What is loratadine?
Loratadine3 is used to manage symptoms including:
- Runny nose and sneezing
- Itchy skin rashes like ()
- Watery, itchy eyes
- Reactions to some insect bites and stings
Loratadine is referred to as a non-drowsy , meaning that it’s far less likely to make you sleepy than some other antihistamines.
Second-generation antihistamines do not cross the blood-brain barrier (a system of cells that control what passes from the blood to the brain) to the extent that first-generation antihistamines do. So, when taken according to the recommended dose, a second-generation antihistamine like loratadine is non-drowsy.
Non-drowsy allergy medicine
When it comes to drowsiness, research5 shows that loratadine is less likely to cause drowsiness than the antihistamine cetirizine.
Drowsiness throughout the day may prevent you from concentrating on work, or school activities. Taking naps due to drowsiness in the daytime may also offset your sleep schedule at night.
This makes loratadine a good choice for allergy sufferers who need to remain on the go throughout the day.
Allergy relief with loratadine (Clarityn®)
If you suffer from allergic such as sneezing, runny nose or skin allergy, then loratadine is ideal for you. It:
- Works in as fast as 15 minutes to relieve the symptoms of allergy.6
- Provides long-lasting relief for up to 24 hours.7
- Is a second-generation antihistamine and is therefore non-drowsy unlike first-generation antihistamines.8
- Comes in convenient tablet and syrup formats that are widely available online and in Singapore pharmacies.
- Safe for children as young as 2 years old in syrup format.