Claritin is antiallergic, antihistamine drugs prescribed to adults and children older than two years.
Claritin effect due to its ability to block histamine receptors, which in turn reduces histamine-induced intestinal smooth muscle spasms, and bronchial tubes, to prevent the development of edema, decrease capillary permeability, prevent and alleviate the allergic reactions.
The active substance Claritin - loratadine.
Antihistaminic effect after application klaritin develops within 1-3 hours, the maximum therapeutic effect may be observed after 8-12 hours, the drug effect continues for 24 hours.
Appoint Claritin guide recommends:
- year-round or seasonal allergic rhinitis and for the treatment of relief of symptoms;
- allergic skin diseases, including urticaria.
Reviews of Claritin confirm its efficacy in the above diseases.
Instructions for use Claritin
Claritin is produced in the form of tablets of 10 mg and as a syrup.
Adults and children over 12 years old to take Claritin guide recommends once a day 1 tablet or 2 teaspoonfuls of syrup.
Children 2-12 years appoint 5 ml (1 tsp) of syrup or ½ pill Claritin. If a child belonging to this age group, body weight more than 30 kg, the dosing regimen is assigned the same as for adults. When liver failure or hepatic dysfunction Claritin is taken at the recommended dose every other day.
Adverse effects of the drug Claritin reviews and guide include the following:
- dry mouth, gastritis, nausea, abnormal liver function;
- drowsiness, fatigue, headache, nervousness;
- skin rash, anaphylactic reactions;
- rare - alopecia (hair loss).
The use Claritin is prohibited for children under two years, lactating women and patients with hypersensitivity to loratadine.
Precautions Claritin tablets and syrup are appointed during pregnancy.
Claritin Storage should be done in a place where the temperature does not go beyond 2
C. Shelf life Claritin syrup - 3 years, tablets - 4 years.