What are loratadine and pseudoephedrine?
Loratadine and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine used to treat sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, sinus pain, itchy or watery eyes or nose, and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.
Before taking this medicine
Do not use loratadine and pseudoephedrine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is safe to use if you have:
Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant.
You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
How should I take loratadine and pseudoephedrine?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Cold or allergy medicine is only for short-term use until your symptoms clear up.
Always follow directions on the medicine label about giving loratadine and pseudoephedrine to a child. Do not use the medicine only to make a child sleepy. Death can occur from the misuse of cold or allergy medicines in very young children.
Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if you have a fever.
If you need surgery or medical tests, tell the surgeon or doctor ahead of time if you have taken a cold or allergy medicine within the past few days.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.