Clarinex is an antihistamine which used to treat the symptoms of allergic conditions (itchy/watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, hives). Also this medication is used to treat skin hives and itching in patients with chronic skin reactions.
Dosage and direction
For adults and children 12 and older, the usual dose is 5 mg once a day. If you have kidney or liver disease, the recommended dose is 5 mg every other day.
For children 6 years to 11 years old: The usual dose is 2.5 mg once a day.
For children 12 months to 5 years old: The usual dose is 1.25 mg once a day.
For children 6 months to 11 months old: The usual dose is 1.0 mg once a day.
Note: this instruction presented here just for review. It's very necessary to consult with your doctor before using. It help you to get best results.
If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not take double or extra doses. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.
Symptoms of Clarinex may include: confusion; difficulty breathing; drowsiness; fast heartbeat; hallucinations; inability to sleep; loss of consciousness; tremor. If you experience one of them call your doctor immediately.
Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.
Do not take Clarinex if you are allergic to any of its components, of if you bear an allergic reaction to similar medications (like desloratadine and loratadine). Prior to taking the medication, inform your doctor of any current kidney or liver illness; you are dosage may be adjusted accordingly, or you may not be allowed to take Clarinex altogether. Clarinex should not be used during pregnancy, becoming pregnancy or lactating.
Do not use before breast-feeding without doctor's advice.
Clarinex is not allowed to people with hypersensitivity to drug, its components, or loratadine
Clarinex interact with such drugs: erythromycin and ketoconazole. Also note that interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. As usual it affects the the effect of drugs, so consult with your doctor about how it interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Possible side effect
They may include an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Also the most possible side effects include:
- fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat;
- fever, flu symptoms;
- seizure (convulsions); or
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
- Less serious include:
- dry mouth, sore throat, cough;
- muscle pain;
- drowsiness, tired feeling;
- nausea, diarrhea; or
If you experience one of them stop using Clarinex and tell your doctor as soon as possible. Also consult with your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual.