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Non-Drowsy Claritin Hives Relief Tablets (Schering-Plough)

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    Active Ingredient:                           Purpose:

    (in each tablet)

    Loratadine 10 mg.............................Antihistamine


    · relieves itching due to hives (urticaria). This product will not prevent hives or an allergic skin reaction from occurring.


    Severe Allergy Warning:    Get emergency help immediately if you have hives along with any of the following symptoms:

    • trouble swallowing
    • swelling of tongue
    • trouble speaking
    • wheezing or problems breathing
    • dizziness or loss of consciousness
    • swelling in or around mouth
    • drooling

    These symptoms may be signs of anaphylactic shock. This condition can be life threatening if not treated by a health professional immediately . Symptoms of anaphylactic shock may occur when hives first appear or up to a few hours later.

    Not a Substitute for Epinephrine. If your doctor has prescribed an epinephrine injector for "anaphylaxis" or severe allergy symptoms that could occur with your hives, never use this product as a substitute for the epinephrine injector. If you have been prescribed an epinephrine injector, you should carry it with you at all times.

    Do not use

    • to prevent hives from any known cause such as:
      • foods
      • medicines
      • insect stings
      • latex or rubber gloves

      because this product will not stop hives from occurring. Avoiding the cause of your hives is the only way to prevent them. Hives can sometimes be serious. If you do not know the cause of your hives, see your doctor for a medical exam. Your doctor may be able to help you find a cause.
    • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product (loratadine) or any of its ingredients

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    • liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should determine if you need a different dose.
    • hives that are an unusual color, look bruised or blistered
    • hives that do not itch

    When using this product do not take more than directed. Taking more than directed may cause drowsiness.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • an allergic reaction to this product occurs. Get medical help right away.
    • symptoms don't improve after 3 days of treatment
    • the hives have lasted more than 6 weeks.

    If pregnant or breast-feeding , ask a health professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children . In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


    adults and children
    6 years and over
    1 tablet daily;
    not more than
    1 tablet in 24 hours
    consumers with liver
    or kidney disease
    ask a doctor

    Other Information:

    • safety sealed: do not use if individual blister unit imprinted with Claritin® is open or torn
    • Store between 20° to 25°C (68° to 77° F)
    • protect from excessive moisture.

    Inactive Ingredients:    corn starch, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate

    How Supplied:    Boxes of 10 tablets

    Questions or comments?

    1-800-CLARITIN (1-800-252-7484) or

    ©2003 Distributed by Schering-Plough HealthCare Products, Inc.

    Memphis, TN 38151 USA. All rights reserved. 26143-00

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