Sedating antihistamine tablet
Loratadine is the main active ingredient in Claritin.
It relieves runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and itching of the nose or throat due to hay fever and other upper respiratory allergies. It comes in a tablet that you swallow whole, a tablet that dissolves in your mouth, and a syrup that you swallow.
They are sedating, which means they’re likely to make you drowsy after you use them.
They also don’t last as long in your system, so they require more frequent dosing than the newer generations.
Liver and kidney disease may affect how your body processes and removes Claritin.
Zyrtec can interact with this drug and increase your risk of side effects. Although cetirizine causes less drowsiness than a first-generation antihistamine, it can still make you drowsy.These symptoms may be due to hay fever, other upper respiratory allergies, or common cold.Benadryl can also be used to treat hives and to reduce redness and itching.Liver and kidney disease can both affect how your body processes and removes cetirizine.