Flashcards in 7.15 Loratadine Deck (10):
What is the preparation of loratadine?
10 mg tablets
What is the mechanism of action of loratadine?
Long lasting, non sedating antihistamine.Has selective peripheral H1 receptor antagonist activity.Loratadine blocks the action of histamine, reducing itching, redness and hives.
What are the indications for using loratadine?
Minor allergic reactions confined to skin involvement.
What are the contraindications of loratadine?
UniversalorAged less than 2 yearsorPatient is taking erythromycin or roxithromycin (antibiotics)
What are the relative contraindications of loratadine?
What is the onset of effect of loratadine?
10 - 20 minutes
What is the duration of effect of loratadine?
12 - 24 hours
What are the common adverse effects of loratadine?
Does loratadine interact with any other medications?
No common interactions