Desloratadine 5mg (30 Tablets)
desloratadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine used to treat the hayfever or allergic rhinitis.
Easing symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose.
PLEASE NOTE: As this treatment is a generic medicine, the brand of the product you receive may be different to the one shown in the picture.
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What is Desloratadine and what does it do?
It helps control your allergic reaction and its symptoms.
Desloratadine should be used to relieves symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal passages caused by an allergy, for example, hay fever or allergy to dust mites) in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older. These symptoms include sneezing, runny or itchy nose, itchy palate, and itchy, red or watery eyes.
Desloratadine is also used to relieve the symptoms associated with urticaria (a skin condition caused by an allergy).
These symptoms include itching and hives.
Relief of these symptoms lasts a full day and helps you to resume your normal daily activities and sleep
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Do not use these tablets if you have:
- an allergy to desloratadine, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine or to loratadine.
- poor kidney function.
- medical or familial history of seizures.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding.
Desloratadine may be taken with or without a meal.
Use caution when taking Desloratadine Actavis with alcohol.
How do you take Desloratadine?
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults and adolescents 12 years of age and over
The recommended dose is one tablet once a day with water, with or without food.
This medicine is for oral use, swallow the tablet whole.
Regarding the duration of treatment, your doctor will determine the type of allergic rhinitis you are
suffering from and will determine for how long you should take Desloratadine.
If your allergic rhinitis is intermittent (presence of symptoms for less than 4 days per week or for
less than 4 weeks), your doctor will recommend you a treatment schedule that will depend on the
evaluation of the history of your disease.
If your allergic rhinitis is persistent (presence of symptoms for 4 days or more per week and for more
than 4 weeks), your doctor may recommend you a longer term treatment.
For urticaria, the duration of treatment may be variable from patient to patient and therefore you
should follow the instructions of your doctor.
Check if you have hay fever
Symptoms of hay fever include:
sneezing and coughing
a runny or blocked nose
itchy, red or watery eyes
itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
loss of smell
pain around your temples and forehead
If you have asthma, you might also:
have a tight feeling in your chest
be short of breath
wheeze and cough
Hay fever will last for weeks or months, unlike a cold, which usually goes away after 1 to 2 weeks.
How to treat hay fever yourself
There’s currently no cure for hay fever and you can’t prevent it. But you can do things to ease your symptoms when the pollen count is high.
put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
shower and change your clothes after you’ve been outside to wash pollen off
stay indoors whenever possible
keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a special HEPA filter
cut grass or walk on grass
spend too much time outside
keep fresh flowers in the house
smoke or be around smoke – it makes your symptoms worse
dry clothes outside – they can catch pollen
let pets into the house if possible – they can carry pollen indoors
Common: the following may affect up to 1 in 10
• dry mouth
During the marketing of desloratadine, the following
side effects were reported as:
Very rare: the following may affect up to 1 in 10,000
• severe allergic reactions
• pounding or irregular heartbeat
• fast heartbeat
• stomach ache
• feeling sick (nausea)
• upset stomach
• inability to sleep
• muscle pain
• restlessness with increased body movement
• liver inflammation
• abnormal liver function tests