Desloratadine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.

Desloratadine is used to treat the symptoms of allergies, such as sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose. It is also used to treat skin hives and itching in people with chronic skin reactions.

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  • Clarinex, Clarinex Reditabs, Neoclarityn, Aerius
  • Rare
    Anaphylaxis, such as, cough, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, fast heartbeat, hives, itching, puffiness or swelling of eyelids or around the eyes or face or lips or tongue, shortness of breath, skin rash, tightness in chest, unusual tiredness or weakness, wheezing
    dyspnea, such as, shortness of breath, difficult or labored breathing, tightness in chest, wheezing
    edema, such as, swelling
    pruritus, such as, itching skin
    rash
    tachycardia, such as, fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    urticaria, such as, hives or welts, itching, redness of skin, skin rash.
    Some of the side effects that can occur with desloratadine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Headache
    Less common
    Dizziness
    dry mouth
    dysmenorrhea, such as, difficult or painful menstruation
    dyspepsia, such as, acid or sour stomach, belching, heartburn, indigestion, stomach discomfort , upset or pain,
    fatigue, such as, unusual tiredness or weakness
    myalgia, such as, joint pain, swollen joints, muscle aching or cramping, muscle pains or stiffness, difficulty in moving
    pharyngitis, such as, body aches or pain, congestion, cough, dryness or soreness of throat, fever, hoarseness, runny nose, tender swollen glands in neck, trouble in swallowing, voice changes.
    somnolence, such as, sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    nausea
  • (oral tablet, oral tablet, disintegrating, oral solution)