Erolin

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Uses

What is Erolin® (loratadine) used for?

Erolin® is used to temporarily relieve the symptoms of hay fever (allergy to pollen, dust, or other substances in the air) and other allergies. These symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes, nose, or throat.

Erolin® is also used to treat itching and redness caused by hives.

How should I take Erolin® (loratadine)?

Use Erolin® as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Take Erolin by mouth with or without food.

How do I store Erolin® (loratadine)?

Erolin® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Erolin® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Erolin® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Erolin® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Erolin® (loratadine)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Erolin® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have or have ever had asthma or kidney or liver disease.
  • You have phenylketonuria (PKU, an inherited condition in which a special diet must be followed to prevent mental retardation), you should know that some brands of the orally disintegrating tablets may contain aspartame that forms phenylalanine.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Erolin® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Erolin®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Erolin® (loratadine)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as: fast or uneven heart rate; feeling like you might pass out; jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or seizures (convulsions).

Less serious side effects may include: headache; nervousness; feeling tired or drowsy; stomach pain, diarrhea; dry mouth, sore throat hoarseness; eye redness, blurred vision; nosebleed; or skin rash.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Erolin® (loratadine)?

Erolin® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Erolin® (loratadine)?

Erolin® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Erolin® (loratadine)?

Erolin® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Erolin® (loratadine).

What is the dose of Erolin® (loratadine) for an adult?

Usual Adult Dose of Erolin for Allergic Rhinitis:

10 mg orally once a day

Usual Adult Dose for Urticaria:

10 mg orally once a day

What is the dose of Erolin® (loratadine) for a child?

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis:

2 to 5 years: 5 mg orally once a day (syrup)

6 years or older: 10 mg orally once a day (tablets, capsule, and disintegrating tablets)

Usual Pediatric Dose for Urticaria:

2 to 5 years: 5 mg orally once a day (syrup)

6 years or older: 10 mg orally once a day (tablets, capsule, and disintegrating tablets).

How is Erolin® (loratadine) available?

Erolin® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet
  • Syrup

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Erolin®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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