Clarinex is a brand name for desloratadine, an antihistamine used to treat allergic reactions.
How It Works
The main active ingredient in Clarinex is desloratadine, which is an antihistamine. The body naturally produces substances called histamines to fight off foreign bodies that enter the body such as pollen, dust or viruses. The immune system may constantly produce symptoms like coughing and itching when an allergen is present. Antihistamines like Clarinex can reduce the amount of histamines produced by the body. This causes symptoms of immune system reactions to reduce.
Clarinex is mainly used to treat allergies and conditions like hay fever. This medication and reduce and relieve symptoms such as itching, watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing. Clarinex can also reduce hives on the skin in people suffering from chronic skin issues. Clarinex may be prescribed for conditions other than the ones mentioned here.
Dosage of Clarinex will vary depending on whether you are taking the oral pills or the liquid suspension. Your doctor may prescribe the best dosage for you depending on your condition, severity of the condition and response to treatment.
Clarinex should be taken once per day or as instructed by your doctor. Follow the dosage amount and schedule exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than recommended.
Clarinex in higher doses can cause harmful side effects. Taking Clarinex for longer than prescribed can result in adverse health conditions.
Clarinex tablets should be swallowed whole without crushing, chewing or breaking of any sort. Do not swallow Clarinex oral disintegrating tablets. These tablets should be allowed to dissolve in the mouth.
When taking Clarinex in oral suspension form, use a medical dosage measuring spoon or a cup to take the exact dosage. Do not use regular kitchen utensils to speculate the dosage. It’s important to take liquid Clarinex in the exact amount as prescribed.
Common side effects caused by Clarinex include headache, pharyngitis, fatigue, and nausea. These side effects should disappear in a handful of days once your body gets used to the medication. Contact your doctor if side effects persist for more than a week. Seek medical assistance if side effects worsen over time.
Taking Clarinex just as prescribed will reduce your risk for harmful side effects. Taking higher doses of Clarinex and breaking tablets can make side effects worse.
It’s not recommended to take Clarinex if you are allergic to any of the active or inactive ingredients in the tablets or oral suspension syrup.
Ask your doctor if Clarinex is safe to take if you are planning to get pregnant, or are already pregnant or breastfeeding.
People who currently suffer from, or have a history of kidney disease or liver disease should be cautious before taking Clarinex. The drug may not be safe for you, or you may need to take Clarinex in lower than average doses to stay safe.
Take Clarinex tablets with a glass of water to make swallowing easy.
Store your Clarinex tablets or oral suspension at room temperature. Keep away from sources of moisture and heat.