Generic Clarinex is an antihistamine that reduces the effect of natural histamine, a chemical responsible for allergic reactions in the body. It is used to treat seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis such as sneezing, watery eyes and runny nose in individual of age group.
Generic Clarinex is should be stored at a temperature that varies from 15-25 degree centigrade. It should be kept away from light, heat and moisture. The medicine should always be kept in such a place that is not reachable to kids and pets. Generic Clarinex got FDA approval in December 2001.
Generic Clarinex is light blue film-coated tablet that is round in shape. It contains desloratadine as an active ingredient. The medicine, like any other medicine also has various inactive ingredients such as talc, white wax, and dibasic calcium phosphate dehydrates, carnauba wax, etc. The film coating of the tablet has titanium dioxide, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, etc.
Other medicines of the same category include:
Mechanism of action:
Histamine is released from the mast cells and get attached to the receptors that are present on the cells. This activates the cells resulting in the secretion of chemicals that causes allergy or allergic reaction in the body. Generic Clarinex mainly works by blocking the H1 receptor resulting in the prevention of cells, (H1 receptor containing cells) by histamine.
Generic Clarinex is used for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis such as sneezing, watery eyes and runny nose.
Some patient might get allergic reaction due to intake of generic Clarinex. So, if the user is experiencing difficulty in breathing, swelling in face, lips, tongue or throat then they must consult to the doctor.
Few users of Clarinex might get serious side effects such as uneven heartbeat, fever, flu, convulsion, jaundice, etc.
Some of the side effects exhibited by the patient might be less serious such as dry mouth, sore throat, cough, muscle pain, tiredness, drowsiness, nausea, diarrhoea and headache.
Generic Clarinex might react with some other medicine and can cause adverse reaction on the health. Therefore, the patient should always keep a list of all drugs and they should share the list with the doctor when they consult them. In case they are using any prescribed medicine or non-prescribed medicine or herbal products, then they should tell about that to the doctor before using this medicine.
Generic Clarinex should not be taken in larger or smaller amount than suggested by the doctor. The user needs to take this effective medicine once daily. The tablet should not be crushed, chewed or break. Instead it is swallowed as a whole tablet. If the patient is taking syrup, they need to measure the exact dose with dose-measuring spoon or cup for accurate measurement. The dosages actually vary with age, severity of the condition and medicine tolerance power of the person. It is therefore; better to consult to the doctor for exact dose of the medicine.
If the patient misses the dose, then they should take it as soon as they recall about it. If it is time for the next dose, then they should skip the missed dose and take the dose as per their planning. For making up the missed dose, the patient should never take double dose of the medicine.
If the overdose is suspected by the patient, then they should consult to the doctor immediately.
Prior taking generic Clarinex, if the patient is allergic to desloratadine or Loretadine, then should tell to the doctor. The tablet of Clarinex contains various inactive ingredients that might cause allergic reactions in the patients. So if the patient is facing any allergy problem then they should reveal this to their doctor before the condition become worse.
Before taking generic Clarinex, the patient, if have any medical record of disease related to kidney or liver, should tell to the doctor so that dose can be adjusted properly.
It might cause drowsiness in some patients so work such as driving, machinery should be avoided.
Prior taking this generic Clarinex, if the patient is using any prescription or non-prescription medicine then they should speak to the doctor. Since Clarinex contain sugar in it, the diabetic patient should take this medicine with utmost care.
Generic Clarinex passes in the breast milk of the breast-feeding patient. So they should consult with the doctor for the risk and benefit for using this medicine.
|Strength||Clarinex 5 mg|