Descure 10mg Tablet
Generic name: desloratadine (DES lor A ta deen)
Brand name: Descure 10mg Tablet
Dosage forms: oral solution (2.5 mg/5 mL); oral tablet (5 mg); oral tablet, disintegrating (2.5 mg; 5 mg)
What is desloratadine?
Desloratadine is an antihistamine that is used to treat the symptoms of allergies, such as sneezing, watery eyes, itching, and runny nose.
Desloratadine is also used to treat skin hives and itching in people with chronic skin reactions.
Desloratadine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use desloratadine if you are allergic to desloratadine or to loratadine (Claritin).
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
kidney disease; or
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
This medicine may contain phenylalanine. Tell your doctor if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).
How should I take desloratadine?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
You may take desloratadine with or without food.
Carefully follow your doctor’s dosing instructions when giving this medicine to a child. Desloratadine should not be given to a child younger than 6 months old.
Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
Remove an orally disintegrating tablet from the package only when you are ready to take the medicine. Place the tablet on your tongue and allow it to dissolve, without chewing. Swallow several times as the tablet dissolves.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Protect the liquid medicine from light.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
What should I avoid while taking desloratadine?
Follow your doctor’s instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
Desloratadine side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Common side effects may include:
dry mouth, sore throat;
drowsiness, tiredness; or