What Desloratadine Tablets are
Desloratadine Tablets contain desloratadine which is an antihistamine.
How Desloratadine Tablets work
Desloratadine Tablets are an antiallergy medicine that do not make you drowsy. It helps control your allergic reaction and its symptoms. When Desloratadine Tablets should be used Desloratadine Tablets relieve symptoms associated
with allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal passages caused by an allergy, for example, hay fever or allergy to dust mites) in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older. These symptoms include sneezing, runny or itchy nose, itchy palate, and itchy, red or watery eyes.
Desloratadine Tablets are also used to relieve the symptoms associated with urticaria (a skin condition caused by an allergy). These symptoms include itching and hives.
Relief of these symptoms lasts a full day and helps you to resume your normal daily activities and sleep.
Uses / Instructions
The recommended dose is one tablet once a day with water, with or without food.
- This medicine is for oral use.
- Swallow the tablet whole.
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Desloratadine Tablets:
- If you have poor kidney function.
- if you have medical or familial history of seizures.
Do not give this medicine to children less than 12 years of age.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Common: the following may affect up to 1 in 10 people
• dry mouth
Very rare: the following may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people
• severe allergic reactions
• pounding or irregular heartbeat
• fast heartbeat
• stomach ache
• feeling sick (nausea)
• upset stomach
• inability to sleep
• muscle pain
• restlessness with increased body movement
• liver inflammation
• abnormal liver function tests.
See patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.
• The active substance is desloratadine. Each filmcoated tablet (tablet) contains 5mg desloratadine.
• The other ingredients are:
Tablet core: Microcrystalline cellulose, starch (pregelatinised), mannitol, talc, magnesium stearate.
Tablet coating: Hypromellose 6cP, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol 6000, indigo carmine aluminum lake (E132).