Q: Is Desloratadine an effective medicine for allergy?
Allergic rhinitis (running nose, watery eyes) and urticaria (severe itchy, red rashes on the skin) are common problems due to seasonal or specific triggering factors (cold weather, infections, dust, pollen, foods, pets, chemicals, etc.)...
The effects of Desloratadine last for an extended period when compared to similar medicines and also causes less drowsiness or sleepiness, which is familiar with this class of medicines
Desloratadine gives quick relief and causes lesser side effects than other treatments offered for this purpose
It was also proven to be effective in relieving watery nose and improving the airflow through the nose
Q: Is there anything else I need to know before using Desloratadine?
The tablet form is usually recommended in patients above 12 years of age, and the syrup for children below 12 years
Use this medicine with caution in patients who have seizures (fits) or a family history of the same
In case of running nose, you can stop taking Desloratadine after relief of symptoms. But, in the presence of prolonged or severe symptoms, that continue for weeks, it may have to be taken for more extended periods of time...
For urticaria (itchy rashes), the treatment duration may vary from person to person