Clarinex is used in the treatment of allergies and the symptoms it can cause.
How it Works
Clarinex is an antihistamine- anti-allergy medicine. There is a natural substance produced in the body called histamine, histamine is stored in the mast cells throughout the body. When an allergic reaction occurs due to exposure of pollen, dust etc. , cells in the body release histamine, this causes histamine to bind to certain receptors in the body, which then leads to allergy symptoms. By taking Clarinex histamine is prevented from binding to its receptors, which helps to provide relief from hay fever symptoms and allergies.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Clarinex may suffer from such side effects; Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Pain during periods, Fatigue, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Sore throat, Stomach upset, Headache, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
Desloratadine is a common drug used to cure the symptoms of allergies. It is mostly given for regular use to keep allergic rhinitis or similar allergic problems at bay. This drug is often prescribed by doctors to make sure that the patients do not suffer from cold or flu like symptoms such as sneezing, cough, running nose, or other such symptoms. It can also be given to patients having itching and rashes in cases of skin dermatitis or other similar allergies.
With the proper advice of a physician, it can be selected as a medication. It has many uses and it is given to manage plenty of conditions, especially in cases of allergic rhinitis. It helps in reducing the symptoms of colds and other symptoms of allergy in the long term without causing any major side effects. Symptoms like sneezing, itching, runny nose, and other allergic manifestations through nasal and skin conditions can be suppressed. In tablet form, the drug can also be given when experiencing skin allergies so as to get rid of such symptoms.
Dosage and administration
A dosage of the 5 mg tablet usually works quite well for cases of allergic rhinitis. It is taken orally and the effect is gradual without any major side effects. Doses should be taken according to the prescription by the doctor.
All kinds of allergic reactions should be mentioned to the doctor before the drug is prescribed and consumed.In case of any previous history of allergy with the same drug, one should avoid taking the medication.For children and pregnant women, the medicine should only be taken after a proper consultation.Driving or performing any heavy duties after taking the medication should be avoided as drowsiness may possibly be experienced.Any kind of liver or kidney disease should be informed to the doctor before the drug is prescribed and consumed.
Problems of the gastrointestinal tract may occur in some cases after the consumption of this drug.Mild stomach upsets due to allergy or hypersensitivity can also surface.Increase in heart rate, fever and flu like symptoms, and jaundice may be very rare manifestations.Some of the less serious side effects are:Muscle painDrowsinessNausea and vomitingIn all these scenarios, patients should ideally consult with their doctors immediately so as to determine the right causes of the side effects.