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Do you need a prescription for loratadine?

Yes, loratadine is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is loratadine without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase loratadine, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for loratadine in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a loratadine savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your loratadine with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a loratadine coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide loratadine coupons or FREE loratadine samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for loratadine in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much loratadine?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using loratadine. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much loratadine. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic loratadine?

Generic loratadine refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of loratadine

Loratadine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of allergies and allergic rhinitis.

Active ingredient of loratadine

The active ingredient of loratadine is loratadine.

US brand name of loratadine and manufacturer

Loratadine is available in the US under various brand names, including Claritin, Claritin-D and Alavert. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.

UK brand name of loratadine and manufacturer

In the UK, loratadine is available under various brand names, including Clarityn and LloydsPharmacy Allergy Relief. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.

Prescription requirement for loratadine

Loratadine is available over-the-counter in both the US and the UK, and no prescription is required.

Availability of loratadine in the UK with NHS prescription

Loratadine is available in the UK with an NHS prescription or without an NHS prescription as an over-the-counter medication.

Conditions treated by loratadine

Loratadine is used for the relief of symptoms associated with allergic conditions, including hay fever (allergic rhinitis), itchy eyes, sneezing, a runny nose and hives (urticaria). Loratadine is not used to treat a serious allergic reaction such as anaphylaxis.

How does loratadine work?

Loratadine belongs to a class of medications called non-drowsy antihistamines. It works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergy symptoms. By blocking histamine, Loratadine helps alleviate symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, and watery eyes.

Forms of loratadine available

Loratadine is available as 10mg tablets, orally disintegrating tablets, and in liquid form.

Dosage of loratadine

The dose of loratadine may vary depending on the individual’s age, weight, and specific condition. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider or follow the directions on the product label.

Directions for loratadine use

Loratadine tablets or liquid should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider or as instructed on the product label. It is usually taken orally, with or without food.

Warnings and precautions for loratadine

  • Loratadine may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication
  • Loratadine may cause drowsiness in some individuals. It is important to use caution when operating machinery or driving until you know how the medication affects you
  • Speak to your doctor before starting treatment if you have ever had asthma, or kidney or liver disease

Use of loratadine if pregnant or planning pregnancy

The use of loratadine during pregnancy or should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It is generally considered safe for use during pregnancy, but individual circumstances may vary.
Loratadine passes into breast milk. It is not likely however to harm the baby. Speak to your doctor before breastfeeding.

Interactions with other drugs

Loperamide may have drug interactions with certain medications. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medication, vitamins, and herbal supplements, to avoid potential interactions.

Possible side effects of loratadine

In clinical trials, common side effects of loratadine included headache, dry mouth, drowsiness, and gastrointestinal disturbances.

Serious adverse effects are rare but can occur. Symptoms can include swelling of the tongue, mouth, or throat, which can cause trouble breathing. Promptly report any concerning symptoms to a healthcare provider.

Similar drugs to loratadine

Other non-sedating antihistamines, such as cetirizine, desloratadine, and fexofenadine, may be used as alternatives for the treatment of allergies.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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