SALT INFORMATIONDesloratidine(5 mg)
Desloratadine is used for treatment of symptoms of allergy including sneezing, runny and itchy nose, nasal congestion and eye irritation and raised red itchy skin.
How it works
Desloratadine belongs to the group of medicines called H1 antihistamines. It acts by blocking a natural substance called histamine that your body produces during an allergic reaction.
Common side effects
Very rare: hallucinations, itching of skin, raised, unable to sleep, breathlessness, abdominal pain, , swelling of eyes and lips, dizziness, sleepiness, rash, itchy skin rash., fits, and pale red, palpitations, increased heart rate
Do not start or continue the desloratadine tablets:
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to desloratadine or any of the other ingredients of desloratadine tablet.
- If you have kidney or liver problem.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 2 years old without the advice of a doctor.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is desloratadine safe in pregnancy?
No, it is not safe during pregnancy. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is desloratadine the same as loratadine/Clarinex?
Desloratadine is an active metabolite of loratadine and Clarinex is a trade name of product containing drug desloratadine.
Q. Is desloratadine better than loratadine?
Desloratadine is highly selective H1 antihistaminic and more potent than loratadine. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is desloratadine over the counter?
No, it is available with doctor’s prescription only.
Q. Is desloratadine anticholinergic/decongestant/steroid/antihistamine?
Desloratadine is antihistaminic drug and may have anticholinergic properties and it is not decongestant/steroid.
Q. Does desloratadine cause drowsiness/weight gain/keep you awake/raise blood pressure?
Desloratadine causing these side effects is very rare. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
Q. What does desloratadine treat?
Desloratadine is used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and urticaria. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use.