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Published: 6/2015

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
CLARITIN Reditabs 10mg
 Active ingredient:
Loratadine
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 12.5mm, thickness: 2.4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
face: C10, back: クラリチン, レディタブ10

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on mast cells to suppress allergic symptoms with inhibitory action on releasing chemical mediators such as histamine and leukotriene C4, and antagonistic action on histamine H1 receptors.
It is usually used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis, urticaria and itch accompanied with skin diseases such as eczema, dermatitis and pruritus.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For adults: In general, take 1 tablet (10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day, after meal. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms.
    For children aged 7 years or over: In general, take 1 tablet (10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day, after meal.
    In each case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • This medicine swiftly melts in mouth, so you can take it without water, however, swallow with saliva if not with water. Do not take the medicine without water when you are lying back.
  • Wet fingers will melt the tablet. Dry your hands/fingers when taking out the medicine from the sheet. Bend or separate the sheet along perforated line, and remove the backside film from the red mark. Since this medicine is soft and breakable in comparison to usual tablets, be sure to tear the backside film first and then push out the tablet with the ball of your finger when dosing. Take a whole tablet including fragments if the tablet is broken.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • If you are breastfeeding, avoid breastfeeding while taking this medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include sleepiness, malaise, abdominal pain, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, rash and constipation. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • skin and (especially lips and nails of limbs) turns bluish purple to dark purple, shortness of breath, dizziness on standing up, swelling of eyelids and/or mouth (lips) [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • (in patients who have a history of epileptic seizure) stiffness and tremor of muscle, consciousness disorder, loss of memory before the seizure [epilepsy]
  • muscle spasmodically contracting [convulsion]
  • malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and white of the eye [hepatic dysfunction, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature (1 to 30℃), away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.