This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic reactions in patients 2 years of age and older. It blocks histamines action, which reduces allergy symptoms.
Desloratadine lowers or stops the bodys reaction to the allergen.
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 5 mg once daily. Children 6 to 11 years of age: Syrup- The recommended dose is 1 teaspoonful (2.5 mg in 5 mL) once daily. Tablet- The recommended dose is one 2.5 mg tablet once daily. Children 12 months to 5 years of age: The recommended dose is 12 teaspoonful (1.25 mg in 2.5 mL) once daily. Children 6 to 11 months of age: The recommended dose is 2 mL (1.0 mg) once daily. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Headache. Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often. Sore throat. Muscle pain. Belly pain.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.
Alert your doctor if you have glaucoma, asthma, stomach or intestinal ulcers, prostate problems or difficulty in urination. - Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are on Desloratadine. - Do not give Desloratadine to premature and newborn babies or children below 6 months. - Do not give Desloratadine to any child unless advised by the childs doctor or a pharmacist.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Alert your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines: - mood medicines or sleeping pills - other medicines for allergy - antibiotics such as erythromycin. - Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Antihistamines & Antiallergics
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