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In terms of molecular content, is Claritin (loratadine) any different from clarinex?

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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes

Clarinex is desloratidine, the major metabolite of loratidine or claritin (loratadine).
So, when you take loratidine, the body turns much of it into desloratidine. Clinically, there is not much difference between the two.

In brief: Yes

Clarinex is desloratidine, the major metabolite of loratidine or claritin (loratadine).
So, when you take loratidine, the body turns much of it into desloratidine. Clinically, there is not much difference between the two.
Dr. John Overholt
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Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Simplified: Claritin (loratadine) is made up of 2 parts of the molecule- the active part and an inactive part.
Clarinex is made up of just the active component. Some people find using Clarinex better relief than claritin (loratadine). However to others the effectiveness is the same.

In brief: Yes

Simplified: Claritin (loratadine) is made up of 2 parts of the molecule- the active part and an inactive part.
Clarinex is made up of just the active component. Some people find using Clarinex better relief than claritin (loratadine). However to others the effectiveness is the same.
Dr. Lily Hwang
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