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Loratadine / Pseudoephedrine Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 17, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 5 mg-120 mg; 10 mg-240 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

Loratadine 5 mg/ pseudoephedrine 120 mg per tablet: 1 tablet orally every 12 hours
Maximum dose: 2 tablets per 24 hours

Loratadine 10 mg/ pseudoephedrine 240 mg per tablet: 1 tablet orally once a day
Maximum dose: 1 tablet per 24 hours

Usual Adult Dose for Nasal Congestion

Loratadine 5 mg/ pseudoephedrine 120 mg per tablet: 1 tablet orally every 12 hours
Maximum dose: 2 tablets per 24 hours

Loratadine 10 mg/ pseudoephedrine 240 mg per tablet: 1 tablet orally once a day
Maximum dose: 1 tablet per 24 hours

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

Loratadine 5 mg/ pseudoephedrine 120 mg per tablet:
12 years and older: 1 tablet orally every 12 hours
Maximum dose: 2 tablets per 24 hours

Loratadine 10 mg/ pseudoephedrine 240 mg per tablet:
12 years and older: 1 tablet orally once a day
Maximum dose: 1 tablet per 24 hours

Usual Pediatric Dose for Nasal Congestion

Loratadine 5 mg/ pseudoephedrine 120 mg per tablet:
12 years and older: 1 tablet orally every 12 hours
Maximum dose: 2 tablets per 24 hours

Loratadine 10 mg/ pseudoephedrine 240 mg per tablet:
12 years and older: 1 tablet orally once a day
Maximum dose: 1 tablet per 24 hours

Renal Dose Adjustments

Dose adjustment(s) may be required; however, no specific guidelines have been suggested. Caution is recommended.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Dose adjustment(s) may be required; however, no specific guidelines have been suggested. Caution is recommended.

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients
-Current use of a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or use within 14 days of stopping a MAOI.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 12 years; this drug is not recommended for use in these patients.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Do not divide, crush, or chew tablets

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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