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Allergic reaction

Does anyone else on here have a problem taking hayfever remedy Lorataine, i have found that when i take it my upper lip on one side or sometimes both, come up in blisters that look like cold sores, but their not, it also makes me feel very anxious, almost paranoid. it says on the leaflet that can cause swelling of the face, skin rashes, nervousness, tiredness, dizzy spells, and loads of other things, i dont get dizzy or the other things, just the blisters and the anxious feeling, but would like to know if im the only one that expriences these symptoms. Ive only just managed to put my finger on that it is when i take the Lorataine is the only time i get this reaction. I wondered if their was anyone or litrature on the drug that says you shouldnt take it if you are taking thyroxine. ? any help appreciated.

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On this excerpt it is recommended you contact pharmacist. I wouldn't take more at present until you sort this reaction out.

SIDE EFFECTS: This drug usually has no side effects. If you have any unusual effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking loratadine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to desloratadine; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history. Do not self-treat with this medication without consulting your doctor first if you have certain medical conditions such as: kidney disease, liver disease



I take Lorataine and I get that same rash! I get a little cut in the corner of my lip and it just doesn't seem to go away and it keeps getting infected. I'm already an anxious and tired person so I don't think I can say much on that but the rash thing is weird


Why not just try another anti-histamine? Loads on the market and most fairly cheap. You could check to see if ingredients different from Lorataine. Also see if anything is contra indicated I find a small amount of petroleum jelly rubbed inside nose around nostrils helps!


Loratadine doesn't like me either. It behaves with me like Beconase and DoDo tablets - big rush, no help with runny nose etc.

I use cetirizine - the 'other' generic hay fever remedy alongisde my NDT and T3 regime with no ill effects at all.


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