What are Desloratadine 5mg Tablets?
Desloratadine 5mg Tablets are used to relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and nasal allergies, including dust mite and pet allergies. This medication can also be used in the treatment of hives and other skin rashes caused by allergies.
Desloratadine 5mg Tablets contain desloratadine. This is a type of medicine known as a non-sedating antihistamine.
This medicine usually starts to work within one to three hours of taking a tablet. Relief from symptoms normally lasts for the whole day.
Desloratadine 5mg Tablets are only available on prescription from your doctor and should be used exactly as prescribed. This prescription can be obtained online after completing a free consultation reviewed by a certified partner doctor.
How do Desloratadine 5mg Tablets work?
When the body reacts to inflammatory substances such as pet fur or pollen, it produces histamine. This histamine causes a chain reaction, resulting allergic symptoms, such as red/watery eyes, itchy/sore nose and nasal congestion etc.
Desloratadine 5mg Tablets contain desloratadine, which is a non-sedating antihistamine. It works by blocking histamine receptors, stopping the allergic reaction and providing relief from symptoms.
The production of histamine causes an inflammatory response that results in sneezing, itchy/watery eyes and a runny or blocked nose. The presence of this compound can also lead to allergic skin reactions, causing painful symptoms including itching and rashes.
How to use Desloratadine 5mg Tablets
- Desloratadine 5mg Tablets can be taken with or without food
- The recommended dosage is to take 1 tablet, once per day
- The tablet should be swallowed whole, alongside a sip of water
- Your doctor may prescribe Desloratadine 5mg Tablets on a short or longer-term basis, depending on how persistent your allergic rhinitis is
- You should always take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor
- If your symptoms persist despite treatment, consult your doctor for advice
- If you take too many Desloratadine 5mg Tablets, contact your doctor
What dosages are available for Desloratadine 5mg Tablets?
There is only one dosage available for Desloratadine 5mg Tablets. Each tablet contains 5mg of desloratadine.
These tablets can often be found under the brand name 'Neoclarityn'. They are only available on prescription from your doctor and should not be taken if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
What are the side effects of Desloratadine 5mg Tablets?
Most people taking Desloratadine 5mg Tablets will not experience any side effects, but different medicines can affect people in different ways.
The most commonly reported side effects of this medicine include headaches, fatigue and a dry mouth.
In very rare cases, you may experience more serious side effects, such as: dizziness; diarrhoea; nausea; vomiting; indigestion; muscle pain.
If you are concerned about these or any other side effects, stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor.
What are the precautions/interactions of Desloratadine 5mg Tablets?
Desloratadine 5mg Tablets are not known to interact with any other medicines.
These tablets contain desloratadine, a non-drowsy antihistamine. However, some people do find this medicine causes slight drowsiness.
You should make sure you know how you react to this medicine before driving or operating machinery. If this medicine does make you drowsy, you should avoid drinking alcohol.
Avoid taking Desloratadine 5mg Tablets if you are allergic to loratadine (a related antihistamine) or any other ingredients contained within this medicine.
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.
These tablets are only suitable for use by people aged 12 years and over. Desloratadine 5mg Tablets should not be given to children as risks for this age group are yet to be established.
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.
You should not take this medicine if you are pregnant and should consult with your doctor about alternative options. The risks associated with taking Desloratadine 5mg Tablets during pregnancy have not been established.
As desloratadine may pass into breast milk, this medicine is not normally recommended for use by breastfeeding mothers.
How to buy Desloratadine 5mg Tablets online
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