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Clarinex Syrup is a prescription medication used to treat allergy symptoms such as itching, sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. It contains the active ingredient desloratadine, which is an antihistamine.
Desloratadine works by reducing the effects of histamine, a natural substance produced by the body in response to an allergy, such as runny nose, watery eyes, itchiness, and sneezing. By blocking the action of histamine, Clarinex helps to relieve allergy symptoms.
Use and Dosage
Clarinex Syrup should be taken with or without food, and the liquid doses should be measured carefully using the measuring device that comes with the medication. The medication is typically taken once a day and should be taken with or without food.
To use Clarinex Syrup (Desloratadine), follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider or as directed on the prescription label. Use a calibrated measuring dropper or syringe to measure the liquid doses carefully. Shake the bottle well before using. If you have any questions regarding the use of Clarinex Syrup, consult your healthcare provider for further guidance.
If you take Clarinex (desloratadine syrup) on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Many times, Clarinex (desloratadine syrup) is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take it more often than if told by the doctor.
Common Side Effects of Clarinex Syrup (Desloratadine):
- Dry mouth
- Menstrual pain
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
Serious Side Effects of Clarinex Syrup (Desloratadine):
- Difficulty breathing
- Feeling irritable
- Shortness of breath
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like: rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever
- Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Tightness in the chest or throat
- Trouble breathing
- Trouble swallowing or talking
- Unusual hoarseness
Forms and Strength
Clarinex Syrup (Desloratadine) is available in the following forms and strength:
Clarinex Syrup: Syrup
- Allergic reactions: Patients who are allergic to desloratadine, loratadine, or other antihistamines may experience allergic reactions to Clarinex Syrup.
- Medical conditions: Patients with certain medical conditions, such as kidney or liver disease, may require lower dosages or close monitoring while taking Clarinex Syrup.
- Drug interactions: Clarinex Syrup may interact with certain medications, including ketoconazole and erythromycin, and caution should be used when taking these medications together.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult their healthcare provider before taking Clarinex Syrup, as its effects on fetal development and lactation are not well understood.
- Age considerations: Clarinex Syrup may be less effective or cause more side effects in elderly patients, and caution should be used when prescribing the medication to this population.
- Driving and operating machinery: Clarinex Syrup may cause drowsiness or dizziness, which can impair a patient's ability to drive or operate machinery.
- Alcohol consumption: Patients should avoid consuming alcohol while taking Clarinex Syrup, as it can increase the risk of side effects and make the medication less effective.
- Overdose: Patients should avoid taking more than the recommended dosage of Clarinex Syrup, as it can lead to overdose symptoms such as drowsiness, confusion, and hallucinations.
- Storage: Clarinex Syrup should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture, and kept out of reach of children.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How should I take Clarinex Syrup?
Clarinex Syrup should be taken exactly as directed by your healthcare provider. It is typically taken once a day with or without food.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Clarinex Syrup?
If you miss a dose of Clarinex Syrup, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
Can Clarinex Syrup be taken by children?
Yes, Clarinex Syrup can be taken by children aged 6 months and older, but the dosage may differ based on their age and weight. Consult with a healthcare provider for specific guidance and recommendations.
It's important to purchase Clarinex Syrup from verified Canadian pharmacy.