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food interaction for LORACT D

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pregnancy interaction for LORACT D

lactation interaction for LORACT D

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Loract d tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR LORACT D

Loratadine(5 mg)

Uses

Loratadine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

How it works

Loratadine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Abdominal pain, Acne-like rash, Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Weakness, Difficulty in swallowing, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Mouth ulcer, Nose bleed, Skin redness, Sore throat, Urticaria, Wheezing
Pseudoephedrine(60 mg)

Uses

Pseudoephedrine is used in the treatment of nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
It is also used to treat sinus and upper chest congestion.

How it works

Pseudoephedrine narrows the small blood vessels, reduces swelling and production of mucous and so relieves congestion.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Dry mouth, Hypersensitivity reaction, Restlessness, Sleep disturbance
Nimesulide(100 mg)

Uses

Nimesulide is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, fever, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual pain, post operative pain and muscular pain

How it works

Nimesulide blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever.

Common side effects

Nausea, Rash, Abnormal blood cell count, Anemia, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Gastritis, Hypersensitivity reaction, Increased blood pressure, Swelling, Increased sweating, Itching, Increased liver enzymes, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES FOR LORACT D

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Expert advice FOR LORACT D

Do not start or continue the loratadine tablets:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to loratadine or any of the other ingredients of loratadine tablet.
  • If you have severe liver impairment.
  • If you have rare hereditary problems of sugar intolerance.
Do not drive or operate machinery after taking loratadine if you feel drowsy. Do not take loratadine tablets at least 48 hours before doing skin tests.

Frequently asked questions FOR LORACT D

Loratadine

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Is loratadine safe?
Loratadine is safe at prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor

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Is loratadine an anticholinergic/narcotic/antibiotic?
No, loratadine is antihistaminic drug which may have anticholinergic properties and it is not narcotic/ antibiotic

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Is loratadine the same as Zyrtec?
No, loratadine is different from Zyrtec as Zyrtec contains cetirizine. Both loratadine and Zyrtec belong to the same category of antihistamines. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use

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Can I take loratadine for a cold/sinus infection/insect bites/hives/bee sting/allergic reaction, rash/congestion?
Yes, but patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use

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How long can I take loratadine for?
Patient can take loratadine for prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor

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Can I take loratadine with Nyquil /Mucinex/ ibuprofen/ Singulair/ Benadryl/ amoxicillin/ diphenhydramine /Zoloft/ Zyrtec/ Dayquil?
Yes, but taking other antihistaminic medicines like diphenhydramine/Zyrtec/Benadryl /Day quil/ Zoloft / Mucinex may alter the effects of loratadine. Ibuprofen, Nyquil may alter levels of loratadine. You can take loratadine with amoxicillin. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

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Does loratadine get you high/raise blood pressure/cause dementia/drowsiness?
Loratadine causing these side effects is very rare. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects

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Does loratadine contain diphenhydramine or aspirin?
No, it does not contain diphenhydramine or aspirin.

Pseudoephedrine

Q.

Can I take pseudoephedrine for allergies?
Pseudoephedrine does give symptomatic relief from seasonal allergic conditions such as runny nose and nasal decongestion.

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Can I take pseudoephedrine with ibuprofen?
Yes. Ibuprofen may relieve fever experienced during cold.

Nimesulide

Q.

Is Nimesulide an antibiotic?
Nimesulide is not an antibiotic, it belongs to the class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drug) which helps in relieving pain associated with various disease conditions.

Q.

Can I take nimesulide with paracetamol?
Nimesulide and paracetamol belong to the same class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drugs). Taking the two medicines together is not advisable as it may increase the potential for gastric ulceration and bleeding. However, please consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Does Nimesulide contain aspirin?
Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drug). It does not contain aspirin.

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Is Nimesulide safe?
Nimesulide is safe to use if taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

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Can I take nimesulide for headache?
Nimesulide can be taken for a headache only when advised by your doctor.

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Does nimesulide make you drowsy (feeling sleepy)?
Nimesulide does not make you feel drowsy at prescribed doses. However, an overdose of nimesulide can make you drowsy (feeling sleepy).

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Does nimesulide contain sulphur?
No, nimesulide does not contain sulphur.

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What does nimesulide treat or used for?
Nimesulide is used to treat acute pain, painful osteoarthritis (degeneration of joints) and primary dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) in adolescents and adults above 12 years old.

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Can I take nimesulide with ibuprofen?
Nimesulide can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, taking the two medicines together is not advisable as it may increase the potential for gastric ulceration and bleeding. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.


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Can I take nimesulide with aspirin?
Nimesulide can be taken with aspirin. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.


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Is nimesulide safe?
Yes, nimesulide is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

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Is nimesulide banned?
No, nimesulide is not banned in India.

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Is nimesulide safe during breastfeeding?
It is not known if nimesulide is secreted in milk. So, any medicines containing nimesulide are not to be used during breastfeeding.

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Is nimesulide safe in pregnancy?
No, nimesulide is not safe to be used in pregnancy especially in the last three months. There have been reports of kidney failure in newborn babies if the mother was taking nimesulide in the late stage of pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy.

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Is nimesulide safe in asthma?
Nimesulide is reported to be safe in patients with asthma if taken as advised by your doctor. However, always share your disease history with the doctor in case you have asthma and you are advised to take other medicines.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)