Lorfast 10Mg Tablet
Lorfast 10Mg Tablet acts as an antihistamine and is used to treat allergic rhinitis and urticaria. It also effectively treats hives and other major skin reactions. The primary use of this medicine is to relieve nasal and non-nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis.
In case you suffer from conditions like asthma, kidney and liver issues, it is best to consult your doctor before you start the drug. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding must consult a doctor before using this drug. Children below the age of 6 years are usually not prescribed this medicine.
Take the drug exactly as per your doctor’s instructions. Side effects of this drug include dizziness, convulsions, nausea, rash, fatigue, etc. The drug causes drowsiness, therefore, it is advised to avoid driving or handling heavy machinery alone.
Lorfast tablet is used to treat the following problems:
Severe Liver Impairment
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of Lorfast 10mg lasts for a duration of 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
Onset of action begins within 1-3 hours after consumption of Lorfast 10mg.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Lorfast 10mg tablet is generally not recommended for pregnant women as it may produce adverse effects. If necessary one should consult the doctor for alternative choices.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies have been noticed in Lorfast 10mg tablets.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Lorfast 10mg is not recommended for lactating women as it transfers into the breast milk and produces adverse effects in the infant.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Lorfast 10mg tablet is not safe with alcohol as it causes sleepiness and dizziness if consumed with liquor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
It is advisable not to drive while on Lorfast 10mg as it causes side effects like sleepiness and dizziness.
Does this affect kidney function?
Patients suffering from kidney aliments should consume Lorfast 10mg in limited doses and only under strict supervision of the doctor as it may worsen symptoms of the kidney disease.
Does this affect liver function?
Patients suffering from a damaged liver should consult the doctor before taking Lorfast 10mg as it may further damage the condition of the liver.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Lorfast 10Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
In case you miss a dose of Lorfast 10mg tablet take it as soon as possible. Avoid the medicine if its already time for the next dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Overdose of Lorfast 10mg leads to serious side effects like headache, palpitation, drowsiness, increased heartbeat and uncontrolled movements. In case of overdose seek immediate medical help.
The drug selectively inhibits the peripheral H1 receptors thereby reducing the histamine levels in the body. It specifically acts on allergies caused in the skin, blood vessels and airways leading to the lung.
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 Alcohol
Lorfast 10mg reacts negatively with alcohol and causes sleepiness and drowsiness. One should avoid intake of alcohol while on this medication.
Interaction with Medicine
Lorfast 10mg interacts negatively with the following drugs – Carbamazepine, Cimetidine, Clarithromycin and Ketoconazole.
Interaction with Disease
Lorfast 10mg should not be consumed by patients suffering from impaired liver, damaged kidney, patients with Phenylketonuria, and the elderly.
Interaction with Food
Lorfast 10mg may be taken with or without food as prescribed by the physician.
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