Body as a Whole : Swelling in the extremities, weakness, back pain, blurred vision, chest pain, earache, eye pain, fever, leg cramps, uneasiness, rigors, ringing in the ear and weight gain.
Heart : High/low blood pressure, palpitations, fast heart rate and fainting.
Central Nervous System : Increased muscle tone, tingling, tremor and unsteadiness.
Gastrointestinal : Altered taste, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, flatulence, hiccups, increased appetite, loose stools and vomiting.
Musculoskeletal : Joint/muscle pain.
Psychiatric : Agitation, memory loss, confusion, decreased sexual drive, depression, impaired concentration, sleeplessness and irritability.
Reproductive : Breast pain, painful menstruation and vaginal inflammation.
Respiratory System : Asthma, coughing, difficulty in breathing, bloodstained sputum, nasal dryness, inflammation of sinus and sneezing.
How to use Alaspan?
It comes as a tablet, syrup, and suspension to take by mouth with or without food.
In which conditions should Alaspan be avoided?
Contraindicated in pregnant women, newborns.
What are the Precautions needed with Alaspan
Caution should be exercised in patients with liver or kidney disease, and epilepsy.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Are there any additional Precautions?
Avoid excess dosage.
At What Temperature Should it be Stored?
Store between 2° and 25°C.
Alaspan(Loratadine) : Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How quickly does Alaspan work?
A: Alaspan starts working within an hour of administration. The maximum benefit of this medication is seen within 6 hours and the effect lasts for 24 hours (1✔✔Trusted Source Loratadine: a nonsedating antihistamine with once-daily dosing
A: Alaspan may cause irregular heartbeat and palpitations, especially in patients with heart disease. It is advisable to inform your doctor if you have heart disease before taking this medication (2✔✔Trusted Source Cardiovascular safety of second-generation antihistamines
Q: How should Alaspan rapidly disintegrating tablet be taken?
A: Before taking the rapidly disintegrating tablet, remove the tablet from the blister package without breaking it. The tablet should not be pushed through the foil. Place the tablet on your tongue and immediately close your mouth. The tablet can be taken with or without water and will dissolve quickly (3✔✔Trusted Source Loratadine
A: It is better to avoid alcohol while taking Alaspan, as it may cause side effects like drowsiness and dizziness and increase the risk of an alcohol overdose (4✔✔Trusted Source A review of antihistamines used during pregnancy
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1. Loratadine: a nonsedating antihistamine with once-daily dosing - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2525847/ )
2. Cardiovascular safety of second-generation antihistamines - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10392245/ )
4. A review of antihistamines used during pregnancy - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3356948/ )
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