(loratadine) is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural
chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of
sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.
Claritin is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other cold or allergy symptoms.
Claritin is also used to treat skin hives and itching in people with chronic skin reactions.