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What is the difference between desloratidine and loratidine? Is one better than the other?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

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.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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