Claratyne contains the active ingredient loratadine. You can buy it from your pharmacy without a prescription.
Claratyne is used to treat allergy symptoms such as sneezing: itchy, watery or red eyes: and itchy or runny nose. Some people get allergy symptoms only in spring, while others get them all year round. Claratyne can also be used to treat hives and itchy rashes, which are also called urticaria.
Claratyne belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It works by blocking the release of histamine, a chemical that causes the hay fever and allergy symptoms.
Claratyne comes as a tablet for adults and children over 12 years, and in chewable tablets and syrup for young children. Claratyne can be taken with or without food. Take as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
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Information for medicine and pack size: Claratyne 10 mg uncoated tablet, 30
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What this medicine is for
For use in the treatment of both seasonal & perennial allergic rhinitis in adults & children 12 years of age or older. Also indicated for the relief of symptoms & signs of chronic urticaria in adults & children 12 years & older.
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