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What is the drug Clarinex used for?
Desloratadine is a tricyclic H1-antihistamine that is basically used for the treatment of allergies. It is the active metabolite of loratadine. It reduces the natural chemical effects of histamine which are sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. It is also used to treat skin hives and itching related to chronic skin infections. Clarinex blocks histamine, which is produced by our body during allergic reactions, thus, relieving the symptoms related to allergies.
You can buy Clarinex online from Canada Pharmacy on the prescription of your doctor.
The active ingredient is Desloratadine 5 mg.
Clarinex comes in three forms; tablet, rapidly dissolving tablet and solution. For the regular tablet, usually, the dose for adults is 1 tablet of 5mg once a day. It is taken by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. Do not chew, break, or rush the tablet.
When using rapidly dissolving tablets of Clarinex, let the tablet dissolve on your tongue before swallowing it with or without water. Remember to take out the tablet from its blister pack just before using it.
When using the liquid form of Clarinex, make sure that its dosage is measured with the special spoon or container provided with the bottle. This ensures accurate dose measurement. Never use ordinary household spoons as they may not give you the correct dosage.
Clarinex dosage should only be prescribed by your physician as it depends upon the age, medical condition, and response to treatment of the patient. Do not increase, decrease, alter, or stop the medication without consulting your doctor.
Before starting your treatment with Clarinex, following factors must be discussed with your physician to avoid any complications down the line. These include:
- Allergy to desloratadine
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- In geriatric cases especially over 65 years of age
- Pediatric cases
Like any other drug, there may be side effects experienced with the usage of Clarinex. Consult your physician immediately on the development of the following adverse effects.
- Allergic reaction
- Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat
- Fever, flu-like symptoms
- Seizures, convulsions
- Dry mouth, sore throat, cough
- Muscle pain
- Drowsiness, tiredness
- Nausea, diarrhea
Product Code: 365
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.