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Dr. L. Collins
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Desloratidine (Overview)

Desloratidine is a low strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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What is desloratidine?

What is desloratidine?

Clarinex (desloratadine): Desloratidine is the active ingredient in clarinex (desloratadine). It is h1 type histamine blocker or antihistamine. It is used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever). It may also be used in chronic urticaria or hives. ...Read more

Dr. L. Collins
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Desloratidine (Overview)

Desloratidine is a low strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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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 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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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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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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What is desloratidine?

Clarinex (desloratadine): Desloratidine is the active ingredient in clarinex (desloratadine). It is h1 type histamine blocker or antihistamine. It is used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever). It may also be used in chronic urticaria or hives. ...Read more

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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 are the differences between loratadine, desloratidine?

What are the differences between loratadine, desloratidine?

Similar: Desloratidine is the active metabolite of loratidine. Loratidine is available as Claritin (loratadine) and must be metabolized to desloratidine in the liver to become the active metabolite desloratidine. However, desloratidine is available as Clarinex and is already in the more potent form. ...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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Clarinex (Definition)

Clarinex is a low strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more