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Desloratadine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 03, 2019

Desloratadine is used to relieve hay fever and allergy symptoms, including sneezing; runny nose; and red, itchy, tearing eyes. It is also used to treat hives. Desloratadine is in a class of medications called antihistamines.Also used to treat skin hives and itching in people with chronic skin reactions.It works by blocking histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms.

Side effects: Dry mouth, sore throat, cough, muscle pain, drowsiness, tired feeling, diarrhea, headache.

Serious side effects may include: Uneven heartbeat, fever, seizure(convulsions), jaundice(yellowing of the skin or eyes), flu symptoms.

Precautions: Before taking this medication inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to desloratadine or any other medications.Also inform about the prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements and herbal products you are taking

This medication should be avoided during pregnancy or you are plan to become pregnant.Also this medication may pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby.Do not use this medication without consulting your doctor if you are breast feeding a baby.If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Desloratadine may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Desloratadine may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Desloratadine is probably safe to use during lactation. \nLimited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Desloratadine may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Desloratadine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Desloratadine may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Desloratadine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Desloratadine may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Desloratadine as ingredient

This medication works by competitively binding at histamine H1 receptors in the large blood vessels, bronchial smooth muscles, gastrointestinal tract, and uterus. This competitively inhibits endogenous histamine, which leads to a reduction of allergic symptoms.

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