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Loratadine is an antihistamine medicine that can help with the symptoms of hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis. It may also be useful in treating the uncomfortable symptoms associated with conjunctivitis, eczema, hives, bites and stings and certain food allergies.
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What is Loratadine?
Loratadine is an antihistamine medicine that treats the symptoms of allergies. It is a non-drowsy medication, unlike other hay fever treatments.
How does it work?
Antihistamines work by blocking the histamine responses the body makes when it comes in contact with an allergy. The most common allergens are pollen, animal hair or fur, house dust and insect bites. With the histamine response blocked, the body will stop reacting and producing the symptoms.
Is Loratadine suitable for me?
If you experience a runny/blocked nose, itchy, watery red eyes, sneezing or skin rash you can use Loratadine.
Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Loratadine.
Take one tablet daily as needed for control of hay fever symptoms
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Warning and Precautions
Loratadine may not be safe if taken with other medication or recreational drugs. Please inform the prescriber if you are taking any of the listed medications.
DO NOT use Loratadine:
- If you are allergic to loratadine or any of the other ingredients in this medicine
- If you have any severe liver problems
- If you are due to have an allergy test
- Do not give loratadine to children under six years old, or to children that weight 30kg or less
- If you are taking any medications such as enzymes that may interact with loratadine
- Do not take loratadine if you are pregnant or believe you may be pregnant
- If you have problems with your adrenal or thyroid gland
- Do not take loratadine if you are breast feeding as it passes into the mothers milk
- Loratadine includes lactose, if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to sugar please consult with them before taking this medication
The above-listed warnings are not exhaustive, please consult a doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you have further questions on the use of this medication or potential interactions with other medicines.
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How to take Loratadine?
Always take Loratadine exactly as prescribed by your doctor or advised by the pharmacist.
Loratadine is not recommended for children under the age of 6, or that weigh less than 30kg
- Take 1 tablet 1 time per day, with or without food
- The tablet should be swallowed whole with a glass of water
- If symptoms persist or worsen after taking the medication for 7 days, you should consult with a doctor
- If you forget to take your medication, take the tablet as soon as your remember and continue with the treatment as instructed
If you have any questions regarding the dosages and how to take loratadine please consult with a doctor or pharmacist.
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
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Buy Loratadine Online
Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.
You can buy Loratadine online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Loratadine online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Loratadine and dispatch it discreetly to your address.
How to buy Loratadine online?
You can buy Loratadine by following the following steps.
- Fill out our online consultation form
- If you are eligible to purchase Loratadine you will be shown it as one of your treatment options
- Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address
Can I get Loratadine on the NHS?
Whether or not you can get Loratadine on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Loratadine from the NHS.
Can you get Loratadine over the counter?
No, you can’t get Loratadine over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Loratadine is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.
Can I buy Loratadine online even if I have never taken it before?
A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Loratadine.
Is Loratadine safe?
If you have been prescribed Loratadine then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.
However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Loratadine then you should contact a doctor immediately.
Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Loratadine?
We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.
Can I buy Loratadine from Boots?
It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Loratadine, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.
Can I buy Loratadine from Superdrug?
If you would like to buy Loratadine, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.
Can I buy Loratadine from Amazon?
Amazon does not sell medication such as Loratadine, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.
How long does Loratadine take to work?
The time it takes for a Loratadine to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Loratadine may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.
How effective is Loratadine?
The effectiveness of Loratadine can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.
What are the risks of taking Loratadine?
At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.
- Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
- Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Loratadine.
- Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
- Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
- Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
- Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.
Can I buy Loratadine in the UK?
Yes, you can buy Loratadine in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Loratadine is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation and to purchase from Welzo if in stock. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Where can I buy Loratadine?
You can buy Loratadine online from Welzo.com upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.
Are Loratadine users satisfied with the product?
We have a list of reviews from customers taking Loratadine at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Loratadine head over to drugs.com for further details.
Can I buy Loratadine from an online pharmacy?
Yes, you can purchase Loratadine from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.
How much does Loratadine cost?
The costs of Loratadine are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as treatment options will be shown upon completing the consultation form.
Can I use Loratadine for the flu?
No, Loratadine is not effective for treating the flu. The flu is caused by a virus, and Loratadine is only effective against allergies, which are caused by histamine. If you have the flu, you should see your doctor for treatment.
Does Loratadine make you sleepy?
No, Loratadine does not make you sleepy. In fact, it is often used to treat conditions that cause excessive sleepiness, such as allergies and the common cold. If you experience any drowsiness after taking Loratadine, it is most likely due to the underlying condition being treated and not the medication itself.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
What is the difference between Loratadine and Cetirizine?
Loratadine and Cetirizine are both antihistamines. They work by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that is responsible for many of the symptoms associated with allergies. Although they are similar, there are some key differences. Loratadine is typically less expensive and has fewer side effects than Cetirizine. However, Cetirizine is more likely to cause drowsiness. Therefore, it is important to speak with your doctor or pharmacist to determine which medication is right for you.
When is the best time to take Loratadine?
The best time to take Loratadine is typically in the morning. However, you should always follow the instructions on the packaging for when to take your particular brand and formulation of the medication. If you have any questions, be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist.
How do I order my medication?
Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
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