Claritin Syrup (loratadine)

Company
Schering-Plough

Approval Status
Approved October 1996

Treatment for
seasonal allergies in children

Possible similar drugs
Claritin RediTabs

Areas
Pediatrics , Respiratory

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.

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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