Pretadin: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects and Composition

Description and Composition of Pretadin

Pretadin contains as its active pharmaceutical ingredient, Loratadine. It also contains inactive ingredients called excipients in sufficient quantities. Pretadin is a potent, rapidly effective and long-acting non-sedative, histamine H, receptor antagonist, with anti-allergic properties

Indications or uses of Pretadin

Pretadin is indicated for:
  1. Seasonal allergic rhinitis
  2. Perennial allergic rhinitis
  3. Sneezing, rhinorrhoea & itching
  4. Ocular itching and burning
  5. Chronic urticaria and other allergic dermatologic disorders,

Dosage and Administration of Pretadin

Adults and children above 12 years of age:

10 mg (1 Loratadine tablet) once-a-day.

Children:

6 – 12 years : 10 mg (1 Loratadine tablet) once-a-day.
2-5 years: 5 mg (1/2 Loratadine tablet or 5 ml of 5 mg/ 5ml Loratadine syrup) once-a-day
Safety and efficacy of Loratadine in children below 2 years of age have not yet been established.

Contraindications of Pretadin

Loratadine is contraindicated in patients who have hypersensitivity or idiosyncrasy to its component

Use of Pretadin in Special Populations 

Neonates: The drug is not normally used in neonates.
Children: The safety and efficacy of Loratadine in children below 2 years of age have not yet been established

Pretadin Use in Pregnancy and Lactation 

Pretadin should be used only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to fetus or infant.

Drug Interactions with Pretadin

There are no reports of potentially hazardous interactions with other drugs. Psychomotor performance studies show that unlike other H, receptor antagonists, Loratadine does not potentiate the effect of alcohol when administered concomitantly with it.

Side Effects of Pretadin 

  • Rash,
  • hives,
  • itching,
  • swelling in some areas (like: eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, hands, arms, feet, ankles or lower legs),
  • hoarseness,
  • difficulty in breathing or swallowing, wheezing.

Precautions to take while taking Pretadin 

Precaution is needed in patients with kidney or liver diseases, people with certain allergies and women who are pregnant or breast feeding.

Pharmaceutical Precautions 

Keep in a dry place, below 30°C. Protect from light.

Commercial Pack

Pretadin tablet: Each box contains 100 tablets in 10×10’s blister strips. Each tablet contains Loratadine
USP 10 mg.
Manufactured by
BEXIMCO PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.
126. Kathaldia, Auchpara, Tongi, Gazipur, Bangladesh 3020006599130918
Pretadin is registered trademark of Beximco