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    Desloratadine

    Information about Desloratadine

    Desloratadine uses

    Desloratadine is used in the treatment of allergy symptoms.

    How desloratadine works

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

    Common side effects of desloratadine

    Sleepiness

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    Expert advice for Desloratadine

    • Desloratadine may be taken with or without food
    • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
    • Do not drive or operate machinery during desloratadine therapy as it may cause dizziness.
    • Do not give to patients allergic to desloratadine, loratadine or any of its ingredients.
    • Do not give to Children less than 2 years.

    Frequently asked questions for Desloratadine

    Desloratadine

    Q. Is desloratadine a steroid/ decongestant/ an antihistamine?

    Desloratadine belongs to class of drugs called antihistamines. It is not a decongestant or a steroid

    Q. Does desloratadine cause drowsiness/ weight gain/ high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure?

    Desloratadine is not known to cause drowsiness/ weight gain/ high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

    Q. Is desloratadine the same as loratadine/ Is desloratadine better than loratadine?

    Desloratadine is the major metabolite of loratadine and the two drugs are similar in safety and effectiveness

    Q. Is desloratadine over the counter?

    Desloratadine is not an over the counter medicine. It is sold only upon a prescription by a registered medical practitioner

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 March, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)