Rated Lorita for Allergic Rhinitis Report
I read a lot of reviews of people saying they had panic attacks and stuff on this. As someone with anxiety disorder I did not experience this and was afraid after reading reviews initially to even start taking it. Works well and gets rid of allergy symptoms completely after an hour or so. My dad also takes it and is a fan
Before taking Lorita
To make sure that this is the right treatment for you (or your child), before you (or they) start taking Lorita it is important that you discuss the treatment with a doctor or pharmacist if:
- You/they are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding.
- You/they have any liver problems. If so, the recommended dose may need to be reduced.
- You/they have a rare inherited blood disorder called porphyria.
- You/they are taking or using any other medicines. This includes any medicines being taken which are available to buy without a prescription, as well as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You/they have ever had an allergic reaction to another antihistamine, or to any other medicine.
Erythromycin, cimetidine (Tagamet), and ketoconazole (Nizoral) increase the blood concentration of Lorita by inhibiting the elimination of Lorita. This may result in increased adverse events from Lorita.
St. John's wort, carbamazepine (Tegretol, Tegretol XR , Equetro, Carbatrol, Epitol, Teril), and rifampin reduce blood levels of Lorita.
How to use Lorita
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).
Lorita and Alcohol
Because both alcohol and Lorita may cause drowsiness, along with dry mouth and dry eyes (which may blur vision), you should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Lorita.
What Is Lorita (Claritin)?
Lorita, sold under the brand names Claritin and Claritin-D (which contains Lorita plus pseudoephedrine), is an over-the-counter antihistamine medication.
The drug is often used to treat nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis) and hives (urticaria).
Antihistamines work by blocking the release of histamine, a chemical your body naturally produces when it is exposed to something that causes an allergic reaction.
Lorita was originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993 and was originally manufactured by Bayer Healthcare.
▪ Patient/Family Education
May be taken without regard to meals
Take orally-disintegrating tabs immediately after opening the blister packet
DesLorita does not cause drowsiness
Avoid alcohol during therapy
7. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
It's generally safe to take Lorita during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
For more information about how Lorita can affect you and your baby during pregnancy, read this leaflet on the Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy (BUMPS) website.