Claritin (generic name: loratadine; brand names include: Claritine / Clarityn / Clarityne / Fristamin / Lorfast / Lomilan / Symphoral / Roletra / Rinolan / AllergyX / Alavert / Tidilor) is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever (allergy to pollen, dust, or other substances in the air) and other allergies.
Claritin provides 24h symptom relief of:
Itchy, watery eyes
Skin itch, hives
Unlike many other antihistamines, Claritin is non-drowsy and does not carry restrictions on driving or operating heavy machinery.
Follow the directions on the prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Claritin exactly as directed.
Claritin is usually taken once a day with or without food.
Do not use Claritin 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.
Store Claritin in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
Before taking Claritin, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have or have ever had asthma, epilepsy, or kidney or liver disease; or phenylketonuria;
you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: loratadine.