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CLARITYN RAPIDE ALLERGY 10MG TABLETS

Active substance(s): LORATADINE

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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, pharmacist, or nurse
has 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,
pharmacist, or nurse. 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, if you feel worse or if your symptoms
change. See section 4.

Giving this medicine to children
Clarityn Allergy Syrup may be preferred for children.
It is important to know how much your child weighs
to make sure that you give the correct amount of
medicine. For example, a 9 year old child weighs
about 30kg (4st 7lbs). If in doubt weigh your child
and then follow the instructions in the table.
Do not give to children under 2 years or who
weigh 30 kg (4st 7lb) or less.

2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU
TAKE CLARITYN RAPIDE ALLERGY
Do not take Clarityn Rapide Allergy if:
• you are allergic (hypersensitive) to loratadine
or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
(listed in section 6).
• you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How much to take
Age

Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before
taking Clarityn Rapide Allergy if:
• you have liver disease.
• you are scheduled to have any skin tests for
allergies. Do not take Clarityn Rapide Allergy for
two days before having these tests. This is
because it may affect the test results.
If any of the above apply to you (or you are not
sure), talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse
before taking Clarityn Rapide Allergy.

What Clarityn Rapide Allergy is
Clarityn Rapide Allergy contains the active substance
loratadine which belongs to a group of medicines
called “antihistamines”.
How Clarityn Rapide Allergy works
Clarityn Rapide Allergy helps to reduce your
allergy symptoms by stopping the effects of a
substance called “histamine”, which is produced
in the body when you are allergic to something.

Once daily

Adults and children 1 x tablet
over 12 years

Once daily

If you take more Clarityn Rapide Allergy than you
should
If you take more Clarityn Rapide Allergy than you
should, talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight
away. No serious problems are expected, however,
you may get a headache, have a rapid heartbeat or
feel sleepy.
If you forget to take Clarityn Rapide Allergy
• If you forget to take your dose, take it as soon as
you remember, then continue to take it as usual.
• Do not take a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.

Clarityn Rapide Allergy with alcohol
Clarityn Rapide Allergy has not been shown to add
to the effects of an alcoholic drink.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
The most commonly reported side effects in
adults and children over 12 years of age are:
• drowsiness
• headache
• increased appetite
• difficulty sleeping

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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 (see details below). By
reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
United Kingdom: Yellow Card Scheme Website:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
5. HOW TO STORE CLARITYN RAPIDE ALLERGY
• Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach
of children.
• Store in the original package in order to protect
from moisture; this medicine does not require
any special storage temperature conditions.
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
which is stated on the blister after Exp. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
• Do not use this medicine if you notice any
change in the appearance of the oral lyophilisate.
• 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 to protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER
INFORMATION
What Clarityn Rapide Allergy contains
• The active substance is loratadine. Each oral
lyophilisate contains 10 mg loratadine.
• The other ingredients are gelatin, mannitol
(E421), anhydrous citric acid, mint flavour.
What Clarityn Rapide Allergy looks like and the
contents of the pack
Clarityn Rapide Allergy is a white, round tabletshaped unit, marked with “C10”. The technical
term for these units is “oral lyophilisates”, which
are a kind of fast dissolving tablet.
Clarityn Rapide Allergy is available in pack sizes of 7,
8 or 10 tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
MAH: Bayer plc, 400 South Oak Way,
Reading, RG2 6AD, UK.
Manufacturer: Aesica Pharmaceuticals GmbH,
Alfred-Nobel-Str. 10, 40789 Monheim, Germany.
This leaflet was last revised in December 2017.

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When Clarityn Rapide Allergy should be taken
Clarityn Rapide Allergy relieves symptoms
associated with allergic rhinitis (for example, hay
fever), such as sneezing, runny or itchy nose, and
burning or itchy eyes in adults and children over
the age of 2 years who weigh more than 30 kg.
Clarityn Rapide Allergy may also be used to help
relieve symptoms of urticaria (itching and
redness) which is often known as hives or nettle
rash.
The effect of Clarityn Rapide Allergy will last a
whole day and should help you to continue your
normal daily activities and sleep.
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better
or if you feel worse.

Children of 2 to
1 x tablet
12 years who weigh
more than 30kg
(4st 7lb)

Taking this medicine
• Carefully peel open an individual blister unit
• Remove the oral lyophilisate from the blister
unit without crushing it
• Place the oral lyophilisate in your mouth and it
will disperse instantly
• Water or other liquid is not needed to swallow
the oral lyophilisate
• The oral lyophilisate may be taken with or
without food

Other medicines and Clarityn Rapide Allergy
The side effects of Clarityn Rapide Allergy may
increase when used together with medicines that
alter the performance of some enzymes
responsible for drug-metabolism in the liver.
However, in clinical studies, no increase in side
effects of loratadine was seen with products that
altered the performance of these enzymes.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are
taking, have recently taken or might take any other
medicines. This includes medicines obtained
without a prescription.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or
are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or
pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
As a precautionary measure, it is preferable to
avoid the use of Clarityn Rapide Allergy during
pregnancy. Do not take Clarityn Rapide Allergy if
you are breast-feeding. Loratadine is excreted in
breast milk.
Driving and using machines
In clinical trials that assessed driving ability, no
impairment was observed in patients receiving
loratadine. At the recommended dose, Clarityn
Rapide Allergy is not expected to cause you to be
drowsy or less alert. However, very rarely some
people experience drowsiness, which may affect
their ability to drive or use machines.

How often
to take

If you have severe liver problems your doctor or
pharmacist may advise you to take the recommended
amount every other day. If this applies to you follow
their instructions.

Children
Do not give Clarityn Rapide Allergy to children
younger than 2 years old or to children 2 to 12
years old who weigh less than 30 kg. There are
other formulations more suitable for children 2 to
12 years old who weigh less than 30 kg.

1. WHAT CLARITYN RAPIDE ALLERGY IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The full name of your medicine is Clarityn Rapide
Allergy 10 mg Tablets. Clarityn Rapide Allergy are
“oral lyophilisates” which are tablets that dissolve
in your mouth instantly.

How much
to take

The most commonly reported side effects in
children aged 2 to 12 years are:
• headache
• nervousness
• tiredness
The following very rare side effects (may affect up
to 1 in 10,000 people) have also been seen during
the marketing of loratadine:
• severe allergic reaction (including swelling)
• dizziness
• upset stomach
• convulsion
• liver problems
• fast or irregular heartbeat • hair loss
• nausea (feeling sick)
• rash
• dry mouth
• tiredness
The frequency of the following side effect is not known:
• weight gain

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

3. HOW TO TAKE CLARITYN RAPIDE ALLERGY
Always take this medicine exactly as described in
this leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse
has told you. Check with your doctor, pharmacist
or nurse if you are not sure.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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