Medicine Overview of Loratus Syrup
Side Effect of Loratus is Sleepiness.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Loratus Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Loratus Syrup 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 Loratus Syrup
- Your doctor has prescribed Loratus Syrup 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 Loratus Syrup can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Loratus Syrup as it may cause increased sleepiness.
- Stop taking Loratus Syrup at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Loratus Syrup related warnings
Loratus Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Loratus Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Loratus Syrup 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 Loratus Syrup would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Loratus Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Loratus Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Loratus Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Loratus Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Loratus Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Loratus Syrup, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Loratus Syrup
Q. Is desloratadine a steroid/ decongestant/ an antihistamine?
Desloratadine belongs to class of drugs called antihistamines. It is not a decongestant or a steroid
Q. Does desloratadine cause drowsiness/ weight gain/ high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure?
Desloratadine is not known to cause drowsiness/ weight gain/ high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
Q. Is desloratadine the same as loratadine/ Is desloratadine better than loratadine?
Desloratadine is the major metabolite of loratadine and the two drugs are similar in safety and effectiveness
Q. Is desloratadine over the counter?
Desloratadine is not an over the counter medicine. It is sold only upon a prescription by a registered medical practitioner
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Loratus with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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