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Lormeg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Lormeg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used in the treatment of various allergic conditions. It relieves symptoms like itching, swelling and rashes.

Lormeg Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach. The dose may vary depending on what you are taking it for. Take it as it has been prescribed by your doctor. You may need this medicine only on days you have symptoms, or you may need to take it every day to prevent symptoms from happening. If you stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back.  This medicine is generally very safe.

As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy. But, it may cause some amount of dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention. Consult your doctor if it persists or worry you. It may cause headache or increase appetite in some cases. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys or with your heart.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine.

Uses of Lormeg Tablet

Side effects of Lormeg Tablet

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Increased appetite

How to use Lormeg Tablet

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. Lormeg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Lormeg Tablet works

Lormeg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Lormeg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lormeg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lormeg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Because of its low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Lormeg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Lormeg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lormeg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lormeg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lormeg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lormeg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Lormeg Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lormeg 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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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lormeg with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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Patient Concerns

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Having cold and cough for more then 3 day tried antiallergic but no good result
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
take vitamin NEUROTRAT CAPSULE or vitamin c capsules and in antiallergic take lormeg 10mg twice daily for 3 days
Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
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FAQs

Q. Is Lormeg an anticholinergic/narcotic/antibiotic?

No, Lormeg is antihistaminic drug which may have anticholinergic properties and it is not narcotic/ antibiotic

Q. Can I take Lormeg 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.

Q. Is Lormeg safe?

Lormeg is safe at prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Lormeg the same as Zyrtec?

No, Lormeg is different from Zyrtec as Zyrtec contains cetirizine. Both Lormeg 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 Lormeg for?

Patient can take Lormeg for prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor

Q. Does Lormeg get you high/raise blood pressure/cause dementia/drowsiness?

Lormeg causing these side effects is very rare. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects

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References
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