Claritin is an antihistamine which reduces the effect of normal synthetic histamine.
Directions of Use
Follow the instructions of your health care professional. Never modify the dosage without informing the doctor. Claritin should be consumed orally once daily,
Crushing, chewing or breaking the tablet is not recommended. The medicine
Should be swallowed whole. If you are consuming Claritin RediTabs, then you should remove it from the blister pack only when you are about to consume it. Pushing the tablet through the foil may cause damage to the medicine. Hence you need to peel the foil from the tablet blister and remove the tablet with dry and clean hands. You need to place it on the tongue and let it dissolve immediately. Never swallow the whole pill. Let it dissolve on its own. Do not chew the tablet. You need to keep swallowing regularly as the tablet begins to dissolve. You are allowed to sip water if you are unable to swallow the dissolved tablet. In case you are opting for the liquid medicine, then you should measure it with a proper dose-measuring cup or spoon, instead of a regular spoon. These measuring
cups and spoons are easily available both online as well as offline at any pharmacy. If you see no improvement in the symptoms, then you need to inform your doctor of the same.
Missed or Overdose
In case you miss a dose and realize it close to the time of your next dose, then you can resume your regular schedule. Never consume a double dose, or consume two doses within a short time gap, else it may trigger side effects. In case you notice any abnormal symptoms, then you should seek immediate medical assistance.
Children above 6 years of age and adults can have a 10 mg Reditab, or 10 mg of syrup once a day. In case the patients are suffering from liver failure or renal insufficiency, then they should start the medicine every alternate day. Children between the age of 2 and 5 years should consume 5 mg of the Syrup once a day. In case the patients are suffering from liver failure or renal insufficiency, then
they should start the medicine every alternate day.
Claritin should be stored at room temperature in a clean and dry place. Never keep
it longer than 6 months, once the pouch has been opened. Never keep the open
tablet for long once it is out of the packed blister. Keep it away from the reach of
children and pets. Never store it in the bathroom.
- In case you are allergic to any active ingredient of Claritin, then you need to abstain from it.
- Patients suffering from liver or kidney disorders should inform the doctor about their condition before staring the course of medication.
- Never administer this medicine to children less than 6 years of age.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing a baby.
- Speak to your doctor about the dietary restrictions to be followed while consuming Claritin.
In case you feel like passing out, or experience erratic heart rate, yellowing of the skin., hives, breathlessness, swelling on the face and other parts of the body, seizures, pain in the head, and stomach, dryness in the mouth, fatigue and drowsiness, blurring of vision and other disorders then you need to discontinue the medication and seek immediate medical assistance.