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What is loratadine?

Loratadine is an antihistamine used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies like itchy nose and throat, watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose. Loratadine blocks histamine in the body, thereby lessening the effects of seasonal allergies. The brand names for loratadine are Alavert and Claritin.

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