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Wal-itin

Generic Name: loratadine (lor AT a deen)
Brand Name: Alavert, Claritin, Claritin Reditab, Clear-Atadine, Dimetapp ND, ohm Allergy Relief, QlearQuil All Day & Night, Tavist ND, Wal-itin
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Drug Information:
Wal-itin is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. Wal-itin is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other cold or allergy symptoms. Wal-itin is also used to treat skin hives and itching in people with chronic skin reactions. Wal-itin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. Learn more

Wal-itin Side Effects

Wal-itin Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about loratadine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Wal-itin.

For the Consumer

Applies to loratadine: oral fixed-combination tablets, oral orally disintegrating tablets, oral solution, oral tablets

Side effects include:

Children 2–5 years of age receiving oral solution: Diarrhea, epistaxis, pharyngitis, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, stomatitis, tooth disorder, earache, viral infection, rash.

Children 6–12 years of age receiving oral solution: Nervousness, wheezing, fatigue, hyperkinesia, abdominal pain, conjunctivitis, dysphonia, upper respiratory tract infection.

Adults and children ≥12 years of age receiving conventional or orally disintegrating tablets: Headache, somnolence, fatigue, dry mouth.

Fixed combination loratadine (the active ingredient contained in Wal-itin) pseudoephedrine sulfate preparations: Insomnia, dry mouth, headache, somnolence, nervousness, dizziness, fatigue.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to loratadine: oral capsule, oral syrup, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral tablet disintegrating

General

The most commonly reported side effects included headache, somnolence nervousness, and fatigue.

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (up to 12%)

Common (1% to 10%): Sedation/somnolence

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Dizziness, convulsion

Frequency not reported: Syncope, paresthesia

Psychiatric

Common (1% to 10%): Nervousness

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Insomnia

Frequency not reported: Depression, paroniria

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue

Frequency not reported: Fever, viral infection, tinnitus, malaise

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Dry mouth

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Nausea, gastritis

Frequency not reported: Dyspepsia, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal/gastric pain, altered taste, increased saliva

Metabolic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased appetite

Dermatologic

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Angioedema, rash, alopecia

Frequency not reported: Pruritus, rash on face

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported: Increased frequency of urination, urine discoloration, menstruation delay

Cardiovascular

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Tachycardia, palpitation

Frequency not reported: Hypertension, hypotension, chest pain

Hypersensitivity

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hypersensitivity reactions, anaphylaxis

Hepatic

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Abnormal hepatic function

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Epistaxis, nasal dryness, pharyngitis, coughing

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Myalgia

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Wal-itin