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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 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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