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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
What are the differences between loratadine and desloratidine in how well it works or how long it lasts?
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
I'm on azithromiacyn daily long term. Will Clarinex (desloratadine) make the antibiotic not as affective?
No: No interaction between both drugs, wish you wellness ...Read more
Is there a prescription medication that is stronger than clarinex (desloratadine) d? I've been taking it for over a week. Allergies hit today like i've taken no meds.
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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