Medicine Overview of Loract Tablet
Side Effects of Loract are Sleepiness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Increased appetite.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Loract Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Loract Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.
In Depth Information on Loract Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Loract Tablet to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
- It's much less likely to make you feel sleepy than other similar medications.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
- Stop taking Loract Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Loract Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Loract Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Loract Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Because of its low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Loract Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Loract Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Loract Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Loract Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Loract Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Loract Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Loract Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Frequently asked questions about Loract Tablet
Q. Is Loract an anticholinergic/narcotic/antibiotic?
No, Loract is antihistaminic drug which may have anticholinergic properties and it is not narcotic/ antibiotic
Q. Can I take Loract 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. 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 contain diphenhydramine or aspirin?
No, it does not contain diphenhydramine or aspirin.
Loract is safe at prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Loract the same as Zyrtec?
No, Loract is different from Zyrtec as Zyrtec contains cetirizine. Both Loract and Zyrtec belong to the same category of antihistamines. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use
Q. How long can I take Loract for?
Patient can take Loract for prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor
Q. Does Loract get you high/raise blood pressure/cause dementia/drowsiness?
Loract causing these side effects is very rare. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects
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