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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Clarinex (Overview)

Clarinex is a low strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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What does clarinex (desloratadine) work for?

What does clarinex (desloratadine) work for?

Seasonal allergies: Clarinex is another form of the antihistamine medicine-claritin. The generic name is loratidine. It helps with allergies, like hay fever. There are many current examples of medications which have become generic, so drug companies try and make an alternative form that they can market with a brand name. If you take claritin-your body converts it into clarinex. Another example is Nexium (esomeprazole) and prilosec. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Clarinex (Overview)

Clarinex is a low strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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How long should I wait for clarinex (desloratadine) to start working well?

How long should I wait for clarinex (desloratadine) to start working well?

15-30min: Antihistamines in general can take up to 30min or so to work. It should not take you more than a couple of days to know if that medicine will work for you or not. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: clarinex (desloratadine)?

Please describe the medication: clarinex (desloratadine)?

Antihistamine: Clarinex (desloratadine) is a medication used to treat allergies and hives. It is taken once a day. It is a second generation antihistamine. It does not cause as much drowsiness as first generation antihistamines such as benadryl/diphenydramine. ...Read more

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What are the differences between loratadine and desloratidine in how well it works or how long it lasts?

What are the differences between loratadine and desloratidine in how well it works or how long it lasts?

Take one, get both: When you take loratidine, your liver breaks it down to desloratine which is actually responsible for the anti-histamine effects you need. Desloratidine has a much longer effect (28 hours) than loratidine (8 hours) which is why loratidine lasts such a long time. ...Read more

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Side effects of clarinex (desloratadine)?

Side effects of clarinex (desloratadine)?

Sie effects: Dry mouth or throat, headache, fatigue, myalgias, nausea, dizzyness, the incidence of these side effects is low, often in the range of placebo or control medication. ...Read more

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How long does clarinex (desloratadine) (desloratidine) take to get out of your system?

How long does clarinex (desloratadine) (desloratidine) take to get out of your system?

24 hours or more: Desloratadine is an isomer of loratadine. It is allegedly more effective at binding the antihistamine receptor and less likely to cause side effects. It generally has a 24 hour effect. However, to completely be out of your system, it would probably take 3 days. ...Read more

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Can i take azitromicina and clarinex (desloratadine) together? Sinus infection

Can i take azitromicina and clarinex (desloratadine) together? Sinus infection

Yes: Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is used for treating sinus infections. Clarinex (desloratadine) is a new generation antihistamine and will neither help nor hurt a sinus infection. Also, Clarinex (desloratadine) will not interfere or interact with azithromycin. ...Read more

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I see there is no way to cure eczema, but how much do antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) clarinex, or zyrtec help prevent eczema?

I see there is no way to cure eczema, but how much do antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) clarinex, or zyrtec help prevent eczema?

Eczema - cure: Eczema can go away if it is caused by something like a food or chemical but it requires a thorough investigation by a allergist or dermatologist. Some hereditary forms cannot be cured but only controlled by medications. Antihistamines help to reduce itching but cannot cure this condition. ...Read more

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What is desloratidine?

What is desloratidine?

Clarinex (desloratadine): Desloratidine is the active ingredient in clarinex (desloratadine). It is h1 type histamine blocker or antihistamine. It is used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever). It may also be used in chronic urticaria or hives. ...Read more

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What does clarinex (desloratadine) work for?

Seasonal allergies: Clarinex is another form of the antihistamine medicine-claritin. The generic name is loratidine. It helps with allergies, like hay fever. There are many current examples of medications which have become generic, so drug companies try and make an alternative form that they can market with a brand name. If you take claritin-your body converts it into clarinex. Another example is Nexium (esomeprazole) and prilosec. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Desloratidine (Definition)

Desloratidine is a low strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more