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Clarinex generically known as desloratadine is a prescription medicine that is used to treat allergy symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and itching. Clarinex belongs to a class of drugs called Antihistamines, 2nd Generation. It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.
Desloratadine can be is indicated for the relief of the nasal and non-nasal symptoms of perennial allergic rhinitis in patients 6 months of age and older. It can be taken alone or in combination with other medications. It is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of the natural chemical histamine in the body.
Uses and Dosage
Clarinex (Desloratadine) comes in the form of tablet to take by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. To use Clarinex, follow the dosing instructions provided by your healthcare provider or as directed on the label.
The typical recommended dose for adults and children 12 years and older is one tablet (5mg) by mouth once daily. For children ages 6 to 11 years old, the dose may be 2.5mg once daily.
Common Side Effects of Clarinex (Desloratadine):
Serious Side Effects of Clarinex (Desloratadine):
- Changes to menstrual bleeding
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle aches
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Tired feeling
Form and Strength
Clarinex (Desloratadine) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 5 mg
- 5 mg
- You should not take Clarinex if you are allergic to desloratadine or any of the ingredients in Clarinex.
- You should also consult with your healthcare provider if you have kidney or liver problems, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Clarinex may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. Patients should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until they know how the medication affects them.
- Clarinex may interact with other medications, including ketoconazole, erythromycin, and cimetidine. Patients should inform their healthcare provider of any medications they are taking before starting Clarinex.
- Patients with a history of kidney or liver disease should use Clarinex with caution and may require a lower dose.
- Clarinex may interact with alcohol, causing additional drowsiness or other symptoms.
- Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult with their healthcare provider before taking Clarinex.
- Clarinex should not be given to children under the age of 6 without first consulting with a healthcare provider.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Clarinex (desloratadine) to work?
Clarinex (desloratadine) starts working in about 1 hour. You can expect to feel the full effects about 3 hours after your dose.
How long does Clarinex (desloratadine) work for?
Clarinex (desloratadine) keeps working for about 24 hours, so you only need to take it once a day.
Can I take Clarinex if I have kidney or liver disease?
Patients with a history of kidney or liver disease should use Clarinex with caution and may require a lower dose.
Can I take Clarinex with other medications?
Clarinex may interact with other medications, including ketoconazole, erythromycin, and cimetidine. Patients should inform their healthcare provider of any medications they are taking before starting Clarinex.
Can pregnant or breastfeeding women take Clarinex?
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult with their healthcare provider before taking Clarinex.
It's important to purchase Clarinex from verified Canadian pharmacy.