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Des-OD 5mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Des-OD 5mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used in the treatment of various allergic conditions. It relieves symptoms like itching, swelling and rashes.

Des-OD 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. The dose may vary depending on what you are taking it for. Take it as it has been prescribed by your doctor. You may need this medicine only on days you have symptoms, or you may need to take it every day to prevent symptoms from happening. If you stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back. This medicine is generally very safe.

Dizziness may occur in some cases. This is usually mild and goes away after a couple of days as your body adjusts. Consult your doctor if it persists or worry you.  Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys or with your heart as antihistamines can cause your heart to beat faster.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Des-OD Tablet

Benefits of Des-OD Tablet

In Allergic conditions

Des-OD 5mg Tablet provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It can also give relief from allergic reactions after insect bites and symptoms of hives and eczema such as rash, swelling, itching, and irritation. This will improve the appearance of your skin and you may find that your mood and self-confidence improve as well. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. Moreover, Des-OD 5mg Tablet may make you feel less sleepy as compared to other antihistamine medicines. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Des-OD Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Des-OD

  • Sleepiness

How to use Des-OD Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Des-OD 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Des-OD Tablet works

Des-OD 5mg Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Des-OD 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Des-OD 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Des-OD 5mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Because of its low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Des-OD 5mg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Des-OD 5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Des-OD 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Des-OD 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Des-OD 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Des-OD 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Des-OD Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Des-OD 5mg Tablet, 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 schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Des-OD 5mg Tablet to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
  • As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Des-OD 5mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Piperidine Derivate
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Des-OD with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fosup, Artepitant, Fosaran
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zuvair
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
MODERATE

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FAQs

Q. What is Des-OD 5mg Tablet used for?

Des-OD 5mg Tablet is used for the treatment of allergic conditions causing runny nose, redness and watering of eyes, sneezing and allergic reactions to medicines and food.

Q. What should I know before using Des-OD 5mg Tablet?

Before using Des-OD 5mg Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to Des-OD 5mg Tablet or any of its ingredients to avoid any allergic reactions. Let your doctor know if you have, or have had any problems with your eyes. Inform your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding to prevent any harmful effects on the baby.

Q. Is Des-OD 5mg Tablet safe?

Des-OD 5mg Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How does Des-OD 5mg Tablet work?

Des-OD 5mg Tablet works by blocking the release of a naturally occurring substance in our body known as histamine, that is responsible for producing symptoms of allergies such as runny nose, sneezing and red or watery eyes.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Des-OD 5mg Tablet?

If you have missed a dose of Des-OD 5mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Des-OD 5mg Tablet effective?

Des-OD 5mg Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Des-OD 5mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

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