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Who should not take loratadine?

You should not use loratadine if you are allergic to loratadine or to any inactive ingredients in this medication. Certain medical conditions and medications may interact adversely with loratadine. Medical conditions like phenylketonuria (PKU), pregnancy, asthma, breastfeeding, allergies and kidney or liver problems may increase your chance for adverse reactions. Additionally, the medication amiodarone may not react well with loratadine. If you are taking loratadine to treat a case of hives, you may experience side effects like swelling of the mouth and tongue, dizziness, difficulty swallowing or breathing, drooling, wheezing or loss of consciousness. If these occur, you should get emergency help immediately as this could be an allergic reaction called anaphylaxis, which often requires an epinephrine injection.

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