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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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