Loradamed: Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
Main ingredient in Loradamed is Loratadine.
Loradamed is used to relieve the symptoms of
seasonal allergies and hay fever such as itchy, runny nose, sneezing, and
watery eyes as well as symptoms of allergic reactions like hives or
swelling. Loradamed blocks the release of
chemical histamine in the body during an allergic reaction, resulting in
drying up secretions of the nose, throat and eyes. Loradamed is considered
less sedative than other antihistamine medicines.
SIDE EFFECTS OF LORADAMED
Common side effects of Loradamed may include headache, dry mouth,
drowsiness, fatigue, and indigestion.
Rare side effects of Loradamed may include nausea, anxiety, nervousness
(when taken with caffeine), rapid heartbeat, cough, stuffy nose, and
Avoid Loradamed if you are allergic to Loratadine.
Those with liver or kidney problems should use smaller dosage of
Use caution when combining Loradamed with an MAO-inhibitor.
The antihistamine in Loradamed, Loratadine may interact with
ketoconazole, erythromycin as well as theophylline. If you are using any
of these, consult with your physician before using Loradamed.
Cimetidine can increase the level of Loratadine in the blood.
Combining Loradamed with alcohol may increase the effects of
Avoid caffeine (tea, coffee, sodas) and grapefruit juice while taking
Avoid using herbs while taking Loradamed. Some may increase
LORADAMED AND PREGNANCY
Though generally considered safe, do not take Loradamed without the
advice of your physician if you are or planning to become pregnant,
especially during the last three months of pregnancy.
Nursing mothers should switch to bottle-feed while taking Loradamed as
it does pass into breast milk.
Symptoms of Loradamed overdose may include drowsiness, headache, rapid
heartbeat, dizziness, nausea, nervousness, and dry mouth.
In case of Loradamed overdose, seek medical help right away.
If you miss a dose of Loradamed, take it as soon as you can. However, if
it is just about time for your next dose, skip the one you forgot and go
on with your regular schedule. Never take a double dose.