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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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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

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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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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 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

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

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

Yes: Clarinex is desloratidine, the major metabolite of loratidine or claritin (loratadine). So, when you take loratidine, the body turns much of it into desloratidine. Clinically, there is not much difference between the two. ...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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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 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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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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What is the difference between clarinex and claritin (loratadine)?

Structure: Clarinex is one stereo chemical form of the loratidine molecule. It has a longer duration of action, 27 hours, than claritin, (loratadine) and is a truly a once daily medication. ...Read more

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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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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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