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Active substance(s): LORATADINE

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One-a-day Allergy Relief
10 mg Tablets

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 have told you.
• 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 the leaflet.
See section 4.
• You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse.

What is in this leaflet:
1. What Loratadine is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Loratadine
3. How to take Loratadine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Loratadine
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Loratadine is and what it is used for

Pharma code 999

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• Loratadine belongs to a group of drugs called
antihistamines which help to relieve the symptoms of
some allergies.
• Your medicine is used to relieve symptoms such as
sneezing, runny nose and burning, itchy eyes due to
hayfever and other allergies. Loratadine tablets can
also be taken to relieve symptoms due to urticaria
(hives) such as rash, itching and redness.

2. What you need to know before you take
Do NOT take Loratadine if you:
• are allergic to loratadine or any of the other ingredients
of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you start
taking this medicine if you:
• have severe liver problems (see section 3, ‘How to take
Other precautions you should take
This product may prevent a response to allergens in skin
allergy testing; therefore you should stop taking this
medicine at least 2 days before any such testing.
Other medicines and Loratadine
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have
recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take Loratadine if you are pregnant or

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking
any medicine.
Driving and using machines:
• Loratadine may make you feel drowsy. Do not drive or
operate any tools or machines if affected.
Loratadine contains Lactose
Patients who are intolerant to lactose should note that
Loratadine tablets contain a small amount of lactose. If
you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicinal product.

3. How to take Loratadine
If your doctor has prescribed this medicine, always take
Loratadine exactly as your doctor has told you. Otherwise
follow the instructions below. You should check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The tablets should be swallowed, preferably with a drink
of water.
The usual dose is:
Adults and Children over 12 years of age
One 10 mg tablet once daily.
Children aged 2 - 12 years of age are dosed by weight:
Body weight more than 30 kg: 10 mg once daily (one
tablet once daily).
Loratadine tablets are not suitable for children with a
body weight of less than 30 kg. For children aged 2 years
and over but weighing 30 kg or less, a syrup form of this
medicine may be more suitable.
Children under 2 years of age
Loratadine is not recommended for children under 2 years
of age.
Patients with severe liver problems
Adults and children over 2 years of age
Bodyweight more than 30kg: 10 mg (one tablet) every
other day.

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Package Leaflet: Information for the User

If you take more Loratadine than you should
If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of the tablets all
together, or if you think a child has swallowed any of
the tablets, contact your nearest hospital casualty
department or your doctor immediately. Overdose may
cause sleepiness, fast heart rate and headache. Please
take this leaflet, any remaining tablets and the
container with you to the hospital or doctor so that
they know which tablets were consumed.
If you forget to take Loratadine
If you forget to take a dose, take one as soon as you
remember, unless it is nearly time to take the next one.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten
If you have any further questions on the use of this
medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
If the following happens, stop taking Loratadine and
tell your doctor immediately or go to the casualty
department at your nearest hospital:
• a severe allergic reaction (swelling of the face, lips,
mouth or throat which may cause difficulty
swallowing or breathing).
This is a very serious but very rare side effect. You may
need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation.
The following side effects have been reported at the
approximate frequencies shown:
Children aged 2 to 12 years:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
• headache
• nervousness
• tiredness (fatigue).
Adults and children over 12 years:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
• drowsiness (somnolence)
• headache
• increased appetite
• difficulty sleeping (insomnia).
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):
• dizziness
• convulsions
• fast or uneven heartbeat (tachycardia, palpitations)
• feeling sick (nausea), dry mouth, inflammation of the
stomach, which may lead to stomach pain, being sick,
or loss of appetite (gastritis)
• abnormal liver function (shown by blood test results)

• rash, hair loss (alopecia)
• tiredness (fatigue).
Not known (cannot be estimated from available data)
• weight increased
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: or search for
MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store Loratadine
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage
conditions. Do not transfer the tablets to another container.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date that is stated
on the outer packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month. 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.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Loratadine tablets contain:
• The active ingredient is loratadine 10 mg.
• The other ingredients are lactose, maize starch,
pregelatinised starch and magnesium stearate.
What Loratadine tablets look like and contents of the pack:
• White, oval tablets, scored on one side and plain on the
other, debossed “L” and “10” on each side of the scoreline.
• The product is available in packs of 5, 7, 10, 14, 15, 20, 28
and 30 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation holder and company responsible for
manufacture: TEVA UK Limited, Eastbourne, BN22 9AG.
This leaflet was last revised: December 2017
PL 00289/0371


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