Clarinex is an antihistamine medication that can be prescribed for adults and children 12 years of age and older to treat the symptoms of seasonal and year-round allergies. These include runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. It can be difficult to avoid allergens such as pollen, pet dander, smoke, perfumes, and such, so taking Clarinex once a day can enable you to enjoy inside and outside activities without a handful of tissues for your nose or eyes. Because Clarinex does not readily enter your brain from your blood, it is less likely to cause drowsiness so you are able to function at home, work or school while taking it.
How Clarinex Relieves Allergy Symptoms
Histamines are chemical substances that your immune system produces when there is danger or a threat detected. In this case, it is something you are allergic to. Your eyes water, your nose runs, and you sneeze, which is the cunning plan of histamine as a way to wash away or expel the intruder. You now spend time rubbing your eyes, sniffing, and blowing your nose to try and find some relief.
Clarinex or generic Desloratadine will provide you with just that by blocking the histamine receptor in your body so you are not affected by the actions of histamine. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the same company that makes the brand product.
Other Conditions Treated by Clarinex
Hives, medically known as urticaria, can be a reaction to coming into contact with an allergen, insect bites or stings, medication, or certain foods. Clarinex is able to block histamine from causing the itchy rash that usually shows as pale red swollen bumps or welts and can be itchy, or feel like the area is burning or stinging. Chronic hives is a condition that can last for several weeks or recur over months or years and cause you to lose sleep and interfere with your daily schedule. Many times the cause of chronic hives is never found. Clarinex, taken as directed, can help minimize your symptoms so you can concentrate on other things and rest comfortably.
Before You Take Clarinex
Ask your doctor if Clarinex is safe to take if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies you have with your doctor and list any OTC and Rx medicine you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and vitamin or dietary supplements that could interfere or alter the effects of Clarinex. For children as young as 6 months old, ask your doctor about Clarinex Syrup.
Clarinex Precautions and Proper Use
Until you know how Clarinex will affect you, avoid unsafe tasks such as driving or operating machinery. Do not start or stop taking other medicine while taking Clarinex unless it has been authorized by your doctor. If you experience any swelling around your eyes, face, lips, or tongue, check with your doctor right away.
Possible Side Effects of Clarinex
• Dry mouth
• Loss of appetite
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