Desloratadine 5mg – 30 Tablets


  • Relieves Symptoms Associated With Allergic Rhinitis
  • Active Ingredient: Desloratadine
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Desloratadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine used to treat the hay fever or allergic rhinitis. It eases symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose.

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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 See our full range of allergy relief treatments. For more information about allergies, click here.

    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.
  • Hay Fever

    Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, especially when it’s warm, humid and windy. This is when the pollen count is at its highest.

    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
    feeling tired
    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

  • Side Effects

    Common: the following may affect up to 1 in 10
    • fatigue
    • dry mouth
    • headache
    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
    • rash
    • pounding or irregular heartbeat
    • fast heartbeat
    • stomach ache
    • feeling sick (nausea)
    • vomiting
    • upset stomach
    • diarrhoea
    • dizziness
    • drowsiness
    • inability to sleep
    • muscle pain
    • hallucinations
    • seizures
    • restlessness with increased body movement
    • liver inflammation
    • abnormal liver function tests

  • Further Information

    Patient information leaflet.