• Desloratadine

Desloratadine belongs to the antihistamine category of drugs, and is used in the treatment of hayfever.

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This tablet contains 5mg of desloratadine, and is used to treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever). One tablet is taken per day for a period specified by your doctor.

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Desloratadine is a prescription hay fever treatment, made by Actavis. It is the generic version of the tablet also sold under the brand name NeoClarityn. Desloratadine belongs to the antihistamine category of medications, and works by inhibiting the processes during an immune response which can cause rhinitis and inflammation. One tablet a day is taken, but the duration of treatment will depend on how often you get symptoms, and how long they last for.

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Hay fever is a common condition, affecting over 10 million people in the UK alone. It occurs when the body comes into contact with fine particles in the air, called pollen. These particles are released by plants during their reproductive cycle, and when inhaled, can cause an allergic response in some. This is characterised by the appearance of symptoms such as a runny nose, itching in the mouth and throat, sneezing, or irritated eyes. Collectively, these signs are known as rhinitis.

This reaction in the body is caused by the activity of a chemical, released by the immune system, called histamine. When the body detects the presence of an irritant, such as pollen, it treats the substance in the same way it would treat an infection, generating histamine and increasing the flow of blood to the affected region. Inflammation and swelling then results.

It is not known why hay fever affects some people but not others. Genetics are thought to be a contributing cause. But some posit that early conditioning can play a part too; those who are exposed regularly to secondary tobacco smoke during childhood may be more at risk.

Spring is the time when most people encounter symptoms at their worst, as this is when pollen levels tend to be high. Preventative measures, such as staying indoors when a high concentration of pollen is present, and limiting prolonged exposure, can help to lower the likelihood of symptoms. However, sometimes, coming into contact with pollen is simply unavoidable. In such cases, and particularly in those where hay fever is causing considerable or persistent discomfort, a doctor may advise treatment.

Desloratadine is an antihistamine, which you can buy as a tablet from our online pharmacy. It works by stopping histamine from joining with receptors, and initiating an allergic reaction to pollen and dust. This then helps to decrease the severity of allergy symptoms.

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How to use Desloratadine

Observe your prescriber’s directions carefully and read the instructions in the patient information leaflet when using this item. This will help you to keep the risk of side effects to a minimum and improve the efficacy of the treatment.

  1. Take as prescribed by your doctor.
  2. One tablet a day is taken, for the duration specified by your practitioner. This will be determined by the frequency or persistency of your symptoms.
  3. Desloratadine tablets should be swallowed whole with water.
  4. Never exceed the prescribed dose.
  5. If you miss a dose, do not compensate by taking double the amount at your next administration. Take it as soon as you remember, and carry on the course as before. If you have to skip a dose and are concerned, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

The above is intended only as a guide. More detailed directions can be found in the accompanying leaflet.

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Desloratadine side effects

Let your doctor know if you get any side effects while using this treatment. Seek urgent medical attention if you notice anything which may be indicative of: a severe allergic reaction to this item, such as difficulty breathing, a rash, or hives; palpitations; liver dysfunction, such as jaundice; or seizures.

Other side effects:
Tiredness, dry mouth, headache, feeling or being sick, upset stomach, diarrhoea, sleeping difficulty, muscle pain, dizziness, drowsiness, or hallucinations.

This is not a complete account of the side effects associated with this item. More information can be located in the patient information leaflet.

Taking it with other medicines

Inform your prescriber when completing our medical assessment of any other drugs you are currently taking.

Conditions to look out for

Those with decreased kidney function may require their administration to be adjusted when using this product, or not be suitable users. Our practitioner needs to know if this applies to you, so they can determine whether it is safe.

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Can I still drink alcohol?

Yes. Alcohol is not thought to affect the way this item works.

Will I still be able to drive?

Yes. It is not likely that your judgment and motor skills will be impaired. But, if you get any side effects which may make driving dangerous, refrain from driving and tell your doctor.

Can I take the medicine while pregnant?

It may not be suitable for those who are pregnant, trying for a baby, or are breastfeeding. Let your doctor know during consultation if this is the case, as they may choose to suggest an alternative form of treatment.

How should I store it?

Store it below 30°C, in a safe place out of the reach of children.

Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?

This drug consists of the following: desloratadine, microcrystalline cellulose, starch, mannitol, talc, magnesium stearate, hypromellose 6cP, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol 6000, and indigo carmine aluminum lake (E132).

Do not take it if you are allergic to any of the above ingredients.

Is it available over-the-counter?

Desloratadine is only available to buy in the UK with a valid prescription. Once our doctor has reviewed your case and determined that this product is suitable for you, an electronic prescription will be generated and sent to our dispensing pharmacy.

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