Information about Desloratadine

Desloratadine Uses

Desloratadine is used in the treatment of allergic conditions.

How Desloratadine works

Desloratadine 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.

Common side effects of Desloratadine

Sleepiness, Fatigue, Headache, Dryness in mouth, Pain during periods, Muscle pain, Pharyngitis
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Expert advice for Desloratadine

  • Your doctor has prescribed Desloratadine 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 Desloratadine at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Frequently asked questions for Desloratadine


Q. What is Desloratadine used for?

Desloratadine 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 Desloratadine?

Before using Desloratadine, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to Desloratadine 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 Desloratadine safe?

Desloratadine 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 Desloratadine work?

Desloratadine 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 Desloratadine?

If you have missed a dose of Desloratadine, 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 Desloratadine effective?

Desloratadine 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 Desloratadine too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.


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