Allergy and Congestion Relief Loratadine, Pseudoephedrine

Get an overview of ALLERGY AND CONGESTION RELIEF (loratadine, pseudoephedrine tablet, extended release), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in Allergy and Congestion Relief can be sold under different names.

Refer to the “Also Known As” section to reference different products that include the same medication as Allergy and Congestion Relief.

Drug Basics

Brand Name: Allergy and Congestion Relief

Generic Name: LORATADINE, PSEUDOEPHEDRINE

Drug Type: HUMAN OTC DRUG

Route: ORAL

Dosage Form: TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE

Data Current As Of: 2018-10-06

active ingredients (in each tablet)

Loratadine 5 mg

Pseudoephedrine sulfate 120 mg

purpose

Antihistamine

Nasal decongestant

uses

  • temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies:
  • sneezing
  • itchy, watery eyes
  • runny nose
  • itching of the nose or throat
  • temporarily relieves nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies
  • reduces swelling of nasal passages
  • temporarily relieves sinus congestion and pressure
  • temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose

warnings

do not use

  • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients
  • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

ask a doctor before use if you have

when using this product

do not take more than directed. Taking more than directed may cause drowsiness.

stop use & ask a doctor if

  • an allergic reaction to this product occurs. Seek medical help right away.
  • symptoms do not improve within 7 days or are accompanied by a fever
  • nervousness, dizziness or sleeplessness occurs

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. (1-800-222-1222)

directions

  • do not divide, crush, chew or dissolve the tablet

adults and children 12 years and over

1 tablet every 12 hours; not more than 2 tablets in 24 hours

children under 12 years of age

ask a doctor

consumers with liver or

kidney disease

ask a doctor

other information

  • each tablet contains: calcium 25 mg
  • do not use if blister unit is broken or torn
  • store between 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F)
  • keep in a dry place

inactive ingredients

croscarmellose sodium, dibasic calcium phosphate, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, pharmaceutical ink, povidone, titanium dioxide

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