Clarinase is a medicine that contains two active substances loratadine (at a dose of 5 mg) and pseudoephedrine (at a dose of 120 mg). It belongs to a group of medicines called nasal decongestants for systemic use. Loratadine belongs to H1 antihistamines while pseudoephedrine belongs to a group of medicines known as decongestants. It is used to reduce symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) accompanied by nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include: runny nose, itchy nose, sneezing, watery, itchy eyes and nasal congestion.
How to use
Usual dose is one Clarinase tablet twice a day. Take your tablet with a glass of water during the meal.
It should be avoided in patients under the age of 12 and those above the age of 65.
It should usually not be taken for more than 10 consecutive days.