Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Clarityn® Allergy Tablets if:
- You have liver disease.
- You are scheduled to have any skin tests for allergies. Do not take Clarityn® Allergy Tablets for two days before having these tests. This is because it may affect the test results.
If any of the above apply to you (or you are not sure), talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Clarityn Allergy Tablets.
Do not give Clarityn Allergy Tablets to children younger than 6 years old or to children who weigh 30 kg or less. There are other formulations more suitable for children younger than 6 years or with a body weight of 30 kg or less.
Other medicines and Clarityn Allergy Tablets
The side effects of Clarityn Allergy Tablets may increase when used together with medicines that alter the performance of some enzymes responsible for drug- metabolism in the liver. However, in clinical studies, no increase in side effects of loratadine was seen with products that altered the performance of these enzymes.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This includes medicines taken without a prescription.
Clarityn Allergy Tablets with alcohol
Clarityn Allergy Tablets have not been shown to add to the effects of an alcoholic drink.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
If you are breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. As a precautionary measure, it is preferable to avoid the use of Clarityn Allergy Tablets during pregnancy (medicines can affect the unborn baby).
Do not take Clarityn Allergy Tablets if you are breastfeeding. Loratadine is excreted in breast milk.
Driving and using machines
In clinical trials that assessed driving ability, no impairment was observed in patients receiving loratadine. At the recommended dose, Clarityn Allergy Tablets are not expected to cause you to be drowsy or less alert. However, very rarely some people experience drowsiness, which may affect their ability to drive or use machines.
Clarityn Allergy Tablets contains lactose
Clarityn Allergy Tablets contains lactose; thus if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.