Clarinex is an anti-histamine compound used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever, i.e. runny nose, sneezing, watering or itching eyes. Clarinex is also used to treat hives and itching of the skin.
How should I use this medicine?
Clarinex tablets should be taken orally. Ensure that the instructions on the package insert are followed. The tablet should be swallowed whole with water. Never chew the tablets. Clarinex is usually taken once a day. Do not take more than dose per day unless instructed by your doctor.
What if I miss a dose?
If a dose is missed, you may take it as soon as possible. Thereafter, revert to your regular dosing schedule. You should not take a double dose.
What precautions should I take while using Clarinex?
You may experience some uncomfortable side-effects when first using Clarinex. If any symptoms persist for more than a few days, you must contact a doctor or a health care professional. While using Clarinex it is advisable to have regular check-ups to ensure that the medication is working correctly.
When first using Clarinex do not drive or perform any dangerous activity. This medication can cause dizziness or fainting. When getting up, after sitting or lying down, do it gradually especially if you are an elderly person. Alcohol can increase dizziness therefore avoid drinking alcohol while using Desloratadin.
Increase your daily intake of water while using Desloratadin to avoid dry mouth. Sucking hard candy or chewing sugar-free gum will also help.