July 10, 2006
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Loratadine is a nonsedating antihistamine important during the high pollen days of spring. It is a histamine H1-receptor antagonist.

MOTW update: 
June 24, 2019

Loratadine is a venerable nonsedating antihistamine that is widely used to combat environmental allergens. Recently, Heather B. Miller, Meghan S. Blackledge, and colleagues at High Point University (NC) discovered that loratadine causes some otherwise antibiotic-resistant bacteria (e.g., Staphylococcus epidermidis and S. aureus) to become susceptible to β-lactam antibiotics and vancomycin (the September 5, 2016 MOTW). 

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