Desloratadine is a non-sedating antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of seasonal hay fever and other nasal allergies, including those caused by dust and pets. It can also treat hives and other skin rashes caused by allergies.
This medicine usually starts to work within one to three hours of taking a tablet. Relief from symptoms normally lasts for the whole day.
Despite being a non-sedating antihistamine, you should first see how you react to this treatment before driving or operating machinery.
When the body detects inflammatory substances such as pet fur or pollen, it produces histamine in defence. Histamine is a compound that causes blood vessels to expand, in turn inducing uncomfortable symptoms, including itching, rashes and nasal congestion.
Desloratadine blocks histamine receptors, stopping the allergic reaction and providing relief.
There is only one dosage available - 5mg.
You should always consult your prescribing physician when taking any new medication. If purchasing this treatment online, further advice can be found in the patient leaflet enclosed with your order.
The following is a summary of how to take Desloratadine:
If your symptoms persist despite treatment, consult your doctor for advice.
It is important to note, most people taking this medication will not experience any side effects.
However, the most commonly reported reactions include:
In very rare cases, you may experience:
If you are concerned about these or any other side effects, stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor.
If you think you might be suffering an allergic reaction to this treatment, you should seek immediate medical attention.
These tablets contain desloratadine, a non-drowsy antihistamine. Ironically, a very small percentage of people find this medicine causes slight drowsiness. Due to this, you should first see how you react before driving or operating machinery.
You should avoid drinking alcohol to excess when using this medication.
These tablets contain lactose. You should not take them if you have intolerance to some sugars.
People with severe kidney problems should always speak to their doctor before taking this medicine as extra caution is required.
Desloratadine should not be given to children as studies on this age group are not extensive.
You should not take this medication if you have a hypersensitivity to loratadine.
You should not take this medicine if you are known to have an allergy to desloratadine or any of the other ingredients. If you think you have had an allergic reaction, stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately. Ingredients are detailed in the patient leaflet.
You should not take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and should consult with your doctor about alternative options.
Yes, you can buy Desloratadine online after completing a short questionnaire, which is reviewed by one of our doctors. This is to confirm the suitability of the treatment for you. You should detail your medical history at this point. Your information can be saved online for future use, but will never be shared.
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