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Loratidine

Pronunciation

Loratidine is a common misspelling of loratadine.

What is loratadine (loratidine)?

Loratadine (loratidine) is an antihistamine. It works by blocking a substance in the body called histamine. This helps to decrease allergy symptoms.

Loratadine (loratidine) is used to relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies including sneezing, runny nose, stuffiness, itching of the nose and throat, and watery eyes caused by hayfever. It also relieves the swollen, red, itchy patches of skin caused by hives. Loratadine (loratidine) may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Loratadine (loratidine) is also available as an over-the-counter product.

Loratadine (loratidine) is available as tablets, oral suspension and syrup, and also in combination with pseudoephedrine. Quick-dissolving tablets are also available.

The most common loratadine (loratidine) side-effects are drowsiness, headache, psychomotor impairment, urinary retention, dry mouth, blurred vision, and gastrointestinal disturbances.

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