Clarinex and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Clarinex 5mg and/or Equivalents||ARP-Desloratadine, Aerius, Aerius with Trial, Desloratadine, Praxis-allergyDesloratadine|
Clarinex Drug Description
Clarinex is an oral medication drug that belongs to the category of antihistamines. The tablets are light blue in colour and round in shape. Every tablet is film coated and contains 5 mg desloratadine. The other ingredients found in Clarinex include dibasic calcium phosphate dehydrate USP, microcrystalline cellulose NF, corn starch, white wax, carnauba wax, talc, coating material made of hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, polyethylene glycol and titanium dioxide. The medicine may also be available in a syrup form. The syrup is a clear orange colour liquid combination containing similar ingredients listed above with slight variations. It also contains granulated sugar, natural and artificial flavour, etc.
Conditions Treated by Clarinex
Clarinex is commonly used to reduce the effects of natural histamine in the body. High levels of histamine may produce symptoms like cold, cough, flu, sneezing, watery eyes, itching, runny nose etc. The main ingredient in the drug – Desloratadine is used to treat allergies in patients. It is used frequently to treat skin hives, skin itching, chronic reactions. The medicine may also be used for other purposes and treatments not mentioned here. It is commonly used in combination with other drugs to treat several illnesses.
Clarinex Dosage Information
a.) Typical dosage recommendations
It is important to take the medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Larger doses may lead to complications and lesser quantities may not provide the desired effect. Clarinex is usually taken once a day, prefereably in the morning. It is better to have it along with a meal. Do not crush the tablet while having it, swallow it whole with a glass of water for better results. If you have been prescribed the liquid form of the medicine, measure it before having it. Ask your pharmacist for a measuring cap if you do not already have one. In some cases doctors may prescribe larger doses or smaller doses based on a patient’s age, gender, present health condition and other medication.
b.) Missing a dose
When you miss a dose of the medication you may experience a relapse of symptoms. Depending on your present health condition ask your doctor what the best course of action is as soon as you realize you have missed a dose. In most minor cases, doctors may suggest a replacement dose as long as more than four hours remain until the next actual due dose. However, if a patient suffering from serious conditions misses a dose, the doctor may need to examine him and accordingly advise him on what to do next based on the physical difficulties experienced due to the missed dose.
If you consume more than the required quantity of the medicine within a short span of time, it may result in an overdose. Typical symptoms of an overdose include rapid change in heart beat, difficulty breathing, extreme confusion, shortness of breath, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, skin rashes etc. In some cases an overdose may be fatal. It is safer to consult your doctor if you consume more than the required quantity of the medicine and experience problems after doing so. Note that consuming more than the necessary quantity will not help treat the health problem faster or more effectively.
If you are allergic to the ingredients avoid taking the medicine. It is safer to undergo an allergy test before beginning your dosage to be on the safe side. If you are allergic to similar drugs and antihistamines then avoid taking Clarinex. If you have any liver disease or are on any liver medication then avoid taking the drug. If you suffer from kidney failure or severe kidney problems then consuming Clarinex could worsen the problem. Do not give the medicine to children unless the doctor specifies that it is safe for them. If you suffer from any heart ailment then inform your doctor before beginning the dosage. If you are pregnant or plan on conceiving in the near future, inform your doctor before taking the medicine. The medicine may affect the ne born baby or fetus. Furthermore, avoid taking the medicine if you are still nursing a new born baby because certain ingredients in the medicine may pass onto the breast milk and affect the baby. Avoid taking the medicine along with other antihistamine tablets because it may cause other problems in the body and weaken the immune system. While on the medication avoid foods that may cause allergies and flu like problems.
Clarinex Side Effects
Most medicines may lead to side effects in people. However, not every side effect is considered serious. Sometimes, side effects are the body’s way of getting used to the ingredients in the drug. Common side effects of the drug include different kinds of allergic reactions like facial swelling, body swelling, hives all over the body, problems breathing etc. It is important to seek medical help if the allergies get worse over time. Severe side effects of the drug include rapid change in heart beat, fast pounding of the heart and palpitations, uneven heart beat, fever, flu like symptoms, seizures, convulsions, jaundice and yellowing of the eyes and skin. If these problems persist, hospitalization may be required. Some of the minor side effects of the drug include dryness in the mouth, sore throat, cough, severe muscle pain, extreme drowsiness, extreme fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, headache, confusion, dizziness etc. If these side effects subside a few hours after initially beginning the course then there is usually no need for medical help. Although this list comprises the most common side effects of Clarinex some patients may suffer from effects not listed here. It is important to consult your doctor if you experience any problem, physical difficulty or mental problem while on the medication. In severe cases doctors may recommend discontinuing the medication.
Clarinex Drug Interactions
Several other kinds of drugs interact with Clarinex. Some health supplements and daily use vitamin tablets may also interact negatively with Clarinex. It is important to share related information on all the types of medicines you are on before beginning your course. Common medicines that interact with Clarinex are liver medication, kidney medication, blood sugar medication, heart medication etc.
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