Also known as: Desloratadine
Clarinex-D 24 Hour contains a combination of desloratadine and pseudoephedrine. Desloratadine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.
Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).
Clarinex-D 24 Hour is used to treat sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy or watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.
Clarinex-D 24 Hour is for adults and children who are at least 12 years old.
Take this medicine only as directed. Do not take more of it and do not take it more often than recommended on the label, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.
Not taking over-the-counter antihistamines and decongestants while taking desloratadine and pseudoephedrine combination.
When taking desloratadine and pseudoephedrine extended-release tablet:
Swallow it whole. Do not crush, break, or chew before swallowing.
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets [12 hour]): For nasal congestion or rhinorrhea Adults and teenagers—Oral, one tablet (2.5 milligrams desloratadine, 120 milligrams pseudoephedrine) two times a day 12 hours apart, taken with or without a meal Children 4 years of age and older—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor. Children and infants up to 4 years of age—Use is not recommended .
For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets [24 hour]): For nasal congestion or rhinorrhea Adults and teenagers—Oral, one tablet (5 milligrams desloratadine, 240 milligrams pseudoephedrine) daily, taken with or without a meal Children 4 years of age and older—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor. Children and infants up to 4 years of age—Use is not recommended .
If you overdose Generic Clarinex and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Generic Clarinex overdosage: fast heart rate.
Store at room temperature 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.