What is Desloratadine 5mg?
Desloratadine 5 mg tablets are prescribed to treat symptoms of allergy without causing drowsiness. They treat symptoms such as sneezing, an itchy or runny nose, an itchy palate, and itchy, watery eyes.
These tablets treat allergic rhinitis symptoms caused by both seasonal and year round allergies.
How does Desloratadine work?
Desloratadine is the active ingredients in these tablets. It is an antihistamine, which treats the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. It also relieves the itching and hives associated with urticaria.
Desloratadine tablets work to relieve symptoms for a full day.
Do not use Desloratadine tablets if:
- You’re allergic to desloratadine, loratadine or any of the other ingredients in this medication
- You’re pregnant or breastfeeding
Talk to your doctor before using Desloratadine if:
- You have poor kidney function
- You have medical or family history of seizures
How do you take Desloratadine?
Make sure you take Desloratadine as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Your doctor will tell you exactly how long to take Desloratadine for, depending on the nature of your allergic reaction.
Take one tablet every day. Swallow the tablet whole and with water. It doesn’t matter if you take it at the same time as eating a meal or not, it’s entirely up to you.
It’s best to avoid drinking alcohol when taking Desloratadine, since the combination of this medication and alcohol together can increase the likelihood of you experiencing side effects.
How effective is Desloratadine?
Desloratadine tablets are clinically proven to treat symptoms of mild allergic reactions. The tablets work quickly to treat symptoms, and the effects of a tablet lasts for one day.
What are the main side effects of Desloratadine?
Like all medicines, Desloratadine can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them.
Three of the most common side effects of Desloratadine are:
- Dry mouth
For a full list of Desloratadine side effects, please see the patient information leaflet.