Desloratadine FAQ

What is Desloratadine used for?

Desloratadine is used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) and allergies to other substances (e.g., dust mites, mold, pet dander, and pollen).

How should I take Desloratadine?

Take Desloratadine by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.

Is Desloratadine available over the counter?

Yes, Desloratadine is available over the counter without a prescription.

Can I take Desloratadine if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

It is important to consult a doctor before taking Desloratadine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can I drive while taking Desloratadine?

Desloratadine may cause mild drowsiness in some people. If you experience drowsiness, avoid driving or operating machinery.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Desloratadine?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to catch up.

What are the common side effects of Desloratadine?

Common side effects may include dry mouth, sore throat, muscle pain, drowsiness, tired feeling, and headache.

Can I consume alcohol while taking Desloratadine?

It is advisable to avoid consuming alcohol while taking Desloratadine as it may increase the likelihood of experiencing side effects such as drowsiness.

Is Desloratadine safe for children?

Desloratadine is safe for children under the age of 12, but it should be used with caution and under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

What is the maximum dose of Desloratadine per day?

The maximum recommended dose of Desloratadine is 5 mg per day for adults and children who are 12 years and older.

How quickly does Desloratadine start working?

Desloratadine typically starts working within 1-3 hours after taking it.

Can Desloratadine be taken with other medications?

It is important to consult a healthcare professional before taking Desloratadine with other medications to avoid potential drug interactions.

Is Desloratadine habit-forming?

Desloratadine is not habit-forming, and there is no evidence to suggest that it causes dependency.

What should I do if I experience an overdose of Desloratadine?

If an overdose is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Can I take Desloratadine if I have liver or kidney problems?

It is important to consult a healthcare professional before taking Desloratadine if you have liver or kidney problems as it may require dosage adjustments or close monitoring.

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