Lorinex Dosage

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Dosage of Lorinex in details

The dose of a drug and dosage of the drug are two different terminologies. Dose is defined as the quantity or amount of medicine given by the doctor or taken by the patient at a given period. Dosage is the regimen prescribed by the doctor about how many days and how many times per day the drug is to be taken in specified dose by the patient. The dose is expressed in mg for tablets or gm, micro gm sometimes, ml for syrups or drops for kids syrups. The dose is not fixed for a drug for all conditions, and it changes according to the condition or a disease. It also changes on the age of the patient.
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Lorinex Tablets or

Oral Solution may be taken without regard to meals.

The age-appropriate dose of Lorinex

Oral Solution should be administered with a commercially available measuring dropper or syringe that is calibrated to deliver 2 mL and 2.5 mL (½ teaspoon).

Adults And Adolescents 12 Years Of Age And Over

The recommended dose of Lorinex Tablets is one 5-mg tablet once daily. The recommended dose of Lorinex

Oral Solution is 2 teaspoonfuls (5 mg in 10 mL) once daily.

Children 6 To 11 Years Of Age

The recommended dose of Lorinex

Oral Solution is 1 teaspoonful (2.5 mg in 5 mL) once daily.

Children 12 Months To 5 Years Of Age

The recommended dose of Lorinex

Oral Solution is ½ teaspoonful (1.25 mg in 2.5 mL) once daily.

Children 6 To 11 Months Of Age

The recommended dose of Lorinex

Oral Solution is 2 mL (1 mg) once daily.

Adults With Hepatic Or Renal Impairment

In adult patients with liver or renal impairment, a starting dose of one 5-mg tablet every other day is recommended based on pharmacokinetic data. Dosing recommendation for children with liver or renal impairment cannot be made due to lack of data.

How supplied

Dosage Forms And Strengths

Lorinex Tablets are light blue, film-coated tablets embossed with “C5” containing 5 mg Lorinex.

Lorinex

Oral Solution is a clear orange-colored liquid containing 0.5 mg Lorinex/1 mL.

Storage And Handling

Lorinex Tablets: Embossed “C5”, light blue, film-coated tablets that are packaged in high-density polyethylene plastic bottles of 100 (NDC 0085-1264-01) and 500 (NDC 0085-1264-02).

Lorinex

Oral Solution:

Clear orange-colored liquid containing 0.5 mg/1 mL Lorinex in a 16-ounce Amber glass bottle (NDC 0085-1334-01) and a 4-ounce Amber glass bottle (NDC 0085-1334-02).

Storage
  • Lorinex Tablets: Protect Unit-of-Use packaging and Unit-Dose Hospital Pack from excessive moisture. Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F). Heat Sensitive. Avoid exposure at or above 30°C (86°F).
  • Lorinex

    Oral Solution:

    Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F). Protect from light.

Manufactured by: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, USA. Manufactured by: Schering-Plough Canada, Inc., Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada. Manufactured for: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, USA. Revised: Nov 2013

What other drugs will affect Lorinex?

There may be other drugs that can interact with Lorinex. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Lorinex interactions

Interactions are the effects that happen when the drug is taken along with the food or when taken with other medications. Suppose if you are taking a drug Lorinex, it may have interactions with specific foods and specific medications. It will not interact with all foods and medications. The interactions vary from drug to drug. You need to be aware of interactions of the medicine you take. Most medications may interact with alcohol, tobacco, so be cautious.
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Inhibitors Of Cytochrome P450 3A4

In controlled clinical studies co-administration of Lorinex with ketoconazole, erythromycin, or azithromycin resulted in increased plasma concentrations of Lorinex and 3 hydroxydesloratadine, but there were no clinically relevant changes in the safety profile of Lorinex.

Fluoxetine

In controlled clinical studies co-administration of Lorinex with fluoxetine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), resulted in increased plasma concentrations of Lorinex and 3 hydroxydesloratadine, but there were no clinically relevant changes in the safety profile of Lorinex.

Cimetidine

In controlled clinical studies co-administration of Lorinex with cimetidine, a histamine H2-receptor antagonist, resulted in increased plasma concentrations of Lorinex and 3 hydroxydesloratadine, but there were no clinically relevant changes in the safety profile of Lorinex.

Drug Abuse And Dependence

There is no information to indicate that abuse or dependency occurs with Lorinex Tablets.


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References

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Reviews

The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Lorinex are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Lorinex. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

1 consumer reported frequency of use

How frequently do I need to take Lorinex?
It was reported by ndrugs.com website users that Lorinex should ideally be taken Once in a day as the most common frequency of the Lorinex. You should you adhere strictly to the instructions and guidelines provided by your doctor on how frequently this Lorinex should be taken. Get another patient's view on how frequent the capsule should be used by clicking here.
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Once in a day1
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