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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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Treatment of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

Treatment of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

Avoid Clarinex (desloratadine): If you have had an adverse reaction to clarinex, (desloratadine) the only treatment is avoidance. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

What is the treatment of clarinex (desloratadine) allergy?

Avoid Clarinex (desloratadine): Allergy to Clarinex (desloratadine) is unusual. However, you should avoid Clarinex (desloratadine) in the future if you have had an adverse reaction. ...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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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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Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, clarinex. Other allergy pill options? Year-round, persistant allergies. Wet in ears, post-nasal drip (sore throat).

Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, clarinex. Other allergy pill options? Year-round, persistant allergies. Wet in ears, post-nasal drip (sore throat).

Before you go: Looking for another allergy medication, I would keep the one that works best for you and take it diligently everyday with a steroid nasal spray twice daily for a month to see a big difference with just burst of meds here and there and only when you feel like it. If you have already done this, then it is time to see your doctor, possibly referral to allergist or ENT depends on what the problem is. ...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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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 are the differences between Claritin (loratadine) and clarinex?

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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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 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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I was wondering what are the differences between loratadine and desloratidine?

I was wondering what are the differences between loratadine and desloratidine?

Des/loratadine: Desloratadine is the primary metabolite is loratadine. The advantage is thought to be quicker onset of action and longer action of anti-histamine effect. There is a small percentage of patients in which neither drug is able to be metabolized adequately. At usual doses, both are considered non-sedating specific h1 antagonists. Clinically speaking both are useful drugs for typical allergies. ...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 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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