• Allergies

Claritin Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Loratadine 10mg; tabs.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Tabs—5, 10, 20, 30, 45, 70, 90; RediTabs 24-Hour—5, 10, 30, 45, 70, 90; RediTabs 12-Hour—10, 30; Liqui-Gels—10, 30; Chewables—10, 30; Syrup—2oz, 4oz, 8oz

Claritin Indications


Allergic rhinitis (seasonal).

Claritin Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

<2yrs: not recommended. 2–5yrs: 5mg once daily. ≥6yrs: 10mg once daily or 5mg twice daily. Hepatic or renal insufficiency: see literature. RediTabs: dissolve on tongue; swallow with or without water. Liqui-Gels: swallow whole.

Claritin Contraindications

Not Applicable

Claritin Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Claritin Warnings/Precautions


Hives Relief: not a substitute for epinephrine. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Claritin Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Claritin Interactions

Not Applicable

Claritin Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Adults: headache, somnolence, fatigue, dry mouth. Children: nervousness, wheezing, hyperkinesia, abdominal pain, conjunctivitis, dysphonia, malaise, upper respiratory infections.

Claritin Clinical Trials

See Literature

Claritin Note

Not Applicable

Claritin Patient Counseling

See Literature