Loratadine

Loratadine, an antihistamine used for the treatment of hay fever, is available from Medicinesbymailbox Pharmacy

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Loratadine

Prescription fees

Medicinesbymailbox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Order value Prescription fee
Any Order Value £0.00

Loratadine product information

Loratadine belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. Our body produces a substance called histamine when allergy occurs and antihistamines help to stop the effect of histamine. This helps to relieve symptoms of allergies such as hay fever.


How to take

The usual dose for hay fever is to take one 10mg tablet per day. If your symptoms do not improve after 3 days, you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.


Side effects of Loratadine

Like all medicines, Loratadine might cause some side effects, although not everyone gets them.

The side effects associated, although uncommon, are: feeling drowsy or sleepy and headache. Side effects are usually mild but if you are concerned, speak to a doctor or pharmacist. It does not normally cause drowsiness but if you do, you should avoid driving or operating machinery. You should also not drink more than moderate amounts of alcohol as it may increase risk of dizziness.

If you experience severe allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing, swelling of eyes, nose or face, or an itchy rash, you should stop using Loratadine and seek urgent medical advice.

For a full list of side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet attached below.


Cautions

When ordering from Medicinesbymailbox, you may be required to fill in a series of Yes/No questionnaires to determine your suitability to the medication. You should NOT use Loratadine without consulting a doctor if:
  • you are allergic to loratadine
  • you have liver problems
  • you are pregnant or breast feeding


Patient information leaflet

The 'patient information leaflet' supplied with the medication should be read before use.