the package insert of the medicine Claritin D. Active principles loratadine + sulfate pseudoephedrine .
CLARITIN-D 24 Hour is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis and the common cold, including nasal congestion, sneezing, rhinorrhea (runny nose), pruritus (itching) and tearing.
When should I not use?
do Not use CLARITIN-D 24 Hour:
• if you have had any type of allergic or unexpected reaction to any of the components of the formula or the agents adrenergic;
• if you use drugs inhibitors of the enzyme oxidase or within 14 days after you have stopped using these drugs;
• if you have narrow-angle glaucoma (eye disease), urinary retention (the inability to eliminate all the urine), severe hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary heart disease (severe disease of the blood vessels that supply the heart) and hyperthyroidism (increased thyroid gland).
How to use?
Check if the medicine that you purchased has the following features:
CLARITIN-D 24 Hour is a coated tablet, white, oval biconvexo, smooth on both faces.
CLARITIN-D 24 Hours does not present specific organoleptic characteristics
For adults and children over 12 years: 1 tablet once a day. In case you have forgotten a dose, consult your doctor.
How to use
CLARITIN-D 24 Hour is indicated for oral use and should be used according to the instructions of the item Dosage.
Follow the guidance of your doctor, always respecting the schedules, doses and duration of treatment. Do not stop treatment without the knowledge of your doctor. Do not use the medicine with the term of validity expired. Before use note the appearance of the medicine. This medicine can not be broken or chewed.
What are the evils that can cause me?
The adverse reactions the most frequent that can occur due to the use of CLARITIN-D 24 Hour are: headache and dry mouth. The reactions of the less
frequent are: drowsiness and insomnia. The adverse reactions reported rarely are: dizziness, fatigue, anorexia (lack of appetite), nervousness, nausea (queasiness),
epistaxis (nosebleeds), rhinitis, dysfunction in the lacrimal gland, asthenia (discouragement), hyperkinesia (restlessness), constipation (difficulty defecating),
dyspepsia (difficulty with digestion), palpitation, tachycardia (increased heart rate), thirst, agitation, irritability, cough, dyspnea
(shortness of breath), nasal irritation, pharyngitis (inflammation in pharynx), alopecia (hair loss), anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) and abnormal function of the liver
(abnormal liver function). With the exception of headache, which occasionally can be serious, most of the adverse reactions associated with CLARITIN-D 24 Hours was mild to moderate. There have been rare reports post-marketing of mechanical obstruction of the upper gastrointestinal tract (mechanical obstruction of the system of stomach-upper intestinal) or peristalsis esophageal abnormal (move abnormal of the esophagus) in patients using CLARITIN-D 24-Hour, presenting a history of difficulty swallowing tablets.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
CLARITIN-D 24 Hour can cause agitation, excitability, seizures and/or cardiovascular collapse (failure of the heart) associated with hypotension (low blood pressure). If you have severe hepatic impairment (severe liver disease), talk to your doctor so that he can guide you in relation to the initial dose you should take, since it will likely be a smaller dose; it is recommended an initial dose of one tablet every other day. If you have difficulty swallowing pills or has mechanical obstruction of the tract gastrintentinal top or peristalsis esophageal (movements of the esophagus) abnormal, should not use this medicine.
Abuse and dependency
Due to the presence of sulphate of pseudoephedrine in the formulation of CLARITIN-D 24 Hours, this has the potential of misuse and doses increasing cause toxicity. In these cases, the suspension sudden of the drug may cause depression.
Use during pregnancy and breastfeeding
It is not proven whether the use of CLARITIN-D 24 Hour may entail risks during pregnancy. Therefore the medicine should only be used if the potential benefits to the mother justify the potential risk to the fetus. Whereas CLARITIN-D 24-Hour passes into the breast milk, you must choose between stopping with breastfeeding or with the use of this medicine.
Use in children
The safety and efficacy of CLARITIN-D 24 Hour in children under 12 years of age have not been established. Therefore, we do not recommend the use of this medicine in children under 12 years.
Use in the elderly
In patients with 60 years or more, CLARITIN-D 24 Hour can cause adverse reactions, such as confusion, hallucinations, convulsions, depression of CNS and death. One should proceed with caution when administering to a formula of action prolonged in the elderly patients.
Attention diabetics: contains sugar.
During treatment, the patient should not drive vehicles or operate machinery, as your skill and attention may be harmed.
CLARITIN-D 24 Hour contains no dyes.
Be careful when taking CLARITIN-D 24 Hour if you have glaucoma (eye disease), prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of the prostate volume), obstruction of the neck of the bladder, cardiovascular disease (disease of the heart and blood vessels), increased intraocular pressure, diabetes mellitus (increased glucose in the blood) and if you are using digitalis (drugs that increase the contraction of the heart).
what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?
If you use a large amount of this medicine at once, talk to your doctor so that he immediately start a general treatment of the symptoms.
Symptoms: may vary from central nervous system depression (sedation, apnea, diminished mental capacity, cyanosis, coma, cardiovascular collapse), up to stimulation (insomnia, hallucination, tremors and convulsions) to death. Other signs and symptoms may include:
euphoria, excitement, tachycardia (increase in the number of beats of the heart), palpitation, thirst, sweating (excessive sweating), nausea (nausea), dizziness, tinnitus (tinnitus), and incoordination motor (ataxia), blurred vision, hypertension (high blood pressure) or hypotension (low blood pressure). The risk of the stimulus is more likely in children, as also are the signs and symptoms similar to those produced by atropine, such as: dry mouth, pupils fixed and dilated, flushing (redness), hyperthermia (increased body temperature) and gastrointestinal symptoms (symptoms in the stomach and intestine). In high doses, may occur dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, thirst, tachycardia, chest pain (chest pain), palpitations, difficulty urinating, weakness and muscle tension, anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. Some patients may present a
toxic psychosis with delusions and hallucinations. Some may have cardiac arrhythmias, circulatory collapse, convulsions, coma and respiratory failure.
What to do before you seek medical help?
You should avoid the provocation of vomiting, and the ingestion of food or drinks. The most appropriate is to seek a medical service, holding the product packaging and, preferably, sabendose the exact amount of medicine ingested. You can, alternatively, ask for the aid
to the Centre of the Detoxification of the region, which should provide the guidelines for the superdose in question.