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Rash, skin itching, itching of the nasal mucosa, and burning in the eyes are the symptoms of the allergic disease. In case of allergy, patients are prescribed antihistamine medicines which almost does not cause side effects. If antihistamine medicines do not help to cope with the allergy symptoms, the patient is prescribed glucocorticosteroid medicines. But you will not need strong hormone anti-allergic medicines, if you buy Claritin and take it during the first allergy symptoms.
What is Claritin?
Claritin is an anti-allergic product which contains Loratadine. This is an antihistamine product of the 2d generation which has been approved by FDA and is added to World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.
Taking Claritin in therapeutic doses will not cause intense side effects and will quickly arrest the symptoms of the allergic reaction.
Loratadine selectively blocks H1 histamine receptors and prevents the appearance of the immune reaction to the action of allergen (external irritant). Unlike many anti-allergic medicines, Loratadine does not interact with the central nervous system, and therefore it does not influence on the speed of the psychomotor reactions.
Claritin does not cause sleepiness. The patient feels the improvement of the allergy symptoms in already 30 minutes after the pill consumption. The maximal anti-allergic effect is achieved in several hours and lasts for 24 hours. This is antiallergic medicine of the prolonged action, and therefore the patient does not have to follow certain scheme and take Claritin every several hours.
Directions for the use of Claritin
Claritin is prescribed for the treatment of the skin allergic reactions (itching, rash, redness, edema, acute pain), and also for the prevention and treatment of chronic/seasonal rhinitis.
Who is contraindicated to take Claritin?
- Patients under 3 years
- Patients with intolerance of the active ingredient loratadine
- Women during lactation
Claritin may be used during pregnancy only if allergy bothers a normal course of pregnancy and the benefit for a mother increases a potential risk for fetus.
It has been proved that Loratadine penetrates into the breast milk. If there is an urgent need of Claritin during lactation, terminate breast feeding.
Way of use and dosage of Claritin
A single dose of Claritin acts within 24 hours, and therefore the pills should be taken just once per day regardless of the meals. The medicine should be taken at the same time.
- The daily dose of Claritin is 10 mg for the treatment of allergy in adults and children with the body weight over than 30 kg
- The daily dose of Claritin is 5 mg for the treatment of allergy in children at the age of 3 to 12 years with the body weight under 30 kg.
Possible side effects
The side effects appear in rare cases during the use of Claritin. The side effects often appear because of the overdose or incorrect use of the pills.
According to the data of the medical studies, the frequency of the side effects of Claritin is the same as the frequency of the side effects of placebo. It indicates that Claritin is one of the safest medicines for the treatment of allergy.
The possible side effects are: headache, dry mouth, high fatigue, digestion disorder, and sleepiness (in case of the overdose).
How to buy Claritin?
Curiously enough, it is a problem to buy cheap Claritin in the common pharmacies. The customs duty, transportation, and pre-sale preparation influence on the cost of Claritin for a final customer.
You can buy Claritin at a real cost of the manufacturer by 2-3 times cheaper in the Internet pharmacy than in the pharmacies of your city. In order to buy cheap Claritin online, there is no need to go to a doctor to get a prescription. You can go the website of the pharmacy, select the needed number of the packs of the cheap Claritin and make the order for the shipment to your house.
Buying a big pack of Claritin online, one may receive an additional discount
and pay for the cost of the shipment of Claritin without prescription.