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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)?

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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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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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?

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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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 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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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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Iis fatigue a significant side effect of clarinex (desloratadine) or not?

Iis fatigue a significant side effect of clarinex (desloratadine) or not?

Yes -it can be: Per Drugs.Com '•somnolence, such as, sleepiness or unusual drowsiness' may occur with clarinex (desloratadine). http://www.drugs.com/sfx/clarinex (desloratadine)-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Can i take azitromizina and clarinex (desloratadine) together sinus infection?

Can i take azitromizina and clarinex (desloratadine) together sinus infection?

Yes: Clarinex (desloratadine) is a new generation antihistamine indicated for the treatment of allergies. It will not necessarily help or hurt a sinus infection. Azithromycin is an antibiotic that can be useful to treat the sinus infection. There is no important drug interactions between these two medications. ...Read more

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Is Clarinex (desloratadine) D 24 hour available over-the-counter or is it prescription only?

Is Clarinex (desloratadine) D 24 hour available over-the-counter or is it prescription only?

You have to sign: The D means it contains pseudoephedrine which is a stimulant drug that can be abused. In some states you have to sign for it and show a driver's license. It is also available by prescription. Do not take if if you have high blood pressure or heart disease for sure. Read the package for other precautions as well. I am not sure if you have to sign for it in every state. Your pharmacist knows. ...Read more

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Can my girlfriend take medications such as clarinex (desloratadine) and nyquil while on birth control?

Can my girlfriend take medications such as clarinex (desloratadine) and nyquil while on birth control?

Should be ok: Assuming that you're talking about birth control pills, there should be no problem with taking birth control pills with these medications. ...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 ve been sneezing and have had a stuffy nose but i took some clarinex (desloratadine) d and i'm clear but the inside of one of my nostrils has a red swollen bump almost touching the other side. It does not hurt.

I ve been sneezing and have had a stuffy nose but i took some clarinex (desloratadine) d and i'm clear but the inside of one of my nostrils has a red swollen bump almost touching the other side. It does not hurt.

Turbinates: What is swollen in your nose are called turbinates and they swell up with a cold and allergies and can block your nose ( you have 3 on each side). Every 2 hours the swelling switches from right to left and back. ...Read more

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