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BROWN & BURK ONCE-A-DAY HAYFEVER & ALLERGY 10MG TABLETS

Active substance(s): LORATADINE

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Package Leaflet : Information for the patient
Brown & Burk Once-A-Day Hayfever
& Allergy 10mg Tablets
Loratadine

What is in this leaflet
1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take this medicine
3. How to take this medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this medicine
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
Loratadine is one of a group of medicines called nonsedating antihistamines used to relieve the symptoms of
some allergies.
This medicine are used in adults and children to relieve
allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy
and/or burning eyes whether these are due to hayfever or
whether they occur at other times of the year. This medicine
may also be used to relieve the symptoms associated with
chronic idiopathic urticaria such as rash, itching and hives.
2. What you need to know before you take this
medicine:
Do not take this medicine if:
- you are hypersensitive (allergic) to Loratadine, or any of
the other ingredients of the tablets (check by reading the
list of ingredients above).
- you are (or think you may be) pregnant, or are
breastfeeding
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this

Size: 150 x 224 mm Front Side

Other medicines and this medicine:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have
recently taken any other medicines, even those not
prescribed.
This medicine with food, drink and alcohol:
This medicine should not be affected by food or drink.
You do not have to avoid alcohol whilst taking this medicine.
Pregnancy
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any
medicine.
This medicine should not be taken if you are pregnant or
think you may be pregnant.
Breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any
medicine.
This medicine should not be taken by women who are
breastfeeding because the active ingredient, Loratadine,
passes into breast milk.
Driving and using machines:
Very rarely this medicine can cause drowsiness which may
affect your ability to drive and operate machinery whilst
taking this medicine. If you are unsure ask your pharmacist.
3. How to take this medicine:
The following section contains instructions on how many
tablets to take and when.
Do not exceed the dose stated below.
Adults, the elderly, children aged 12 years and over:
One tablet to be swallowed once daily.

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Do not use after the expiry date stated on the outer
carton/blister strip after EXP. The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.

If you take more this medicine than you should:
If you (or someone else) have accidentally taken more this
medicine than you/they should, contact your doctor or
pharmacist immediately, or go to the nearest Accident and
Emergency hospital department.

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away
medicines you no longer use. These measures will help
protect the environment.
If there is anything about this medicine you do not
understand or are unsure about, your doctor or
pharmacist will be able to help or advise you.

If you forget to take this medicine:
Take your recommended dose as soon as you remember;
wait at least 24 hours before taking another tablet. Do not
take a 'double dose' to make up for missed doses.

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The active substance in your tablets is loratadine.
Each this medicine contains 10mg of loratadine.

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The other ingredients in your tablets are lactose
monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, maize starch,
magnesium stearate.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
If the following happens, stop taking the tablets and tell your
doctor immediately or go immediately to the accident and
emergency department at your nearest hospital:
- An allergic reaction (angioedema): swelling of the face,
lips, tongue or throat, or difficulty breathing or
swallowing.
This is a very serious but very rare side effect. You may need
urgent medical attention or hospitalisation.
The most commonly reported side effects are tiredness,
difficulty sleeping, headache, nervousness, increased
appetite and drowsiness.
Very rarely reported effects include dizziness, heart
palpitations, fast heart beats, dry mouth and feeling sick,
skin rashes, hair loss, changes in liver function and upper
abdominal pain or discomfort.

This medicine are white or almost white, 8mm round, flat
tablets, debossed with letter 'L' on one side and with a score
line on other.
This medicine are available in packs of 7, 14 and 30 tablets
from your pharmacist.
Marketing Authorisation Holder & Manufacturer
Brown & Burk UK Ltd, 5 Marryat Close, Hounslow West,
Middlesex, TW4 5DQ
United Kingdom
Marketing Authorisation Number
PL 25298/0117
This leaflet was last revised in: May 2016

If you notice any of these effects, or any side effects not
mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your doctor or
pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in
this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

Children aged 2 to 12 years:
If the child weighs more than 30 kg, one tablet taken once
daily is recommended.
If the child weighs less than 30 kg, the 10mg strength tablet
is not recommended.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

If you are unsure ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

5. How to store this medicine:

This medicine are not recommended in children under
2 years.

Keep this medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Your medicine may harm them.

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6. Contents of the pack and other information

There are no special storage recommendations for this
medicine. However, do not store your medicine in a very
damp or very hot place, such as the bathroom or kitchen.

Size: 150 x 224 mm Back Side

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224 mm

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
taking this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this
leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
This medicine is available without prescription, for you to
treat a mild illness without a doctor's help. You still need to
use this medicine carefully to get the best results from
them.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or
advice.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
- You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you
feel worse after 5 days.

medicine if:
- you have liver disease
- you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars. Patients with some types of
intolerance to sugars should not take this medicine.
- you are going to have allergy tests. You should stop
taking this medicine 2 days before you are due to have
the test.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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