Desloratadine

Desloratadine is an oral antihistamine medication that helps people suffering from severe symptoms of allergies by blocking the binding of released histamine to the receptors in the body which then cause the allergic reaction symptoms to appear. The symptoms include watery eyes and nose, sneezing, hives and itching in the eyes and nose.
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Desloratadine

Desloratadine is an oral antihistamine medication that helps people suffering from severe symptoms of allergies by blocking the binding of released histamine to the receptors in the body which then cause the allergic reaction symptoms to appear. The symptoms include watery eyes and nose, sneezing, hives and itching in the eyes and nose.


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Desloratadine tablets are an effective remedy against allergic symptoms such as a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, rash, itchiness of the skin, hives and itching in the eyes or nose. One of the principal chemicals released in the human body as a reaction to allergens is histamine. Histamine causes inflammation of the nasal passages and the onset of allergic symptoms mentioned above. 

Desloratadine is an antihistamine medication that offers relief against allergic symptoms caused by pollen, dust mites, pet dander and other allergens. This medicine falls under the category of non-drowsy antihistamines which means that Desloratadine does not make you sleepy. 

Desloratadine is a medication recommended for the treatment of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis). Allergic rhinitis affects more than 20% of the people in the United Kingdom.  

When allergens like pollen, dust mites or pet dander enter the nose of a susceptible personthe immune system reacts in the same way as it would to a flu virus. Our body produces extra mucous to protect against allergens, leading to congestion, sneezing or runny nose; the body also produces the histamine chemical at this time. Histamine can cause inflammation in your nasal passages and make you feel more awake or alert.

Desloratadine is an antihistamine medication, it offers relief from allergic symptoms by blocking the histamine from binding to receptors in the body and being able to trigger the allergic responseDesloratadine tablets are recommended to be taken with nasal spray and eye-drop treatments for effectively treating allergy symptoms.

Desloratadine is an antihistamine medication. This medicine restricts histamine production in the body to reduce any allergic symptoms of rhinitis and offer pain relief. Desloratadine effectively reduces allergic symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, red, watery and itchy eyes.

When used together with eye drops and nasal spray, Desloratadine 5mg tablets are an effective remedy against seasonal rhinitis, also known as hay fever.

Desloratadine tablets are an effective medication to relieve allergies, such as hay fever and chronic rhinitis. There are various benefits of taking Desloratadine. Some of them are listed below –  

  • Desloratadine offers relief from allergic symptoms. 

  • This medication works effectively to treat various allergic reactions.  

  • Desloratadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine medication. It treats your allergy symptoms without making you sleepy.  

  • You can conveniently take this medicine at any time of the day, if your symptoms are triggered.

Desloratadine should be taken as per your doctor's advice. Depending upon why you have been asked to take Desloratadine and your health conditions, the dose may differ.

Take Desloratadine as directed by your doctor. Also, don't forget to read the patient information leaflet given in the pack. Here is the usual method of taking Desloratadine – 

  • You should take Desloratadine with or without a meal, as directed by your doctor. As per prescribed dosage. 

  • Remove the tablet from the blister pack only when you need to take it.  

  • Your medication is prescribed after considering your age, medical condition and health parameters. Do not change your dosage without consulting your doctor or pharmacist

Always discuss your medication with the prescriber to understand the effects of the medicine. Before you take Desloratadine, here are some key facts to know –  

  1. Desloratadine 5mg is a non-drowsy antihistamine. And yet, it is possible for some people to feel sleepy or drowsy when taking Desloratadine. 

  1. Children may also feel tired, nervous or report a headache after taking Desloratadine 

  1. Please do not drink alcohol when taking Desloratadine as it may make you feel sleepy. 

  1. If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding, let your doctor know before prescribing an anti-allergic medication for you. 

  1. Let our team know if you have any liver or kidney problems or have had such issues in the past. 

  1. Inform your doctor if you have epilepsy or a family history of epilepsy or any other medical condition that can give you fits or seizures. 

  1. If you are taking any other medicines for any other treatment, inform your doctor about them. Inform your doctor about any herbal or over-the-counter medications that you may be taking. 

  1. If you are allergic to antihistamine medicines or any ingredient of Desloratadine, let your doctor know beforehand. 

Desloratadine is an effective medication for controlling allergy symptoms in adults and children above five years. However, in some cases, Desloratadine may not be a suitable medication for you. Here are some situations wherein Desloratadine is not recommended –  

  • If you are responsible for driving or operating heavy machinery (Even though Desloratadine does not cause any drowsiness, you should carefully observe the effects of the medicine when taking it the first time to ensure that it is not making you sleepy, drowsy or impairing your capability to drive and operate machinery). 

  • If you have poor kidney function or poor liver function. 

  • You have a family history of epilepsy or any other condition that causes fits or seizures.

