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Claritin Syrup (loratadine)

Company: Schering-Plough
Approval Status: Approved October 1996
Treatment for: seasonal allergies in children
Areas: Pediatrics; Respiratory
Possible similar drugs: Claritin RediTabs

| General Information | Clinical Results |

General Information

Claritin Syrup has been approved as a non-drowsy antihistamine syrup for children as young as six years of age. In addition, the indication for Claritin tablets was expanded to include children age six years and up.

Available only by prescription in a once-daily formula, Claritin Syrup is indicated for the treatment of allergy symptoms, including itchy, watery eyes; runny nose; itchy palate; sneezing; and idiopathic chronic urticaria (hives).

Claritin Syrup, in an alcohol-free and dye-free fruit flavored formula, is administered orally at a dose of two teaspoons once-per-day for children as young as six years of age.

Clinical Results

In controlled clinical trials using the recommended dose, the incidence of the most commonly reported adverse events was comparable to placebo.

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Claritin Syrup Drug Information

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