Desloratidine review

Desloratidine is mainly used for allergies. Usually a popular choice among doctors because of its non-drowse effect, it is marketed under NeoClarityn, Claramax, Clarinex and Alavert. Desloratidine is an antihistamine classified as tricyclic. Histamine is a common medical term and is actually a chemical that activates cells, which in turn trigger effects like rashes, watery eyes, sneezing and itchiness (symptoms that usually indicate an allergy). It does not cause drowsiness like other anti-histamines because it does not enter the central nervous system, more specifically the brain. It prevents the activation of the cells that cause allergies by stopping the histamine from activating that particular cell.

Desloratidine has side effects that are common to anti-histamines. Fatigue, dry mouth, headaches, sore throat and mouth, difficulty urinating, muscle pain, exhaustion, trouble with menstruation, difficulty sleeping, and stomach problems are among the more typical side effects. Usually these side effects are manageable and even negligible. An allergic reaction to this medication usually includes difficulty with breathing. See a doctor immediately if this occurs. A common side effect is sensitivity to sun, so be careful and take special care of your skin while out in the sunlight when you are taking Desloratidine.

Desloratidine is similar to many anti-histamines so inform your doctor if you are allergic to any anti-histamine as you might be allergic to Desloratidine too. Also inform your doctor if you are allergic to loratadine, also known as Claritin. It is also important to inform your doctor of any medication you are taking before you start taking a new medication. Prescription and over the counter medication, nutritional supplements, herbal products and other medication should be discussed with your doctor. Also inform your doctor if you have or have had a liver disease, a kidney disease or porphyria. This medication affects those organs so if they are sensitized from a former disease your doctor should be made aware of it.

Another precaution patients should take is with pregnancy. Women taking Desloratidine should be aware that this medication has not been thoroughly tested yet. It is not advisable to take the medication without telling your doctor that you are pregnant. It might cause some abnormalities with the fetus as well as cause problems with the mother. So women who are pregnant, and women who become pregnant during the course of the treatment should inform their doctors. Nursing mothers should also be aware that this medication is passed through the milk, so they should stop nursing while on the treatment or maybe their doctor can recommend another medication that will be less harmful to the baby.

Desloratidine is available in tablet form, and it is most popularly marketed as Clarinex. Patients are advised to follow specifically their doctors’ instructions. Keep medications in a cool place out of direct sunlight.

Desloratidine has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of Desloratidine

• Molecular formula of Desloratidine is C19H19ClN2
• Molecular weight is 310.82 g/mol
Desloratidine available : 5mg tablets, 10mg tablets

Generic name: Desloratadine

Brand name(s): Aerius, Alavert, Clarinex, Claritin, Loratadine

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