|Price Per Pill or Unit
|US$ 16.5021%US$ 21.00
|US$ 20.5035%US$ 31.50
|US Brand Name
|Ultratech Pharmaceuticals, India
Loriday is a prescription medication to manage and treat allergic rhinitis (an allergic reaction to the eyes, nose, and throat) and urticaria (an allergic reaction on the skin). It contains the active ingredient Loratidine, in the second-generation antihistamine class. The drug comes with anti-allergic properties but without sedative effects.
Loratidine is an FDA-approved medicine to relieve and treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and allergic skin rash. It is an effective antihistamine used in various conditions such as relief of runny nose, watery eyes, pruritus, and sneezing associated with seasonal allergies.
Loriday comes in a tablet form to be administered orally before or after consuming food, although the recommendation is to take medicine on an empty stomach. For allergic rhinitis and urticaria in adolescents, adults and geriatrics, 10 mg orally daily is the recommended dose. Loriday tablets should improve your symptoms, but they may not be effective for everyone. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms have not improved after three days of taking Loratidine tablets.
Contraindication to Loriday includes patients with documented hypersensitivity to the drug or components of the formulation, with strong contraindication in paediatric patients under two due to its antihistamine properties, which may cause central nervous stimulation or seizures in young patients.
This medicine requires cautious use in asthmatics or patients with COPD due to its anticholinergic effects, which may cause worsening of the symptoms. Though Loratadine is generally non-sedating, patients who indulge in activities requiring concentration, such as driving a vehicle, or operating heavy machines, should be advised to use caution as it may cause some drowsiness.
Patients diagnosed with phenylketonuria should speak with a primary care doctor before receiving Loriday treatment. Patients with hepatic or renal insufficiency are advised to exercise caution as the liver metabolises Loratadine, and you may need a dose adjustment. Similarly, people with renal insufficiency or kidney failure should be cautious as such patients may have elevated levels of Loratadine in their system and require dose adjustment.
Though Loriday is a relatively safe and effective medicine for treating allergic rhinitis, its immediate side effects include dizziness, gastrointestinal problems (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea), and headaches. Loriday may also cause sedation and xerostomia. These effects occur due to the medicine’s anticholinergic effects.
Patients should avoid taking Loratadine with central nervous system depressants such as dextromethorphan, diphenhydramine, or pseudoephedrine, as it may cause dose-related sedation. There is no evidence for increased adverse effects when combing Loriday with oral contraceptives. If you get any side effects, speak to your doctor. This includes any adverse effects not listed in this medication guide.