Description of the drug "Loratadin". Indications for use
The drug "Loratadin" (tablets) belongs to the category of antihistamines. The medication has antiexudative, antiallergic, antipruritic effects.The drug selectively blocks histamine H1receptors, preventing the effect of histamine on blood vessels and muscles. Reducing the permeability of capillaries, exudation, erythema and pruritus also refers to the beneficial properties of the drug "Loratadine". Indications for use include pathologies of an allergic nature. Therapeutic efficacy is noted in half an hour after receiving the drug. The maximum effect is observed in eight to twelve hours and persists for 24 hours. The drug has no effect on the central nervous system, sedative and anticholinergic effect. The medicine is characterized by a slight bronchodilator effect. When taken orally, rapid absorption is noted.
Recommended drug "Loratadin" from allergiesseasonal and year-round type. The remedy removes the symptoms of rhinitis, hay fever, conjunctivitis. The drug is used for idiopathic chronic urticaria, dermatosis, angioedema. In bronchial asthma, the drug "Loratadine" is also recommended as an additional remedy. Indications for use include the reaction to insect bites.
The drug is intended for oral administration. For patients with 12 years of age, 10 mg once a day is prescribed.Children from two to twelve years are recommended to five milligrams also once a day. At weight of the child more than thirty kilograms 10 mg are prescribed.
Side effects of the drug "Loratadine"
Indications for use are one of the reasonsa choice of this or that medicine. However, experts recommend to remember and the likely negative consequences of treatment. The effectiveness of therapy depends on the tolerability of the drug. The drug "Loratadin" rarely provokes undesirable consequences. Only in some patients there was nausea, gastritis, dry mouth, headache. In a number of cases, nervousness arose, and the excitability increased in children.In adults, in isolated casesa disorder of vision, tremor, depression, a rash on the skin. To the possible side effects, specialists also include liver necrosis, jaundice, convulsions, tinnitus, blepharospasm, tearing, visual disturbances.
In what cases is the "Loratadine" agent not prescribed?
Indications for use includea relatively wide range of diseases. At the same time, there are a minimum number of restrictions to the purpose of the remedy. In particular, the drug is contraindicated for intolerance and at the age of up to two years. The expediency of using a medication by pregnant or nursing patients is established exclusively by a specialist.