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What are the differences between loratadine and desloratidine in how well it works or how long it lasts?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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