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Alaspan (Loratadine) Drug Price and Information

Loratadine (Alaspan) is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic conditions. It blocks histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.

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Alaspan  Tablet

Generic : Loratadine
10 Tablets
Price Updated on Apr 19, 2023
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Drug information on Alaspan (Loratadine) from Bayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team

Medical condition(s) for which Alaspan may be prescribed


Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Po- Adults: 10 mg daily as a single dose.
Children: <30kg- 5 mg once a day; > 30 kg: 10 mg once a day.

Side effects of Alaspan

Most Common : Fatigue, giddiness, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, nausea and drowsiness.

Metabolic : Increased tears, salivation, flushing, impotence, increased sweating and thirst.

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.


When Should Alaspan not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in pregnant women, newborns.


Warnings and Precautions for 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.

Other Precautions for Alaspan

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Alaspan

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

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Q: Can Alaspan cause heart problems?

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

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Q: What are the available dosage forms of Alaspan?

A: Alaspan is available as an oral solution, a tablet, or a rapidly disintegrating tablet and is usually taken once a day with or without food (3 Trusted Source

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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

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Q: What happens if alcohol is taken with Alaspan?

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/ )
  • 3. Loratadine - (https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a697038.html )
  • 4. A review of antihistamines used during pregnancy - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3356948/ )
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