Loratadine 5mg/5ml Syrup 100ml
- Non-Drowsy Antihistamine
- Active Ingredient: Loratadine
- Relieves Common Allergy Symptoms
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Loratadine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.
What Loratadine 5mg/5ml is and what it is used for
Loratadine 5mg/5ml syrup contains the active ingredient loratadine, which belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. Loratadine is an anti-allergy medicine. It helps relieve the symptoms of:
- allergic skin reactions like rashes, hives or nettle rash
- allergic rhinitis (for example seasonal hayfever), such as sneezing, runny or itchy nose and burning or itchy eyes.
Before you take Loratadine 5mg/5ml Syrup
Do not take Loratadine:
- if you are allergic to loratadine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
How to take Loratadine 5mg/5ml Syrup
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Swallow the dose of syrup, and then drink some water. You can take this medicine with or without food.
- Adults and children and adolescents (older than the age of 12): The recommended dose is 10 ml (two 5 ml spoonfuls) of syrup once a day
- Children 2 to 12 years of age The amount to be taken depends on body weight: Body weight more than 30 kg: the recommended dose is 10 ml (two 5 ml spoonfuls) of syrup once a day. Body weight 30 kg or less: the recommended dose is 5 ml (one 5 ml spoonful) of syrup once a day
- Children under age of 2: Loratadine is not recommended
Always read the patient information leaflet before use.
The active substance is loratadine. Each 5 ml of syrup contains 5 mg of loratadine. The other ingredients are propylene glycol, glycerol, citric acid monohydrate, sucrose, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), purified water and artificial strawberry flavouring (which contains: Flavouring substances and natural flavouring substances, propylene glycol, water, Triacetin E-1518, Ethyl Alcohol, Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) E-320 and Alfa Tocopherol E307).
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If any of the following happen, stop taking Loratadine and tell your doctor immediately or go to your
nearest hospital emergency department:
Severe allergic reactions such as rash, itchy swollen skin, burning eyes, fever, tightness of the chest
and difficulty breathing or swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause
difficulty in swallowing.
This side effect is very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people) but serious. You may need medical
Other side effects:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
Inability to sleep
An increased appetite
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
Irregular, missed heart beats (palpitations) or rapid heart beat
Feeling sick (nausea)
– Changes in liver function, which may be seen in blood tests
– Hair loss
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
– Weight increased
Additional side effects in children (2 to 12 years of age)
The following additional side effect has been reported in children 2 to 12 years of age:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 children):
– Feeling nervous
Headaches and tiredness were also reported more commonly.