Medicine Overview of Lotrax Tablet
Side Effects of Lotrax 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. Lotrax Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Lotrax 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 Lotrax Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Lotrax 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 Lotrax Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Lotrax Tablet as it may cause increased sleepiness.
- Stop taking Lotrax Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Lotrax Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lotrax 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.
Lotrax 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 Lotrax Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Lotrax Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Lotrax Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lotrax Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Lotrax Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lotrax Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Lotrax 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 Lotrax Tablet
Q. Is Lotrax an anticholinergic/narcotic/antibiotic?
No, Lotrax is antihistaminic drug which may have anticholinergic properties and it is not narcotic/ antibiotic
Q. Can I take Lotrax 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.
Lotrax is safe at prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Lotrax the same as Zyrtec?
No, Lotrax is different from Zyrtec as Zyrtec contains cetirizine. Both Lotrax 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 Lotrax for?
Patient can take Lotrax for prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor
Q. Does Lotrax get you high/raise blood pressure/cause dementia/drowsiness?
Lotrax causing these side effects is very rare. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects
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Taking Lotrax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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