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Are there any risks in taking loratadine?

Certain medical conditions and medications may increase your risk for complications associated with loratadine. You should not use loratadine if you are allergic to any of the active ingredients in this medication. Medical conditions like phenylketonuria (PKU), asthma and kidney or liver problems may increase your chance for adverse reactions or make these conditions worse. Be sure to check with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing before taking this medication. The safety of the use of this drug during pregnancy or nursing is not known. So, it is not recommended for use while pregnant or nursing. Additionally, the medication amiodarone may interact with loratadine.

Before taking this or any other medication, you should speak with your doctor about the chances of interactions between your medications and medical conditions. If you experience a severe allergic reaction with symptoms, such as swelling of the mouth and tongue, dizziness, difficulty swallowing or breathing, drooling, wheezing, or the person has a loss of consciousness, this is a medical emergency. Call 911.

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