Treating the symptoms of allergic conditions (eg, itchy/watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, hives). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Desloratadine is an antihistamine. It works by blocking the action of histamine, which reduces the symptoms of an allergic reaction.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Desloratadine . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Desloratadine . However, no specific interactions with Desloratadine are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if Desloratadine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Desloratadine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Desloratadine .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Dizziness; muscle pain; nausea; sore throat; tiredness; upset stomach.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); dark urine; fast or irregular heartbeat; pale stools; seizures; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include confusion; difficulty breathing; drowsiness; fast heartbeat; hallucinations; inability to sleep; loss of consciousness; tremor.Proper storage of Desloratadine :
Store Desloratadine between 36 and 77 degrees F (2 and 25 degrees C) in a tightly closed container. Avoid storage at above 86 degrees F (30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Desloratadine out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Desloratadine . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.