What is Desloratadine?
Desloratadine belongs to a class of drugs called antihistamines. These drugs inhibit the histamine, one of the mediators of allergic reactions and reduce the associated symptoms, e.g., hives, running nose, itchy eyes, sneezing etc. These 5mg tablets also work well for chronic allergies.
How does it work?
The body releases a chemical called histamine in response to allergic reactions. Desloratadine inhibits this chemical and reduces the symptoms associated with allergic reactions.
Is Disloratadine suitable for me?
It is suitable for men and women who show acute or chronic allergy symptoms. It is, however, not to be used if you are allergic to the drug or the excipients used in the tablets.
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All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur. Common side effects are;
Only a fraction of users experience these side effects. Some serious but rare side effects are;
Stop using it immediately in case of signs of allergic reactions, e.g., swellings, hives, breathing difficulties etc.
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The commonly used dosage guidelines for Desloratadine tablets.
- The recommended dose for adults and children above 12 is one 5mg tablet once daily. It may be taken daily with or without food.
- For children under 12 years, the 5mg tablets shouldn't be used, and a syrup form is more suitable, providing 2.5mg/5ml for 5-11 years and 1.25mg/2.5 ml for children less than 5 years.
It is not recommended to be used in children less than 2 years of age. However, follow the instructions of the Doctor about dosage.
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Can Desloratadine make me sleepy?
Desloratadine is a specific antihistamine that doesn't cause sleepiness at recommended doses. However, driving or working on machinery is still not recommended until it is eliminated from the body.
Is Claritin the same as Desloratadine?
Claritin has loratadine as an active drug. Loratadine is the precursor of Desloratadine and is less potent than it.
Do these tablets have any steroids in them?
No. The tablets are free from steroids and can be safely used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What is the best time to take Desloratadine?
The timing should be adjusted to the worsening of the signs and symptoms. Its effects last for at least 24 hours.
How quickly do the Desloratadine tablets work?
Desloratadine starts working immediately, and the effects can be noted within 75 minutes. However, its effects last only for 24 hours.
How strong is Desloratadine?
Desloratadine is the biologically active metabolite of loratadine and is significantly more potent than it.
Can Desloratadine raise my blood pressure?
One of the side effects of Desloratadine is increased heart rate and blood pressure. These effects are due to the decongestants present in the tablets.
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