Wal-itin (loratadine) Disease Interactions
There is 1 disease interaction with Wal-itin (loratadine):
Loratadine (Includes Wal-itin) ↔ Renal/Liver Disease
Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility
Applies to: Renal Dysfunction, Liver Disease
Loratadine is primarily converted by the liver to an active metabolite, and both parent drug and metabolite are excreted in the urine. Patients with renal and/or liver disease may be at greater risk for adverse effects from loratadine due to drug and metabolite accumulation. The manufacturer recommends one-half the regular dosage initially in patients with liver failure or decreased renal function (GFR < 30 mL/min). Due to the differential effects of hepatic impairment on the serum half-life and clearance of loratadine and pseudoephedrine, the use of products containing a fixed combination of these drugs is not recommended in the presence of liver failure.
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Wal-itin (loratadine) drug Interactions
There are 74 drug interactions with Wal-itin (loratadine)
Wal-itin (loratadine) alcohol/food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food interaction with Wal-itin (loratadine)
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
|Major||Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderate||Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minor||Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
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