Generic Name : Desloratadine Pronunciation : DES-lor-A-ta-deen Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines And Decongestants ICD Code : Y55.5
India- Alerdain Tab, Allerde Tab, Allergesic Tab, Biomon Tab, Dazit Tab, Delorta Tab, Delotid Tab, Desent Tab, Deslor Tab, Desloriv Tab, Desnova Tab, Des-Od Film-Coated Tab, Dexly Tab, Dilora Tab, D-Loratin Film-Coated Tab, D-Lordex Tab, Dyl Film-Coated Tab, Lorday Tab, Loreta Tab, Neoloridin Rapi-Tab, Neoloridin Tab, Nucope Tab, Otrivin-Alert Tab, Rodera Film-Coated Tab, Rodera Susp, Veromon Tab.
International- Clarinex, Reditabs. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic reactions in patients 2 years of age and older. It blocks histamine's action, which reduces allergy symptoms. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 5 mg once daily.
Children 6 to 11 years of age: Syrup- The recommended dose is 1 teaspoonful (2.5 mg in 5 mL) once daily. Tablet- The recommended dose is one 2.5 mg tablet once daily.
Children 12 months to 5 years of age: The recommended dose is 1/2 teaspoonful (1.25 mg in 2.5 mL) once daily.
Children 6 to 11 months of age: The recommended dose is 2 mL (1.0 mg) once daily.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Adult and Adolescents-
Most Common- Inflammation of pharynx, dry mouth, muscle pain, drowsiness, painful menstrual periods and hives.
Heart- Fast heart rate and palpitations.
Miscellaneous- Headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, indigestion and elevated liver enzyme levels.
Most Common- Urinary tract infection and infectious diseases like chickenpox.
Respiratory- Respiratory tract infection, nosebleed and runny nose.
Gastrointestinal- Diarrhea, vomiting and loss of appetite.
Miscellaneous- Rash, redness of skin, ear infection and sleeplessness.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.
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