Part pills active component included loratadine. Excipients: lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, corn starch.
Syrup contains an active component loratadine. Excipients: propylene glycol, glycerol, citric acid monohydrate monohydrate, sodium benzoate, sucrose, peach flavor, purified water.
Claritin is available in the form of tablets and syrup. The drug is in tablets, packaged in 15, 10 or 7 pieces in blisters, 1-3 blisters in a pack.
Syrup is offered in pharmacies in bottles of 60 or 120 ml with a plastic dispensing spoon, packed in a cardboard box.
Each form of this drug has antipruritic, antihistamineand anti-allergiceffect.
Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
This antihistamine is a selective blocker of peripheral H1-histamine receptors, exhibiting a quick and lasting anti-allergic effect. Typically, the drug is effective after 30 minutes.
The achievement of the antihistamine effect is noted after 8-12 hours and persists for at least 24 hours. In this case, the active substance of the drug does not penetrate the blood-brain barrier, does not affect the nervous system, does not exhibit anticholinergic and sedative effects, and does not affect the development of psychomotor reactions. Claritin treatment does not extend the QT interval on the ECG.
Once inside the body, the drug undergoes rapid absorption in the digestive tract. The maximum concentration of the component in the composition blood plasma achieved within 1.5-2.5 hours
As a result metabolism substance is formed desloratadine. Withdrawal of the drug from the body occurs in the composition of urine and bile in metabolites and unchanged for 6-92 hours. The rate of elimination of the drug from the body depends on the age, presence of diseases and other characteristics of the patient.
Indications for use of Claritin
The main indications for the use of Claritin (from which the tablets):
- year-round or seasonal allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis;
- chronic idiopathic urticaria;
- allergic manifestations on the skin.
Claritin tablets and syrup are not recommended for use with:
- intolerance or high sensitivity to the components;
- under 2 years old;
In the treatment with this drug, side effects may occur in the form of headache, fatigue, dry mouth, drowsiness, gastrointestinal tract disorders, allergic manifestations on the skin. In addition, the development of anaphylaxis, alopecia, tachycardia, liver, heart disease.
Small patients may be disturbed by headache, nervousness, sedation.
Instructions for use of Claritin (Method and dosage)
Each form of the drug is intended for oral administration at any time, if necessary.
Claritin tablets are recommended for use in adults and children over 12 years of age. It is usually sufficient to take 10 mg of the drug daily. Patients with abnormalities in the liver or kidneys are prescribed the drug every other day.
For children 2-12 years of age, the drug is usually prescribed in syrup. At the same time, Claritin syrup is recommended for use in a specific dosage, which is calculated taking into account the weight.
In cases of overdose, the development of symptoms such as drowsiness, headache and tachycardia.This situation requires immediate medical attention.
Therapy of overdose symptoms includes: gastric lavage, then intake of adsorbents and symptomatic agents, additional procedures.
The combined use of this drug and Ketoconazole, Erythromycinor Cimetidine may increase the concentration of loratadine in the body or its metabolite. However, this does not have particular clinical significance.
Terms of sale
Claritin syrup or tablets can be stored at temperatures up to 25 ° C, out of the reach of children.
The tablets retain their shelf life for 4 years, and the syrup for 3 years.
Claritin analoguesMatches for ATX Level 4 code:DesalHistafenClarisensTelfastEriusClaridolLoratadineFexofastPeritolDesloratadineLORAHEXALClarotadineRupafinCielDraminaLordestineLomilanFenkarolKestinLoratec
Very popular are the cheaper analogues of Claritin: Loratadine, Lomilan, Claridol and Clarotadine. Also have a similar effect: Erius, Lotharen, Klallergin, Klarisens, Klarifarm, Klarifer, Klarfast, Loragheksal, Alerpriv, Klargotil and Erolin. The price of analogues varies between 20-350 rubles.
Claritin or Erius - what's better?
On the net, the question is often asked which of these drugs is better? Each of them is a new generation anti-allergic antihistamine. Therefore, they are characterized by almost the same strength of the therapeutic effect and a minimum of side effects. Nevertheless, it is believed that Erius is characterized by a wider spectrum of action, since he is active in eliminating allergic coughs.
However, you can find many reviews when patients report that the drug Erius does not help them and they began to take Claritin or vice versa. Thus, the question of choosing a drug depends on the individual characteristics of each person.
Claritin for children
Treatment of small patients can be carried out in the form of tablets or syrup. In this case, children can take the medicine once a day in a certain dosage.
The dosage calculation instructions for Claritin for children are recommended depending on weight. For example, with a weight of up to 30 kg it is permissible to take 1 teaspoon or 1/2 tablet syrup for children daily.
Patients with a body weight of more than 30 kg are prescribed daily for 2 teaspoons of syrup or 1 tablet. As a rule, parents leave positive reviews about syrup for children online.
At various medical forums, the question often arises: is alcohol and Claritin treatment compatible? According to experts, the use of alcohol does not have a special effect on the effectiveness of this drug, but the likelihood of undesirable effects is not ruled out. For this reason, taking alcohol at the same time as the medicine is not recommended.
Claritin during pregnancy and lactation
As reported in the instructions, the use of the drug with pregnancyallowed when the intended benefit of the treatment for the mother is higher than the risk to the fetus.
It was also found that the active substance is excreted in the composition of breast milk, therefore, while breastfeeding, taking these pills for allergies is contraindicated.
On the network quite often there are reviews about Claritin in tablets and syrup, but the opinion of users about its action is very ambiguous. Many people report that treatment with this drug was effective for them. Although some patients had to look for a more suitable remedy, as their allergic symptoms decreased only slightly.
As allergists - specialists studying and treating this disorder - specify, each person can be disturbed by various kinds of allergies. Therefore, one drug is simply not able to eliminate the manifestation of a variety of symptoms. For such patients, the only way out is to take several different drugs or their forms, for example, tablets and nasal spray.
Despite the high popularity, both tablets and syrup for children do not have such a wide spectrum of action that allows you to simultaneously eliminate all manifestations of allergies. Moreover, there are reports of the development of side effects, for example, headache, drowsiness, and skin manifestations. Of course, if any adverse reactions occur, you must consult a doctor to exclude the presence of another disease with similar symptoms.
The fact that in pharmacies this drug is dispensed without a prescription does not mean at all that it can be taken independently without the appointment of an allergist. Therefore, if symptoms appear that indicate the development of an allergy, you should immediately consult a doctor. If this is not done in a timely manner, gradually the symptoms will only worsen.
Claritin's price, where to buy
Price Claritin tablets is 130-570 rubles.
Price Claritin Syrup varies between 220-380 rubles.
The price of Claritin in Ukraine (in cities such as Kiev and Kharkov) is from 156 UAH.
You can buy the drug in St. Petersburg at a price of 140 rubles. Moreover, the cost in Russian regions is slightly lower. You can find out how much a medicine for allergies of any form costs in a reference pharmacy of a city of interest or on pharmacy sites.
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