Ch 22: Understanding & Administering Loratadine

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Study the drug loratadine with this collection of bite-sized pharmacology lessons. The chapter is taught by expert instructors, and you can access it whenever you need to get ready for an exam, finish a homework assignment or bring up your grades.

Understanding & Administering Loratadine - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive pharmacology chapter is designed to improve your understanding of loratadine and its proper administration. Using a simplified and engaging teaching style, our instructors present information regarding this drug's uses, class, half life, side effects, withdrawal symptoms and much more. The chapter is entirely self-paced, and each lesson comes with a short self-assessment quiz. Be sure to take the chapter exam, and if you have any questions, you can submit them to our instructors online at any time. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Assess loratadine's uses and drug class
  • Describe the mechanism of action and half life of loratadine
  • Evaluate loratadine's pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, interactions and contraindications
  • Recognize the side effects, withdrawal symptoms and proper dosages of loratadine
  • Compare loratadine to cetirizine, cetirizine hydrochloride, desloratadine, fexofenadine, diphenhydramine and chlorpheniramine

11 Lessons in Chapter 22: Understanding & Administering Loratadine
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What is Loratadine? - Definition, Uses & Drug Class

1. What is Loratadine? - Definition, Uses & Drug Class

In this lesson, we will learn the definition of loratadine, review reasons for which it is taken, and discuss possible side effects. We will also examine the class of drug it belongs to.

Loratadine: Mechanism of Action & Half Life

2. Loratadine: Mechanism of Action & Half Life

Loratadine is an allergy medication that is commonly used by many people. In this lesson, you will learn how loratadine works and how quickly it is eliminated from your body.

Loratadine: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics

3. Loratadine: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics

Wouldn't it be nice to know exactly how a medication does what it does? In this lesson, we will explore the medication loratadine and how it moves throughout the body to give us the relief we desire.

Loratadine: Interactions & Contraindications

4. Loratadine: Interactions & Contraindications

In this lesson, you will learn about loratadine. Then you'll learn about its contraindications and a few example drug interactions that any nurse should be aware of.

Loratadine: Side Effects, Dosage & Withdrawal Symptoms

5. Loratadine: Side Effects, Dosage & Withdrawal Symptoms

Loratadine is an antihistamine medication. It is used to treat allergy and cold symptoms. This lesson will discuss the side effects, dosage, and withdrawal symptoms of loratadine.

Loratadine vs. Cetirizine

6. Loratadine vs. Cetirizine

There are many different allergy medications on the market. In this lesson, we will learn about two very common allergy medications- loratadine and cetirizine. We will compare how they are alike and how they are different.

Cetirizine Hydrochloride vs. Loratadine

7. Cetirizine Hydrochloride vs. Loratadine

Cetirizine and loratadine are second-generation antihistamines used to treat seasonal allergies and recurrent hives. Though both medications are quite similar, they do have some important differences.

Desloratadine vs. Loratadine

8. Desloratadine vs. Loratadine

This lesson compares and contrasts desloratadine vs. loratadine. You'll learn that they are quite similar in many respects but, despite this, still have numerous important differences.

Fexofenadine vs. Loratadine

9. Fexofenadine vs. Loratadine

There are a lot of different medication names and options to consider when you're looking for an allergy medication. In this lesson, we'll compare and contrast two very common antihistamines: fexofenadine and loratadine.

Diphenhydramine vs. Loratadine

10. Diphenhydramine vs. Loratadine

What makes diphenhydramine different than loratadine? In this lesson, we will learn about these two medications, how they are similar and how they are different.

Loratadine vs. Chlorpheniramine

11. Loratadine vs. Chlorpheniramine

This lesson is going to summarize many of the differences and similarities between loratadine and chlorpheniramine. You'll learn what they're used for and when they should and shouldn't be used.

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