Clarinase, available in a form of a tablet is used to tone down the effects of histamine. Therefore, referred to as antihistamine. It also possesses adrenergic activity. Hence, the drug acts as a nasal decongestant too.
Histamine is a chemical which is found in some body’s cells and it causes cold, sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose, eye irritation, red and itchy skin, high fever, skin disorder and allergies and many other conditions. Clarinase tablet is also used to cure hives and other skin disorders.
This tablet contains Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine as active ingredients present. It works by blocking the effect of histamine and stimulate the alpha adrenergic receptor.
The medication is also known to produce allergic reactions by narrowing the blood vessels and reducing the swelling in the nasal passage, which leads to clearance of stuffy and blocked nose.
Children below the age of 6 years are advised not to take this drug. Breastfeeding women are also advised to avoid the tablet, as it may result in contaminating the breast milk. Pregnant women are advised to take this drug only on the prescription of the doctor. It is prescribed to take the tablet as a whole and not crush it or chew it.
This medication can be used in below-mentioned conditions:
This medication can cause following side effects such as:
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of Clarinase is known to remain for 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this drug can be observed after 1 – 3 hours of taking it.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
The use of this Tablet must be done with caution by pregnant women. All its side effects must be first discussed with the doctor. Larotadine, one of the active ingredients of this drug is considered safe during pregnancy but it should still be taken only after doctor’s consultation.
Is it habit forming?
This Tablet is not yet reported to be a habit-forming drug. It must be taken on prescription of doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Breastfeeding women are advised to avoid this drug as it may contaminate the breast milk which will be harmful for the infant. If it is necessary to take this drug then breastfeeding must be discontinued.
Is It safe with alcohol?
As drowsiness is one of the side effects of this Tablet. It is advised to avoid or limit drinking alcohol after its administration as it may increase the impact of drowsiness.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
As drowsiness is one of the side effects of this medication, it is advised to avoid or driving after its administration.
Does this affect kidney function?
Caution must be taken in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment is needed. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine. In severe kidney disease patient, use of this medicine is not recommended.
Does this affect liver function?
Caution must be taken in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment is needed. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If the patient misses the dose, it is advised to take such dose as soon as it comes to the notice of the patient. If the time of the next scheduled is near then it is advised to skip the missed dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
It is advised to prevent overdosage. However, in case of an overdose, one must immediately inform the doctor. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, restlessness, confusion, increased heart rate, and seizures.
This medication works by dual mechanism. It is comprised of 2 drugs: Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine. The former is the anti-allergic drug, which works by blocking the action of histamine, responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing as well. Whereas the latter one is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels, leads to temporary relief from nasal stuffiness and congestion.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Liver/kidney disease patients must take caution with Clarinase. Though it is advised to inform the doctor about any prior disease before taking this drug.
Interaction with Alcohol
Clarinase Tablet when taken with alcohol results in increasing the risk of side effects like drowsiness on a major level. Alcohol must be avoided while administration this drug.
Interaction with Food
The interaction of the tablet is not yet established clinically. It is advised to limit the use of caffeine while its use.
Interaction with Medicine
The use of tablet along with other drugs may result in change of effect of this drug. It is recommended to inform the doctor about any drug usage. Some medicines which may interact with Clarinase tablet are Amprenavir, Cardiac glycosides, Clarithromycin, Erythromycin, Fluconazole, Fluoxetine, Ketoconazole, Procarbazine, Quinidine and Tricyclic antidepressants.
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Loratadine- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 24 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/loratadine
Pseudoephedrine- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 24 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/pseudoephedrine
PSEUDOEPHEDRINE HCL - pseudoephedrine hcl tablet, extended release- Daily Med [Internet]. dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [Cited 24 April 2019]. Available from:https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=1056d9da-8a3f-4b7a-878e-7f8d45d298cd
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