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Brand Name: Clarinex®
Active Ingredient:   desloratadine
Strength(s): 5 mg
Dosage Form(s):   Tablet
Company Name:    Schering Corporation
Availability:         Prescription only
*Date Approved by FDA:   December 21, 2001
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.

What is Clarinex used for?

Clarinex is used to treat symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (“hay fever”) in patients 12 years of age and older.

Who should not take Clarinex?

You should not take Clarinex if you are allergic to Claritin or Clarinex, or to any of the ingredients in Claritin or Clarinex. 

What should I tell my health care provider?

Tell your health care provider if you: 

  • have or had liver problems 
  • have or had kidney problems 
  • are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding 

Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how Clarinex works or Clarinex may affect how your other medicines work. 

What are some possible side effects of Clarinex? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Clarinex. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)

  • pharyngitis (sore throat) 
  • dry mouth 
  • sleepiness 
  •  tiredness 

For more detailed information about Clarinex, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.   Link to Clarinex's approved label and patient information   

Date Posted: 11/22/02

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source: FDA

last update: December 2004

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