Claritin is one of those medicines that can perform the function of a wonder drug and can fight against a number of diseases at once.

Claritin can fight against following conditions.

  1. Itchiness.
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Hay fever symptoms.
  4. Sneezing.
  5. Cough
  6. Skin Rashes
  7. Skin Hives

This makes Claritin a multi tasking drug. The question arises , what makes this drug so special?

The answer to this question is that this medicine actually belongs to a group of medicines that is known as the Anti Histamine class of drugs. The drugs that belong to this category help to fight against the allergies and are usually the best weapon of a doctor for sure.

In this article, we will have a look at the different important aspects of this medicine that will help you gain knowledge about this medicine.

We will also have a look at the different side effects as well as the Precautionary Measures that should be taken when you are using this medicine.

How Does It Work?

This medicine is actually an Anti histamine drug and as the name Suggests, it reduces the effects of Histamine which means that this drug is actually an anti allergic drug and it can help you fight against a number of allergies that can cause a lot of trouble for you.

How Is It Used?

This medicine can come in 3 forms.

  1. Single coated pill.
  2. Chewable Medicine.
  3. Liquid Form.

If you are using the single coated pill then you are advised to just swallow the pill at once and do not chew on it.

You can take the medicine with or without food whatever makes you comfortable.

If you are using the chewable form of the medicine then you need to firstly chew the medicine and then swallow it down by using the water.

If you are using the liquid form of the medicine then you should keep in mind to take the right amount of medicine and also not forget to stir up the medicine properly and then use it.

These are the different ways of using the different kinds of the same medicine.


The dosage of this medicine should always be decided by your doctor after having a detailed look at your medical condition.

Moreover, the dosage should always be followed as well and you should never overdose yourself. Usually it is recommended to use it once every day but still one should follow the advice of the doctor.

Side Effects

There aren’t a lot of side effects that are associated with this medicine but under some conditions following side effects may take place.

  1. Headache.
  2. Rashes.
  3. Allergy

If these side effects prevail then you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Precautionary Measures To Take

  1. Always make sure that you are not allergic to the active pharmaceutical ingredient of this medicine.
  2. Always tell your doctor if you are asthmatic as well.
  3. Never overdose yourself.
  4. Always follow the instructions of your doctor regarding the usage and dosage of Claritin.