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1

What is the preparation of loratadine?

10 mg tablets

2

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.

3

What are the indications for using loratadine?

Minor allergic reactions confined to skin involvement.

4

What are the contraindications of loratadine?

UniversalorAged less than 2 yearsorPatient is taking erythromycin or roxithromycin (antibiotics)

5

What are the relative contraindications of loratadine?

None

6

What is the onset of effect of loratadine?

10 - 20 minutes

7

What is the duration of effect of loratadine?

12 - 24 hours

8

What are the common adverse effects of loratadine?

None

9

Does loratadine interact with any other medications?

No common interactions

10

How is loratadine administered to the patient?

Orally

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