Claritin (generic name: loratadine), the most prescribed allergy medication is an allergy relief product that doesn’t make you drowsy and helps control the symptoms associated with allergies such as: sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes.

Claritin is available over-the-counter and there is no need for a prescription. This medication consists of the ingredient – antihistamine, a natural substance in your body released during an allergic reaction by the immune system, blocking the action of histamine. Claritin product line consists of several different medications: Claritin Reditabs (quick dissolving tablets), Claritin 24 hour, Claritin-D 24 Hour (once-a-day formula), 12 hour (twice a day formula) and a Syrup formula for children as young as 2 years old.

You should avoid taking Claritin if you are hypersensitive to any of the active ingredients. To get the maximum effect, you should take this medication around the same time daily. Common side effects resulting from Claritin may be: headaches, nervousness, drowsiness, nausea, dry skin and mouth and diarrhea. If you experience a serious allergic reaction or an irregular heartbeat and seizure you should contact your doctor immediately and seek medical attention.

You should also notify your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease or are allergic to any medicine before starting Claritin.

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