Lorfast tablets


  • Active Ingredient: Loratadine
  • 10 mg
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What is Lorfast?

The active ingredient of Lorfast brand is loratadine. Loratadine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.

Used for

Lorfast is used to treat diseases such as: Allergic Reactions, Allergic Rhinitis, Urticaria.

Side Effect

Possible side effects of Lorfast include: ; ; ; ; .

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Lorfast Warnings

People who are allergic to the drug's active ingredient (Lorfast) or any other components in the drug should not take Lorfast.

Those born with the rare condition phenylketonuria should also avoid Lorfast.

If you have severe kidney disease or poor liver problems, talk to your doctor before taking Lorfast.

Lorfast Overdose

People who take more than the recommended 10 mg of Lorfast a day are at greater risk of severe sleepiness, racing heartbeat, and headaches.

Children who take more than the recommended 10 mg of Lorfast 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.

Q: Can Lorfast be taken everyday?

A: Lorfast (Claritin) is an antihistamine that can be used for the temporary relief of runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, watery eyes, and itching in the back of the throat due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies. Lorfast works by blocking histamine in the body. Histamine is the chemical in the body responsible for creating the symptoms of allergies. Lorfast may also be used to treat hives. Some of the side effects that may occur with Lorfast include headache, fatigue, and dry mouth. Lorfast is dosed once daily. Lorfast can be taken at any time of day, but should only be taken once every 24 hours. Lorfast usually does not cause drowsiness. However, if Lorfast is taken more than recommended, drowsiness can occur. People who have kidney disease should consult their health care provider before taking Lorfast to see if a dose adjustment may be needed. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult with a health care provider before using Lorfast. Because Lorfast is an antihistamine, and may cause lung secretions to become dry, people with breathing difficulties including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may want to check with their health care provider before taking Lorfast. There is no time limit mentioned on how long a person can take Lorfast in the medication information. Please consult with your health care provider to see if daily dosing of Lorfast is appropriate for you. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Kristen Dore, PharmD

By Frieda Wiley, PharmD, CGP, RPh | Medically Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD

Latest Update: 2015-02-27 Copyright © 2014 Everyday Health Media, LLC

What is the dosage for Lorfast?

The usual dose of Lorfast is 10 mg daily for adults and children older than six years of age. The dose for children 2 to 6 years of age is 5 mg daily.

Q: I have been waking up with headaches since being put on Alavert. Should I tell my doctor?

A: Headaches are a frequently occurring, minor side effect associated with Alavert (Lorfast) treatment. It is always a good idea to check with your health care provider if you experience bothersome side effects from a medication. Your doctor may be able to recommend a change in the time of dosage or possibly add a headache medicine to your regimen. Please consult your health care provider for further guidance in your specific case. //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Lorfast Gregory Latham, RPh

Lorfast dosing information

Usual Adult Dose of Lorfast for Allergic Rhinitis:

10 mg orally once a day

Usual Adult Dose for Urticaria:

10 mg orally once a day

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis:

2 to 5 years: 5 mg orally once a day (syrup)

6 years or older: 10 mg orally once a day (tablets, capsule, and disintegrating tablets)

Usual Pediatric Dose for Urticaria:

2 to 5 years: 5 mg orally once a day (syrup)

6 years or older: 10 mg orally once a day (tablets, capsule, and disintegrating tablets)

How to use Lorfast

If you are using the over-the-counter product to self-treat, read all the directions on the product package before taking this medication. If your doctor has prescribed this medication, follow your doctor's directions and the instructions on your prescription label. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once a day or as directed by your doctor or the product package. If you are using the chewable tablets, chew each tablet well and swallow.

If you are using the liquid form of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.

The dosage is based on your age, condition, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this drug more often than directed. Do not take more of this medication than recommended for your age.

Tell your doctor if your allergy symptoms do not improve after 3 days of treatment or if your hives last more than 6 weeks. Get medical help right away if your condition worsens or you think you have a serious medical problem (such as a very serious allergic reaction/anaphylaxis).


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3. Who can and can't take Lorfast

Lorfast can be taken by adults and children aged 2 years and older.

Lorfast isn't suitable for some people. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you:

  • have had an allergy to Lorfast or any other medicines in the past
  • have severe liver failure
  • have an intolerance to, or cannot absorb, some sugars such as lactose or sucrose
  • have epilepsy or another illness that puts you at risk of fits
  • have a rare illness called porphyria
  • are booked to have an allergy test – taking Lorfast may affect the results so you might need to stop taking it a few days before the test


The most common adverse events with Lorfast are:

Nervousness and difficulty sleeping have also been reported.



This medication is an antihistamine that treats symptoms such as itching, runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing from "hay fever" and other allergies. It is also used to relieve itching from hives.

Lorfast does not prevent hives or prevent/treat a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Therefore, if your doctor has prescribed epinephrine to treat allergic reactions, always carry your epinephrine injector with you. Do not use Lorfast in place of your epinephrine.

If you are self-treating with this medication, it is important to read the manufacturer's package instructions carefully so you know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. (See also Precautions section.)

If you are using the tablets or capsules, do not use in children younger than 6 years unless directed by the doctor. If you are using the liquid or chewable tablets, do not use in children younger than 2 years unless directed by the doctor.

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