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Drug information on DES-OD (Desloratadine) from Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (LE Sante)

DES-OD

  Film coated tablet
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (LE Sante)
Generic : Desloratadine
 36.07
5mg
10
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Medical Condition(s) for which DES-OD may be prescribed


Side effects of DES-OD

  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.

  Child:

  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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use DES-OD?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is DES-OD not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for DES-OD

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.

Other Precautions for DES-OD

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for DES-OD

Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.



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