In some cases, your doctor may prescribe Desloratadine but recommend a lower dose or extra monitoring of your health to avoid any side effects or adverse effects of the medication. Some examples of such cases include –  

  1. If you have severe kidney problems or renal insufficiency of any kind. 

  1. If you have a family history of seizures or epilepsy. 

  1. If you have a hereditary problem of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.

Just like any other medication, some side effects have been associated with Desloratadine. Generally, the observed Desloratadine side effects are not severe or harmful. Some of the common side effects (affecting between 1 and 100 people) associated with Desloratadine are –  

  • Dryness in the mouth 

  • Headache 

  • Fever 

  • Diarrhoea 

  • Sore throat 

  • Nausea

Desloratadine tablets may interact with other medications to reduce their effectiveness and vice versa. Therefore, it is essential to discuss your on-going treatments, drugs and medical history with  us at the time of consultation. Please remember that drug interactions may change over time and this page may not mention all possible drug interactions. Here are some medicines that are known to interact with Desloratadine –  

  1. Medicines prescribed to help control heart rhythm can reduce the effectiveness of antihistamine medicines such as Desloratadine. 

  1. Any anti-infective medications such as ketoconazole, erythromycin and azithromycin. Also, any other medicines containing loratadine should not be taken. 

  1. Some medications administered to treat viral infections, such as HIV or Hepatitis C infection (HCV) can increase the amount of Desloratadine in your body. This interaction can increase the risk of side effects for e.g., Ledipasvir, Lopinavir, Ritonavir, Saquinavir, Ombitasvir, etc. 

  1. Cancer medications such as Vandetalib, Sunitinib, Tamoxifen and others can increase the amount of Desloratadine in your body. This interaction can increase the risk of side effects. 

  1. GERD medicine Cimetidine can increase the amount of Desloratadine in your body. This interaction can increase the risk of side effects. 

  1. Some other medications that are known to interact with Desloratadine include – 

  • Tranylcypromine 

  • Betahistine 

  • Isocarboxazid 

  • Phenelzine 

Store Desloratadine in a cool, dry place away from direct heat or sunlight. Keep all the medicines out of sight and reach of children. 

You can buy Desloratadine safely in the UK from MedsNow online clinic. Check our website for the Desloratadine 5mg price and other details. Place the order for the medication from the convenience of your home. The Desloratadine UK is a prescription-only medicine. Take an online consultation with our team before buying the drugand your medication will be delivered to your doorstep.  

  1. How Many Packs oDesloratadine tablets Can I Buy In One Purchase? You can buy up to three packs of Desloratadine in one purchase. As this is a prescription-only medicine, MedsNow requires you toconsultour clinical team online before buying. 

  1. Does Desloratadine Make You Sleepy or DrowsyDesloratadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine and does not make you feel sleepy. However, in rare cases, people feel drowsy or sleepy as a side effect of Desloratadine. 

  1. How Long Does Desloratadine Take to Work Desloratadine takes seventy-five minutes to take effect and offer relief from allergic reactions. The impact of Desloratadine lasts for up to 24 hours. 

  1. Can You Buy Desloratadine Over-the-CounterNo. Desloratadineis a prescription medication and it cannot be bought over-the-counter in the United Kingdom.  

  1. Will Desloratadine Impact My Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery? It is improbable that Desloratadine impacts your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, in rare cases, people have reported feeling drowsy or sleepy due to Desloratadine's side effectIt is advisable that if you take the medication for the first time, observe the medicine's effects on you. Then, decide if it is safe for you to drive or operate machinery when taking Desloratadine based on how you feel. 

  1. Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Desloratadine?  It is not advisable to drink alcohol when taking Desloratadine. Alcohol can make you feel sleepy or drowsy. 

  1. What Should I Do If I Take Too Much DesloratadineIf you accidentally consume an overdose of Desloratadine, consult your doctor immediately. It is advisable to seek medical attention even if you are not feeling any discomfort due to the overdose.  

  1. What Should I Do If I Forget to Take Desloratadine When I Should? If you forget a dose of Desloratadine, take it as soon as you remember. Then take the next dose at the regular time. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the forgotten dose and continue taking the medication as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose. 

  1. How Many Packs oDesloratadine tablets Can I Buy In One Purchase? You can buy up to three packs of Desloratadine in one purchase. As this is a prescription-only medicine, MedsNow requires you toconsultour clinical team online before buying. 

  1. Does Desloratadine Make You Sleepy or DrowsyDesloratadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine and does not make you feel sleepy. However, in rare cases, people feel drowsy or sleepy as a side effect of Desloratadine. 

  1. How Long Does Desloratadine Take to Work Desloratadine takes seventy-five minutes to take effect and offer relief from allergic reactions. The impact of Desloratadine lasts for up to 24 hours. 

  1. Can You Buy Desloratadine Over-the-CounterNo. Desloratadineis a prescription medication and it cannot be bought over-the-counter in the United Kingdom.  

  1. Will Desloratadine Impact My Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery? It is improbable that Desloratadine impacts your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, in rare cases, people have reported feeling drowsy or sleepy due to Desloratadine's side effectIt is advisable that if you take the medication for the first time, observe the medicine's effects on you. Then, decide if it is safe for you to drive or operate machinery when taking Desloratadine based on how you feel. 

  1. Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Desloratadine?  It is not advisable to drink alcohol when taking Desloratadine. Alcohol can make you feel sleepy or drowsy. 

  1. What Should I Do If I Take Too Much DesloratadineIf you accidentally consume an overdose of Desloratadine, consult your doctor immediately. It is advisable to seek medical attention even if you are not feeling any discomfort due to the overdose.  

  1. What Should I Do If I Forget to Take Desloratadine When I Should? If you forget a dose of Desloratadine, take it as soon as you remember. Then take the next dose at the regular time. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the forgotten dose and continue taking the medication as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose. 

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