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Loratadine is a white to off-white powder not soluble in water, but very soluble in acetone, alcohol, and chloroform. It has a molecular weight of 382.89, and empirical formula of C22H23ClN2O2; its chemical name is ethyl4-(8-chloro-5,6-dihydro-11H-benzo[5,6]cyclohepta[1,2-b]pyridin-11-ylidene)-1-piperidinecarboxylate.

Claritin tablets contain 10 mg micronized loratadine, an antihistamine, to be administered orally. They also contain the following inactive ingredients: Corn starch, lactose, and magnesium stearate.

Claritin syrup contains 1 mg/ml micronized loratadine, an antihistamine, to be administered orally. It also contains the following inactive ingredients: Citric acid, artificial flavor, glycerin, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, sugar, and water. The pH is between 2.5 and 3.1.

Claritin Reditabs (rapidly-disintegrating tablets) contain 10 mg micronized loratadine, an antihistamine, to be administered orally. It disintegrates in the mouth within seconds after placement on the tongue, allowing its contents to be subsequently swallowed with or without water. Claritin Reditabs also contain the following inactive ingredients: Citric acid, gelatin, mannitol, and mint flavor.


CATEGORIES: Rhinitis, seasonal allergic; Urticaria, idiopathic, chronic; Pregnancy Category B; FDA Class 1S ("Standard Review"); FDA Approved 1993 Apr; Top 200 Drugs

FDA Drug Classes: Antihistamines


BRAND NAMES: Anhissen; Bonalerg; Civeran; Claratyne; Claritin; Claritine; Clarityn; Clarityne; Cronopen; Fristamin; Histaloran; Lertamine; Lisino; Loracert; Loradex; Loranox; Lorastine; Loratyne; Lorfast; Lowadina; Optimin; Polaratyne; Pylor; Restamine; Sensibit; Sohotin; Tadine; Velodan; Zeos
(Foreign Brand names outside U.S. in italics)

Anhissen (Indonesia)
Bonalerg (Guatemala)
Civeran (Spain)
Claratyne (Australia; New-Zealand; New-Zealand)
Claritine (Bahamas; Bahrain; Barbados; Belgium; Belize; Benin; Bermuda; Burkina-Faso; Curacao; Cyprus; Czech-Republic; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guyana; Hungary; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Ivory-Coast; Jamaica; Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Liberia; Libya; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Netherland-Antilles; Netherlands; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Portugal; Puerto-Rico; Qatar; Republic-Of-Yemen; Russia; Saudi-Arabia; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra-Leone; South-Africa; Sudan; Surinam; Switzerland; Syria; Tanzania; Trinidad; Tunia; Turkey; Uganda; United-Arab-Emirates; Zambia; Zimbabwe)
Clarityn (Austria; Denmark; England; Finland; Italy; Norway; Sweden)
Clarityne (Colombia; Costa-Rica; Dominican-Republic; Ecuador; El-Salvador; France; Greece; Guatemala; Honduras; Hong-Kong; Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; Panama; Peru; South-Africa; Spain; Taiwan; Thailand)
Cronopen (Peru)
Fristamin (Italy)
Histaloran (Ecuador)
Lertamine (Mexico)
Lisino (Germany)
Loracert (Colombia)
Loradex (Philippines)
Loranox (Thailand)
Lorastine (Israel)
Loratyne (South-Africa)
Lorfast (Benin; Burkina-Faso; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; India; Ivory-Coast; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra-Leone; South-Africa; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunia; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe)
Lowadina (Mexico)
Optimin (Spain)
Polaratyne (South-Africa)
Pylor (Indonesia)
Restamine (Bahrain; Cyprus; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Oman; Qatar; Republic-Of-Yemen; Saudi-Arabia; Syria; United-Arab-Emirates)
Sensibit (Mexico)
Sohotin (Indonesia)
Tadine (Colombia)
Velodan (Spain)
Zeos (Indonesia)

COST OF THERAPY: $67.20 (Rhinitis; Claritin Tablet; 10 mg; 1/day; 30 days)

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