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Loratadine 10mg Tablets

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Loratadine 10mg Tablets (30 tablets)

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Are you irritated by itchy, watery eyes? Is your nose streaming and you cannot stop sneezing? Are allergies driving you mad? 

Take a Loratadine tablet once a day, whether you suffer from hay fever or struggle all year round. Loratadine gets to work quickly to provide you with relief from your symptoms all day.

You can buy Loratadine 10mg tablets online, from The Independent Pharmacy, without a prescription. All you need to do is complete our quick and easy online consultation so we can make sure Loratadine is the best medication for you. 

Loratadine Information

  • Age: 12 years +

    Maximum per order: 9

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What are Loratadine tablets?

Loratadine can be taken by children and adults from the age of 2 years to treat the symptoms caused by mild to moderate allergic conditions.

Loratadine is a medicine known as a non-drowsy, antihistamine that when taken once a day prevents the body from having an inflammatory reaction to something it is allergic to.

 

What is Loratadine used for?

Loratadine tablets can be used to treat symptoms of allergies caused by: 

  • Hay fever
  • Skin reactions - rashes such as hives
  • Pets and dust mites
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Mild food allergies

Symptoms of allergies may include:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy nose and throat
  • Itchy and watery eyes
  • Itchy skin and rashes

 

How does Loratadine work?

Loratadine is an antihistamine and works just as the name suggests, by blocking the substance histamine. 

Histamines are naturally produced by the body when it comes into contact with something it is allergic to. This reaction is what causes the inflammation and irritation in the eyes, nose and skin. Loratadine prevents this reaction from taking place. 

 

Loratadine vs Cetirizine - can you take them together?

Loratadine and cetirizine both fall into the category of non-drowsy antihistamines. They both work in the same way to reduce the symptoms of mild to moderate allergic reactions.

Both loratadine and cetirizine are taken once a day and it is not recommended to take more than one antihistamine within 24 hours unless you have been advised to do this by a doctor.

 

What is the difference between Loratadine and Cetirizine?

Both loratadine and cetirizine are long-acting, non-drowsy antihistamines that have similar effectiveness in tackling symptoms of allergies. 

Cetirizine, unlike loratadine, however, has been reported to cause the following side effects:

  • Feeling sick
  • Jitteriness 
  • Sore throat
  • Cetirizine has also reportedly more often caused drowsiness.

Loratadine, unlike cetirizine, may cause the following side effects:

  • Nervousness 
  • Disturbed sleep

 

Is Loratadine or Cetirizine better for itching?

Both Loratadine and Cetirizine are effective for the treatment of itchy skin caused by an allergic condition. 

There is currently no research to suggest that either loratadine or cetirizine is more effective than the other but some people may feel that personally, one manages their symptoms better than the other.

 

Loratadine vs Desloratadine

Desloratadine is another type of non-drowsy antihistamine that is the active metabolite of loratadine, this means it is the end product that is left after loratadine is broken down by the body.

Desloratadine can be used in the same way of loratadine to reduce symptoms of allergies that affect the eyes, mouth, nose and skin.

One of the only differences between loratadine and desloratadine, is that desloratadine can be used for children from 1 year whereas loratadine is only licensed for use in children over 2 years old. 

Read our indepth guide on Desloratadine vs Loratadine for more information, or view the Desloratadine treatment here.

 

Loratadine and Sertraline

Sertraline is a prescription only medication used to reduce the effects of depression. There is no indication to suggest that you cannot take Loratadine at the same time as sertraline, however if you have been taking or are currently taking any medication you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist before taking loratadine. 

 

Does Loratadine make you drowsy?

Loratadine is classified as a non-sedating antihistamine, which means it has been specially formulated to not make you feel drowsy. 

In some people, however, loratadine may cause people to feel more sleepy than normal for them. It is therefore advisable to wait, to make sure you feel alert, before you drive or operate heavy machinery when taking loratadine. 

 

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Loratadine dose

Children and Adults over 2 years old: Take one 10 mg tablet once a day.

Before taking Loratadine, please make sure that you have read and understood the information included in the Patient Information Leaflet

Loratadine tablets can be taken orally by children and adults over the age of 2 years who weigh over 20 kg, with a glass of water.

 

Loratadine overdose

You should only take Loratadine tablets as directed in the Patient Information Leaflet. If you take over the recommended dose of Loratadine you are more likely to experience unwanted side effects and you should always seek advice from a doctor straight away.

Loratadine side effects

Possible side effects Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop taking Loratadine tablets and contact your doctor at once if you notice signs of:

  • an allergic reaction: swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, narrowing of the airways causing difficulty breathing, shock, collapse, rash, itching.

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects or notice any other effects not listed:

The most commonly reported side effects in adults and children over 12 years of age are:

  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • increased appetite
  • difficulty sleeping.

The most commonly reported side effects in children aged 2 to 12 years are:

  • headache
  • nervousness
  • tiredness

The following very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people) have also been seen during the marketing of loratadine:

  • dizziness
  • convulsion
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • nausea (feeling sick)
  • dry mouth
  • upset stomach
  • liver problems
  • hair loss
  • tiredness

The frequency of the following side effect is not known:

  • weight gain

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed inthe leaflet. 

Loratadine ingredients

The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:

Loratadine 10mg

The medicine may also contain the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose (E460), maize starch, magnesium stearate.

Loratadine warnings

Please make sure you have read and understood all warnings and precautions, set out in the Patient Information Leaflet, before taking Loratadine tablets.

You should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice if:

  • You have a condition that affects your liver as you may be advised to take a smaller dose.
  • You have recently been taking or are currently taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medication.

If you are due to undergo a skin prick test for allergies you should not take Loratadine tablets for 2 days before the skin test as this could affect your test results.

 

Loratadine - pregnancy and breastfeeding

For people that are experiencing allergic conditions who are pregnant or breast-feeding, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

 

Loratadine and alcohol

It is not recommended to drink alcohol while taking Loratadine tablets as you are at increased risk of experiencing drowsiness.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Published on: 29-05-2019

Last modified on: 03-11-2020


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Reviewed on: 03-11-2020

Next review date: 03-11-2022


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.


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