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Loratadine: Oral solution

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How This Drug Works
Antihistamines, H1
Histamine antagonists or antihistamines are drugs that relieve allergy symptoms. Histamine is a chemical used to identify and remove substances that trigger an allergic response.
Histamine antagonists or antihistamines are drugs that relieve allergy symptoms.<br><br>Histamine is a chemical used to identify and remove substances that trigger an allergic response. ��There are four histamine receptors &#40;designated H<sub>1</sub>, H<sub>2</sub>, H<sub>3</sub>, H<sub>4</sub>&#41;. When histamine activates H<sub>1</sub> receptors, symptoms such as rashes, itching, watery eyes and trouble breathing may begin. <br><br>Antihistamines prevent histamine from stimulating the H<sub>1</sub> receptors located in the eyes, nose and throat to relieve swelling and stop leaking fluid. ��First generation antihistamines were non-selective for H<sub>1</sub> receptors and crossed into the brain resulting in drowsiness. ��Newer antihistamines are more selective, reducing this side effect.
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LORATADINE (lor AT a deen) is an antihistamine. It helps to relieve sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of allergies. It is also used to treat itchy skin rash and hives.


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Drugs Related by Class to Loratadine: Oral solution
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Class Name : Second generation (non-sedating) Antihistamines

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Alavert: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Alavert: Oral solution  |  Alavert: Oral tablet, extended release 24 hour  |  Allegra Allergy 12 Hour: Oral tablet  |  Allegra Allergy 24 Hour: Oral tablet  |  Allegra Children's Allergy ODT: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Allegra Children's Allergy: Oral suspension  |  Allegra Children's Allergy: Oral tablet  |  Allegra ODT: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Allegra: Oral suspension  |  Allegra: Oral tablet  |  Clarinex RediTab: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Clarinex: Oral tablet  |  Claritin Chewable: Chewable tablet  |  Claritin Liqui-Gel: Oral capsule, liquid filled  |  Claritin RediTab: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Claritin: Oral solution  |  Claritin: Oral tablet  |  Dimetapp Children's Non-Drowsy Allergy: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  QlearQuil All Day & All Night Allergy Relief: Oral tablet  |  Tavist ND: Oral tablet  |  Xyzal Allergy 24 Hour: Oral tablet  |  Xyzal Children's Allergy 24 Hour: Oral solution  |  Xyzal: Oral solution  |  Xyzal: Oral tablet  |  Zyrtec Children's Allergy: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Zyrtec Children's Allergy: Oral solution  |  Zyrtec Children's Hives: Oral syrup  |  Zyrtec Children's: Chewable tablet  |  Zyrtec Children's: Oral syrup  |  Zyrtec Hives Relief: Oral tablet  |  Zyrtec Liquid Gel: Oral capsule, liquid filled  |  Zyrtec Pre-Filled Spoons: Oral solution  |  Zyrtec: Chewable tablet  |  Zyrtec: Oral syrup  |  Zyrtec: Oral tablet
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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Loratadine: Oral solution
Usage by Gender
46.28%
53.72%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
98.6%
1.11%
0.21%
0.08%
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