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Lortadin Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Lortadin 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.

Lortadin 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 Lortadin Tablet

Side effects of Lortadin Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lortadin

  • Sleepiness
  • Increased appetite

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.

How to use Lortadin 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. Lortadin Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Lortadin Tablet works

Lortadin Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Lortadin Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lortadin 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
Lortadin 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 Lortadin Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Lortadin Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lortadin Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lortadin Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lortadin Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lortadin Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Lortadin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lortadin 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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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Piperidine Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lortadin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fosup, Artepitant, Fosaran
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zuvair
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
Having tinea curis extreme conditions
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Case has to be seen in person before starting the treatment You can start with Aarogyavardhini vati 2 tablet twice Gandhak rasayan 1 tablet twice with water
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FAQs

Q. How quickly does Lortadin work?

Lortadin starts working within an hour of taking it. The maximum benefit of this medicine is seen within 6 hours and the effect lasts for 24 hours.

Q. Is Lortadin effective?

Lortadin is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Lortadin too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can Lortadin cause heart problems?

Yes, Lortadin may cause fast or irregular heartbeat and palpitations, especially in patients with heart problems. Patients who are already suffering from heart disease should remain careful while taking Lortadin. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have heart problems.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Lortadin?

If you have missed a dose of Lortadin, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Does Lortadin relieve symptoms of outdoor and indoor allergies?

Yes, Lortadin relieves the symptoms of upper respiratory allergies or hay fever which can be caused by outdoor and indoor allergens. It relieves the symptoms of itchy or watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing, or itching of the nose or throat.

Q. Can Lortadin make you sleepy?

Yes, drowsiness is a common side effect of this medicine. However, it does not affect everyone. But in case the drowsiness starts hampering your daily life, consult your doctor who might suggest another anti-allergic medicine which does not cause sleepiness.

Q. Can you overdose on Lortadin?

No, never take an overdose of any medicine. Overdose of Lortadin may cause dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and dry mouth. If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Lortadin, seek emergency medical service in a nearby hospital or contact your doctor immediately.

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References

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