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food interaction for LORACT D

alcohol interaction for LORACT D

pregnancy interaction for LORACT D

lactation interaction for LORACT D

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.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Loratadine(5 mg)


Loratadine is used for treatment of symptoms of allergic rhinitis (e.g. sneezing, runny and itchy nose and eye irritation) and chronic idiopathic urticarial (e.g. raised, red itchy skin).

How it works

Loratadine belongs to the group of medicines called antihistamines. It acts by blocking a natural substance called histamine that your body produces during an allergic reaction.

Common side effects

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


Pseudoephedrine is used for nasal, sinus (air cavities) and upper respiratory tract decongestion.

How it works

Pseudoephedrine belongs to the class of medications known as decongestants. Pseudoephedrine works by relaxing the smooth muscles in the nasal cavity which decreases excess secretion of mucous in nasal cavity and sinuses (air cavities) thereby relieving congestion.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Palpitations, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Headache, Insomnia, Restlessness, Stomach pain, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular, Vomiting, Weakness
Nimesulide(100 mg)


Nimesulide is used to treat acute pain, osteoarthritis (pain and swelling of joints due to degeneration) and pain during periods.

How it works

Nimesulide belongs to a class of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which works by blocking the production of prostaglandins (a chemical associated with pain) thereby relieving pain and inflammation.

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, Liver enzyme increased, Vomiting


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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


Q. Is loratadine safe?
Loratadine is safe at prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is loratadine an anticholinergic/narcotic/antibiotic?
No, loratadine is antihistaminic drug which may have anticholinergic properties and it is not narcotic/ antibiotic.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. Does loratadine contain diphenhydramine or aspirin?
No, it does not contain diphenhydramine or aspirin.


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

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


Q. Is Nimesulide an antibiotic?
No, Nimesulide is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drug) which relieves acute pain in conditions like joint pain and period pain. However, it may be used with antibiotics to relieve pain associated with certain infections.
Q. Can I take Nimesulide with paracetamol or ibuprofen?
Nimesulide, paracetamol and ibuprofen are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drugs). Taking two NSAID drugs together is not advisable as it may increase the potential for gastric ulceration and bleeding.
Q. Does Nimesulide contain aspirin or sulphur?
No. Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drug) doesn’t contain aspirin or sulphur.
Q. Is Nimesulide safe?
Nimesulide is safe at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 22 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)