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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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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What is the differance between loratidine and desloratidine?

What is the differance between loratidine and desloratidine?

A purified form: Loratidine is a mixture of equal parts desloratidine & its inactive mirror image compound. In biochemistry there are many such molecules with identical chemical formula that act differently because of "handedness". The inactive part of loratidine is safely removed by your body. Effects & side-effects are the same. Major difference: loratidine is over-the-counter; desloratidine is prescription. ...Read more

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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

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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, desloratidine?

What are the differences between loratadine, desloratidine?

Similar: Desloratidine is the active metabolite of loratidine. Loratidine is available as Claritin (loratadine) and must be metabolized to desloratidine in the liver to become the active metabolite desloratidine. However, desloratidine is available as Clarinex and is already in the more potent form. ...Read more

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What is the shelf life of clarinex (desloratadine) tablets?

Follow manufacturer: We all know that medications last beyond their expiration dates. But who would pay for studies to check this? Not the manufacturer who has an interest in you buying more drugs. A recent review in JAMA in 2012 reviewed this subject. But no, if you need to use a drug, I would follow the expiration date on the package. ...Read more

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What is the difference between loratadine and desloratidine?

Almost identical: Despite claims, in practice Not much. Just a minor modification of the molecule as one is a metabolic derivative of the other. The efficacy is about the same. ...Read more

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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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Could you tell me what is the shelf life of clarinex (desloratadine) tablets?

Could you tell me what is the shelf life of clarinex (desloratadine) tablets?

Expiration date: Check the expiration date on the medication label. The potency of the medication cannot be guaranteed beyond the expiration date. A medication without potency very likely has less effectiveness. ...Read more

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