Can I take aspirin and loratadine together? Is there an interaction? Does Loratadine contain aspirin?
Loratadine is a second generation antihistamine or allergy medication and is sold under the brand name Claritin. The medication blocks the effect of histamine in the body and that reduces the symptoms of allergies. Loratadine does not contain aspirin. The most common side effects are headache and drowsiness, however, the vast majority of people tolerate the medication very well and do not experience any major side effects.
Aspirin is a medication is a family called salicylates. It has many effects in the body including: pain reduction, reduced inflammation, fever reduction and blood thinning effect. Short term use of aspirin typically has few side effects but can cause stomach upset and nausea, ringing in the ears and bleeding. If you plan to use aspirin on a daily basis it is best to discuss with your health care provider about the benefits and potential risks.
There is no major interaction between loratadine and aspirin. If you can tolerate the medications alone, it is unlikely you’d have any issues using both.
As always, if you are unsure if you should use any medications, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. They can help you determine the appropriate medications for you.