If you are suffering from various allergy symptoms like Runny nose, Sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, and itchy nose or throat, then worry no more as Claritin is an effective medication for such symptoms. Claritin is the trade mark of Schering Corporation and it has become a very popular drug ever since it was approved by the FDA. You can buy the original Claritin brand or generic Loratadine.
Loratadine is an active part of the Claritin tablet. While brand Claritin is manufactured by Schering Corporation, generic Loratadine is manufactured by other pharmaceutical companies and have the same quality. Both Claritin and generic Loratadine perform the same function. Claritin also comes with a combination Claritin-D. Claritin-D contains pseudoephedrine and it is beneficial to persons who are suffering from nasal congestion. Nasal congestion is not caused by histamine. Since Loratadine cannot treat it, it was necessary to add a decongestant called pseudoephedrine.
Histamine is the name of the natural chemical that causes allergic reaction. When this chemical is released from cells in the body it reacts with our immune system and causes these reactions that can make us feel uncomfortable. Meanwhile, generic Loratadine is anti-histamine that helps to reduce histamine in our body. Claritin works by blocking the effects of reaction between histamine and the body immune system.
Loratadine is also effective against hives. Sometimes, we may experience itching due to hives. Since Histamine is responsible for the formation of hives, then blocking histamine can alleviate the itching we might experience due to hives.
Before taking Laratadine it is important to read the instruction that comes with it if you are not under supervision. Do not take it while driving or working. This is because of the side effect, such as headaches, fatigue and dryness of the mouth; they are not harmful in any way. It is also important to eat after taking the drug, as through digestion, the medicine is well assimilated by the body, and its effects are enhanced.
It is important to determine what allergies you suffer of before taking this drug. It is effective against any kind of allergies, but for some advanced allergies, several other treatments must be applied. In this case, Claritin must be combined with other drugs. Usually, allergies are not curable, but their effects could be significantly reduced with the usage of this medicine.
Claritin is now available without prescription, so anyone is free to buy it.