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Are there any allergy meds comparable to clarinex-d?

Are there any allergy meds comparable to clarinex-d?

Multiple: Clarinex-d is an antihistamine/decongestant combination. While not exactly the same antihistamines claritin-d, zyrtec-d and Allegra-D are other antihistamine/decongestant combinations that are available over-the-counter. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Please tell me if there are any allergy meds comparable to clarinex-d?

Please tell me if there are any allergy meds comparable to clarinex-d?

Anti histamine: Allegra-D, Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D are all second generation antihistamine plus and vaso constrictor pseudonephrine. They are similar in action. ...Read more

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Treatment of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

Treatment of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

Avoid Clarinex (desloratadine): If you have had an adverse reaction to clarinex, (desloratadine) the only treatment is avoidance. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

What is the treatment of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

Avoid Clarinex (desloratadine): Allergy to Clarinex (desloratadine) is unusual. However, you should avoid Clarinex (desloratadine) in the future if you have had an adverse reaction. ...Read more

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Signs of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

Signs of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

Rare: Hives that only occur after taking the medication. Swelling afterwards, coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What are the signs of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

What are the signs of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

Very unusual.: Allergy to Clarinex (desloratadine) would include hives, itching, rash, shortness of breath, wheezing, and swelling. If you think you may be allergic to clarinex, (desloratadine) you should discontinue it immediately and consult with your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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How does clarinex (desloratadine) compare to zyrtec for allergies?

How does clarinex (desloratadine) compare to zyrtec for allergies?

Antihistamines: There are several newer antihistamines that are now over the counter. They all are about the same. Allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) to name a few. Try these at suggested dosage. If they don't work, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, clarinex. Other allergy pill options? Year-round, persistant allergies. Wet in ears, post-nasal drip (sore throat).

Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, clarinex. Other allergy pill options? Year-round, persistant allergies. Wet in ears, post-nasal drip (sore throat).

Before you go: Looking for another allergy medication, I would keep the one that works best for you and take it diligently everyday with a steroid nasal spray twice daily for a month to see a big difference with just burst of meds here and there and only when you feel like it. If you have already done this, then it is time to see your doctor, possibly referral to allergist or ENT depends on what the problem is. ...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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What are the differences between Claritin (loratadine) and clarinex?

What are the differences between Claritin (loratadine) and clarinex?

Metabolite: Clarinex (desloratadine) is des-loratadine and Claritin is loratadine. Clarinex (desloratadine) is the active metabolite of claritn. So (according to the manufacturer) you have the benefits of loratidine with minimal side effects. It is common in the pharmaceutical industry to use active metabolites or isomers of drugs. This potentially gives you a more active compound while minimizing the potential side effect. ...Read more

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Side effects for clarinex-d 24 hour?

Side effects for clarinex-d 24 hour?

Palpitations,: Palpitations and anxiety are common side effects of the pseudo-ephedrine part of clarinex-d. Dry mouth is a common side effect of the anti-histamine part. ...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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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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Can I use Claritin (loratadine) as a substitute for clarinex?

Can I use Claritin (loratadine) as a substitute for clarinex?

Yes: Clarinex (desloratadine) has only slight differences in chemical structure from the original product of Claritin and in my clinical experience you will not notice any difference in relieving your allergy symptoms.
The generic of claritin, loratadine, is also much less expensive and is available at most drug stores. ...Read more

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What happens if I take hydroxyzine and clarinex (desloratadine) at the same time?

What happens if I take hydroxyzine and clarinex (desloratadine) at the same time?

Should be fine: Hydroxyzine is sedating, so you'll probably get sleepy. Don't take more than you've been prescribed without talking to your doctor first. ...Read more

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What is the difference between desloratidine and loratidine? Is one better than the other?

What is the difference between desloratidine and loratidine? Is one better than the other?

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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Please describe the medication: clarinex (desloratadine)?

Please describe the medication: clarinex (desloratadine)?

New antihistamine: Clarinex is the brand name for desloratadine, the major metabolite of Loratadine (claritin). This makes it a new generation antihistamine. Desloratadine is approved for treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis as well as chronic hives. Clarinex is available as a tablet, reditab, oral solution and as a combination product with a decongestant. ...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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What is the difference between clarinex and claritin (loratadine)?

Not muck: Clarinex is the active metabolite of claritin, (loratadine) the molecule that is active after Claritin (loratadine) is processed by the liver. The method of action and the active compound is 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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I was wondering what are the differences between loratadine and desloratidine?

I was wondering what are the differences between loratadine and desloratidine?

Des/loratadine: Desloratadine is the primary metabolite is loratadine. The advantage is thought to be quicker onset of action and longer action of anti-histamine effect. There is a small percentage of patients in which neither drug is able to be metabolized adequately. At usual doses, both are considered non-sedating specific h1 antagonists. Clinically speaking both are useful drugs for typical allergies. ...Read more

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In terms of molecular content, is Claritin (loratadine) any different from clarinex?

Yes: Simplified: Claritin (loratadine) is made up of 2 parts of the molecule- the active part and an inactive part. Clarinex is made up of just the active component. Some people find using Clarinex better relief than claritin (loratadine). However to others the effectiveness is the same. ...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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How much time does clarinex (desloratadine) (desloratidine) take to get out of the system?

3 days: For the typical patient clarinex (desloratadine) will be out of the system and not interfere with allergy testing in 3 days however some people can clear this medication slower or faster than others. ...Read more

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Does clarinex (desloratadine) work with your first pill, or does it take time to start working?

Does clarinex (desloratadine) work with your first pill, or does it take time to start working?

The first time: Time from ingestion to full activity is about 1 to2 hours. The same dose will act in the same way each time you take it, but may not seem as effective if your exposure to allergen is greater. ...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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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