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Clarinex Generic

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Quick Overview

Clarinex (Desloratadine) is an effective medical aid to treat allergies and hay fever. Unlike other anti-histamine medicines of the category, Clarinex Generic relieves the symptoms of allergies without causing drowsiness. Hence, it is classified in the family of non-sedating antihistamines. Primarily it is used as treatment for allergic rhinitis and urticaria. Clarinex Generic is available at your reliable online pharmacy Drug Pill Store at a cheap price.
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30 pills Clarinex 5 mg $29.99 $1.00
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General Indications

Desloratadine or Clarinex Generic is an oral drug which is chemically resembles Loratadine which is an effective treatment for allergies and hives. Clarinex is a long-acting antihistamine that has shown successful results in almost all age groups of patients except infants below 6 months of age. This drug shows its medicinal properties as anti-histamine and improves signs and symptoms of allergic reactions, such as swelling of the lining of the nose, running nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes.

Pharmacological Class

Desloratadine or Clarinex Generic belongs to anti-histamine medication class.

Work Mechanism

Histamine is a chemical naturally released from mast cells (histamine-storing cells). This substance then joints itself to other cells in the body that already have histamine receptors. As a result of this chemical reaction, the histamine-receptors activate the cells for releasing other chemicals that stimulates the nerve reactions or responses to produce allergic effects on patient. Clarinex (Desloratadine) prevents the attachment of histamine to the histamine receptors in the cells. In this way, the blocking of H1 histamine receptor by Clarinex prevents the consequent reactions and stops the allergic symptoms from occurring.

General Information

As Desloratadine does not readily enter the brain through medium of blood hence, it rarely causes symptoms of drowsiness (sedation) which are very common with other medications of the same category. These types of anti-allergic medicines that cause less side effects of sedation are classified as non-sedating antihistamines. Other than Clarinex (Desloratadine), other drugs such as Loratadine, Cetirizine (Zyrtec), Fexofenadine (Allegra), and levocetirizine (Xyzal) are some other members of this small family of non-sedative allergic medications.

Contraindications

»        The efficacy and meaningfulness of generic Clarinex in pediatric patients or infants younger than 6 months of age is not known.

»        Patients with known hypersensitive responses to Desloratadine; or to any other ingredients of the drugs;

»        During pregnancy or breast feeding

Most Common Side Effect

  • headache
  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • sore throat

Must do

  • Tag along to your treatment for recommended duration.
  • Inform your prescriber about your current health condition especially, if you have existing or history of any disease or long term illness.
  • Inform your prescriber if you have any food allergies or hypersensitivities to any medicine.
  • Use only the recommended dosages for a limited period of time, overdose or taking extra doses may interfere the ultimate target result of health gain.
  • Keep your all medication away from moisture and direct sunlight. Store all medication at a cool, dry place and away from the reach of children and pets.

 


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  • Usually, patients are recommended with starting dose of 5 mg (adults and children 12 years or older) per day. Pediatric patients between 6 to 11 years of age may be given a lower dose of 2.5 mg once daily. Children who are 12 months old and below 5 years of age may be given lower recommended dosages. Your doctor may suggest you an apt dose according to your symptoms.
  • Desloratadine absorption is not get affected by the meals generally, therefore patient can take it with or without food. Take the whole tablet with a glass of water, without chewing, or breaking.
  • Keep your tablets at room temperature and save it from light and moisture. Moisture can affect the effectiveness of your medication.
  • In case of missed dose, do not take extra doses. Just skip the missed one and follow your treatment with the next schedule.
  • In case of overdose, consult your prescriber at the earliest. Patient should go for medical checkup even if he/she does not note any worrisome visual symptoms right after overdose.

The most common side effects associated with desloratadine include:

  • headache
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • weakness
  • sore throat
  • dry mouth
  • muscle pain
  • painful menstruation
  • sleepiness

If patient gets any of the following symptoms after initiating medication with Clarinex Generic, he should immediately stop the treatment and seek medical help as these are symptoms of serious allergic response to the drug:

  • breathing difficulty
  • irregular heart beat
  • jaundice (yellow skin and eyes)
  • epilepsy (seizures)

Side effects are not reported very often and perhaps you may not get any, but patient should not ignore any abnormal sign or symptom that has started after the treatment. 

»        Preceding regular treatment with Clarinex Generic, let your doctor informed with your medical history including your current medications if any.

»        The efficacy and meaningfulness of generic Clarinex in pediatric patients or infants younger than 6 months of age is not known.

»        Patients with known hypersensitive responses to Desloratadine; or to any other ingredients of the drugs; or to any other anti-allergic drugs (especially non-sedative allergic medications) should avoid the intake of this medicine.

»        Pregnant women should not take this drug, unless recommended as necessary medication by their medical advisor. This medication can affect the growth and well being of the unborn baby.

»        Breast-feeding women should also take this medicine with extreme caution as it can pass through the breast milk to the infant and can harm the health of new born. If mother is having any type of severe allergies and she needs to take this drug, she should go for medical help. She may be suggested to stop breast-feeding for few days till the medication continues. After medication they can continue breast-feeding.

»        Older patients should take this drug with caution.

»        Patients with a history of kidney disease, liver diseases, or heart diseases or any other severe disorder should take this drug under medical supervision of an expert.

»        Be cautious while doing potentially hazardous tasks such as driving or using machinery, just after taking the medication as it may make you dizzy.

»        If you are using any of the following drugs, inform your doctor before starting treatment with Clarinex, as they may possibly interact with Clarinex and affect its activity:

  • ketoconazole
  • alcohol
  • erythromycin
  • barbiturate medicines including sleep medicines
  • anti-seizures (convulsions)
  • medicines for anxiety
  • hay fever medication or other anti-allergens
  • medicines for mental depression
  • medication for mental problems and anti-psychotics
  • medicines for pain