desloratadine - oral, Clarinex
GENERIC NAME: DESLORATADINE - ORAL (des-lor-AT-uh-deen)
BRAND NAME(S): Clarinex
USES: Desloratadine is an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking desloratadine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.If you are using the rapidly-dissolving tablet, allow the tablet to dissolve on the tongue and then swallow, with or without water. Do not remove the tablet from the blister pack until right before using. If you are using the liquid form of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.The dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than directed.Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
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