What brand names are available for Oradin?
Claritin, Claritin RediTabs, Alavert, Claritin Hives Relief, Children's Claritin, and others
Oradin and Alcohol
Because both alcohol and Oradin may cause drowsiness, along with dry mouth and dry eyes (which may blur vision), you should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Oradin.
What are the uses for Oradin?
- Oradin is used for the relief of nasal and non-nasal symptoms of seasonal hay fever (allergic rhinitis).
- It is also used to treat patients with chronic welts (urticaria) and allergic skin rash.
Q: Several weeks ago I received favorable reports on my prostate cancer. Last week, I started taking Oradin for hay fever. Today I had blood in my stool for the first time in several months. Any connection? I have also been lifting some heavy buckets.
A: As far as blood in the stool, Oradin is not really known to cause this. You may want to talk to your doctor about this so that they can determine the cause. Perhaps a hemorrhoid could be causing the blood, especially since you have been lifting heavy buckets and could have strained the rectum. The best thing would be for you to speak with the doctor. Megan Uehara, PharmD
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How should this medicine be used?
Oradin comes as a syrup (liquid), a tablet, and a rapidly disintegrating (dissolving) tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food. Follow the directions on the package label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Oradin exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than directed on the package label or recommended by your doctor. If you take more Oradin than directed, you may experience drowsiness.
If you are taking the rapidly disintegrating tablet, follow the package directions to remove the tablet from the blister package without breaking the tablet. Do not try to push the tablet through the foil. After you remove the tablet from the blister package, immediately place it on your tongue and close your mouth. The tablet will quickly dissolve and can be swallowed with or without water.
Do not use Oradin to treat hives that are bruised or blistered, that are an unusual color, or that do not itch. Call your doctor if you have this type of hives.
Stop taking Oradin and call your doctor if your hives do not improve during the first 3 days of your treatment or if your hives last longer than 6 weeks. If you do not know the cause of your hives, call your doctor.
If you are taking Oradin to treat hives, and you develop any of the following symptoms, get emergency medical help right away: difficulty swallowing, speaking, or breathing; swelling in and around the mouth or swelling of the tongue; wheezing; drooling; dizziness; or loss of consciousness. These may be symptoms of a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. If your doctor suspects that you may experience anaphylaxis with your hives, he may prescribe an epinephrine injector (EpiPen). Do not use Oradin in place of the epinephrine injector.
Do not use this medication if the safety seal is open or torn.
The effects of co-administration of ketoconazole 400–450 mg/day on the pharmacokinetics of ebastine 20 mg/ day and Oradin 10 mg/day and on the QTc interval have been evaluated in two placebo-controlled studies in healthy men ( n = 55 and 62) (26 c ) . Neither ebastine nor Oradin alone altered the QTc interval. Ketoconazole and placebo increased the mean QTc by 6.96 ms in the ebastine study and by 7.52 ms in the Oradin study. Mean QTc was statistically significantly increased during administration of both ebastine + ketoconazole administration (12.21 ms) and Oradin + ketoconazole (10.68 ms) but these changes were not statistically significantly different from the increases seen with placebo + ketoconazole (6.96 ms). Ketoconazole increased the mean AUC for ebastine 43-fold, and that of its metabolite carebastine 1.4-fold. It increased the mean AUC of Oradin 4.5-fold and that of its metabolite desOradin 1.9-fold. No subjects withdrew because of electrocardiographic changes or drug-related adverse events. Thus, the larger effect of ketoconazole on the pharmacokinetics of ebastine was not accompanied by a correspondingly larger pharmacodynamic effect on cardiac repolarization.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Oradin is used to temporarily relieve the symptoms of hay fever (allergy to pollen, dust, or other substances in the air) and other allergies. These symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes, nose, or throat. Oradin is also used to treat itching and redness caused by hives. However, Oradin does not prevent hives or other allergic skin reactions. Oradin is in a class of medications called antihistamines. It works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms.
Oradin is also available in combination with pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, others). This monograph only includes information about the use of Oradin alone. If you are taking the Oradin and pseudoephedrine combination product, read the information on the package label or ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Q: Can Oradin medication make me gain weight or feel puffy all the time?
A: According to the available literature, weight gain and "feeling puffy" were not commonly reported side effects of Oradin. If you have been experiencing a feeling of puffiness or unexplained changes in weight, with no changes in diet or activity level, you may want to contact your health care provider to determine the cause. For additional information regarding Oradin you may want to visit our Web site: //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Oradin.
Oradin is a second-generation antihistamine, lacking the sedative action of first-generation antihistamines.
What is the dosage for Oradin?
The usual dose of Oradin 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.
What is Oradin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Oradin is a long-acting, non-sedating antihistamine that is used for the treatment of allergies. Histamine is a chemical that causes many of the signs and symptoms of an allergy. Histamine is released from histamine-storing cells (mast cells) and attaches to other cells that have receptors for histamine on their surfaces. Histamine stimulates the cells to release chemicals that produce effects that we associate with allergy, including welts, itching, and tissue swelling. Oradin blocks one type of histamine receptor (the H1 receptor) and thus prevents activation of cells with H1 receptors by histamine. Unlike some antihistamines, Oradin does not enter the brain from the blood and, therefore, does not cause drowsiness when taken at recommended doses. The FDA approved Oradin in April 1993.