Q. Is Lortadin an anticholinergic/narcotic/antibiotic?
No, Lortadin is antihistaminic drug which may have anticholinergic properties and it is not narcotic/ antibiotic
Q. Can I take Lortadin 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 Lortadin safe?
Lortadin is safe at prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Lortadin the same as Zyrtec?
No, Lortadin is different from Zyrtec as Zyrtec contains cetirizine. Both Lortadin 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 Lortadin for?
Patient can take Lortadin for prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor
Q. Does Lortadin get you high/raise blood pressure/cause dementia/drowsiness?
Lortadin causing these side effects is very rare. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 27th Dec 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.