A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Claritin in an OTC antihistamine for allergy relief of seasonal allergies (hay fever) as well as reactions caused by other allergies. The active ingredient in this allergy medication – Loratadine – works to block histamines from causing itchy eyes, sneezing, throat and sinus irritation, and runny nose and congestion. Tablets usually begin to start to provide relief from allergies within 20 minutes of taking the medication, and some users may need to take Claritin more than once a day. Claritin has no Loratadine side effects and for most people it does not make them drowsy or any other negative experience
As an OTC antihistamine you can buy Loratadine 10mg without a prescription, and your best price for Claritin will be when you order medication online from Canada Pharmacy.
Take 1 Loratadine 10mg tablet once or twice a day as need for allergy relief.
The active ingredient in Claritin is Loratadine.
Speak with your doctor before starting on Claritin if you have a history of liver disease.
Do not exceed dosage regulations indicated on packaging.
Be aware of expiry date.
There are no established drug interaction risks between Claritin and Rx medications or other OTC products. If you are taking any other medication that makes you drowsy it may be a good idea to discuss antihistamine use with your doctor before proceeding to buy Loratadine 10mg.
There are no major Loratadine side effects, but some people may feel drowsy. If you have concerns about Loratadine side effects most pharmacists can discuss further with you.