Clarinex is a selective H1-antihistamine which performs peripheral activity to reduce the effects of histamine in the body such as itching of the skin, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, and tickle in the back of your throat. Clarinex generic name is desloratadine. Clarinex may be used for other treatments not listed on the medical guide or leaflet. Clarinex is a prescription medication though you can buy Clarinex over the counter in most countries. Desloratadine which is a generic for Clarinex is sold with other brand names by different companies worldwide. The use of Clarinex OTC may not be very ideal due to the challenges of Clarinex dosage to be taken and if the medication is suitable for the specific allergy. Generic Clarinex can be taken to prevent allergies irrespective of your daily activities since it does not make patients to feel drowsy.
Clarinex Dosage Information
Patients are to strictly adhere to the prescribed Clarinex dosage by health care personnel or medical guide. Clarinex 5mg is usually taken once daily by adults are children above 12years old. Children between 6 to 11 years old may use half of Clarinex 5mg tablet (2.5mg) and children between 12 months and 5 years are to use 1.25mg of the tablet.If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of Clarinex at the same time. The dose recommended by your physician may be based on the following: the condition being treated, your medical conditions, if you are taking other medications, your age, your response to Clarinex and your body weight, height, or body surface area.
Generic Clarinex or desloratadine is sold for about US$2 per pill by most drug stores. Clarinex price may be reduced if you have a coupon. It may also be affected by discounts such as buying Clarinex tablets in an appreciable volume. Clarinex price is not affected in you want to buy Clarinex without prescription or if you want to buy Clarinex over the counter.
Possible Side effects
Reported side effects include a headache, dry mouth, fatigue, painful menstruation,nausea, joint pain, and gastrointestinal disturbance. Rare cases include tightness of the chest, wheezing, rash, and anaphylaxis.
Clarinex is absolutely wonderful when it comes to treating allergic rhinitis, itching, sneezing, rash, asthma like feeling. However lately I’ve been getting skipped heart beat feeling and light headedness after taking it for 2 years now. I’m guessing it’s due to Clarinex since I’m not taking any other medicines other than an occasional Biotin tablet. – Dpen
My daughter was diagnosed with asthma. I have tried everything under the sun to prevent these coughing spells that she would have after a cold. She has been on steroids, albuterol as well as a host of other meds. This one has been effective but it dries her nose out. I only give it at bedtime, once daily and it has worked so far.I never believed she had asthma. – Maddie1204
I’ve been taking Clarinex 5mg for 8 years. I tried Allegra & Zyrtec…no luck. I’m allergic to chicken, beer yeast, and 7 molds. My symptom is itching under the skin, which result in hives. My doctor put me on 25mg at first and it made me very sleepy. I take it about every 2-3 days and it works great for me. However, the insurance company is wanting me to try something else…they need proof that I have tried something else…we are currently waiting for their answer. In the meantime, I itch, cuz nothing else works except Clarinex – Mothermertle