Loratadine tablets, also known by their brand name Clarityn are a non-drowsy antihistamine that provides relief of allergy symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes, runny or blocked nose, sneezing and itchy skin reactions.

Please note, we buy many different brands of Loratadine Allergy Tablets so the product may vary from the picture shown.

What are the symptoms of hay fever?

Symptoms of hay fever include:

  • Sneezing and coughing.
  • A runny or blocked nose.
  • Itchy, red or watery eyes.
  • Itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears.
  • Loss of smell.
  • Pain around your temples and forehead.
  • Headache.
  • Earache.
  • Feeling tired.

How quickly does Loratadine work?

Loratadine 10mg Tablets take around 1 – 3 hours to start working, so are best suited to daily use, preventing allergies like hay fever. However, whilst they may take a little time to start working, they can also be used to treat mild allergies as well.

Top tip:

For those of us unfortunate enough to be found delicious by mosquitoes and biting insects, taking a once a day antihistamine like this allergy medicine, it can help to stop the itching caused by these bites.

Can Loratadine be used during Pregnancy or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant, it is advised that you speak with your doctor before taking this medicine.

If you are breastfeeding, DO NOT use this medicine as this treatment passes into the mother’s milk.

Direction for use

Adults and children over the age of 12: One tablet once daily.

Who is it not suitable for?

Do not take Loratadine if:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients listed below.
  • Do not give to children who weigh less than 30kg.


Loratadine 10mg

Side effects

Like all medicines, Loratadine does have side effects. However, not everyone will experience them.

If you experience any of the following side effects stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor.

  • Skin rash or eruptions (including inside the mouth)
  • Itching.
  • Swelling of the face, tongue, lips, hands, or feet.
  • Breathing difficulty.


Keep out of sight and reach of children.

Talk to your doctor if you have severe liver problems.

Always read the patient information leaflet before using this medicine.

Useful information

This product is a medicine, and the sales are monitored to ensure the safety of our customers. From time to time we may impose limits on the amounts you may purchase and apply restrictions to the frequency of orders.

For helpful advice please read Our Policies in the footer of the site to understand more.

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children and below 25c in a dry place away from direct sunlight.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product and if you have any questions please contact one of our pharmacist for more information.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

Product images: whilst we try to keep out product images up to date we may, particularly for non-branded products ship the same medicine but in different packaging. If you have any questions about this policy please get in touch.


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