Desloratadine Dosage

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Dosage of Desloratadine in details

The dose of a drug and dosage of the drug are two different terminologies. Dose is defined as the quantity or amount of medicine given by the doctor or taken by the patient at a given period. Dosage is the regimen prescribed by the doctor about how many days and how many times per day the drug is to be taken in specified dose by the patient. The dose is expressed in mg for tablets or gm, micro gm sometimes, ml for syrups or drops for kids syrups. The dose is not fixed for a drug for all conditions, and it changes according to the condition or a disease. It also changes on the age of the patient.
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Desloratadine Dosage

Generic name: Desloratadine 5mg

Dosage form: tablet, film coated; oral solution

The information at Drugs.com is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Although an orally disintegrating tablet formulation of Desloratadine may be available in the marketplace, Desloratadine® RediTabs® Tablets are no longer marketed.

Desloratadine Tablets,

Oral Solution, or RediTabs Tablets may be taken without regard to meals. Place Desloratadine (Desloratadine) RediTabs Tablets on the tongue and allow to disintegrate before swallowing. Tablet disintegration occurs rapidly. Administer with or without water. Take tablet immediately after opening the blister.

The age-appropriate dose of Desloratadine

Oral Solution should be administered with a commercially available measuring dropper or syringe that is calibrated to deliver 2 mL and 2.5 mL (½ teaspoon).

Adults and Adolescents 12 Years of Age and Over

The recommended dose of Desloratadine Tablets or Desloratadine Tablets is one 5-mg tablet once daily. The recommended dose of Desloratadine

Oral Solution is 2 teaspoonfuls (5 mg in 10 mL) once daily.

Children 6 to 11 Years of Age

The recommended dose of Desloratadine

Oral Solution is 1 teaspoonful (2.5 mg in 5 mL) once daily. The recommended dose of Desloratadine Tablets is one 2.5-mg tablet once daily.

Children 12 Months to 5 Years of Age

The recommended dose of Desloratadine

Oral Solution is ½ teaspoonful (1.25 mg in 2.5 mL) once daily.

Children 6 to 11 Months of Age

The recommended dose of Desloratadine

Oral Solution is 2 mL (1 mg) once daily.

Adults with Hepatic or Renal Impairment

In adult patients with liver or renal impairment, a starting dose of one 5-mg tablet every other day is recommended based on pharmacokinetic data. Dosing recommendation for children with liver or renal impairment cannot be made due to lack of data.

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What other drugs will affect Desloratadine?

There may be other drugs that can interact with Desloratadine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Desloratadine interactions

Interactions are the effects that happen when the drug is taken along with the food or when taken with other medications. Suppose if you are taking a drug Desloratadine, it may have interactions with specific foods and specific medications. It will not interact with all foods and medications. The interactions vary from drug to drug. You need to be aware of interactions of the medicine you take. Most medications may interact with alcohol, tobacco, so be cautious.
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Inhibitors Of Cytochrome P450 3A4

In controlled clinical studies co-administration of Desloratadine with ketoconazole, erythromycin, or azithromycin resulted in increased plasma concentrations of Desloratadine and 3 hydroxydesloratadine, but there were no clinically relevant changes in the safety profile of Desloratadine.

Fluoxetine

In controlled clinical studies co-administration of Desloratadine with fluoxetine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), resulted in increased plasma concentrations of Desloratadine and 3 hydroxydesloratadine, but there were no clinically relevant changes in the safety profile of Desloratadine.

Cimetidine

In controlled clinical studies co-administration of Desloratadine with cimetidine, a histamine H2-receptor antagonist, resulted in increased plasma concentrations of Desloratadine and 3 hydroxydesloratadine, but there were no clinically relevant changes in the safety profile of Desloratadine.

Drug Abuse And Dependence

There is no information to indicate that abuse or dependency occurs with Desloratadine Tablets.


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References

  1. DailyMed. "DESLORATADINE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. FDA/SPL Indexing Data. "FVF865388R: The UNique Ingredient Identifier (UNII) is an alphanumeric substance identifier from the joint FDA/USP Substance Registration System (SRS).". https://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/Data... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. MeSH. "Cholinergic Antagonists". https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68... (accessed September 17, 2018).

Reviews

The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Desloratadine are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Desloratadine. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

1 consumer reported frequency of use

How frequently do I need to take Desloratadine?
It was reported by ndrugs.com website users that Desloratadine should ideally be taken Once in a day as the most common frequency of the Desloratadine. You should you adhere strictly to the instructions and guidelines provided by your doctor on how frequently this Desloratadine should be taken. Get another patient's view on how frequent the capsule should be used by clicking here.
Users%
Once in a day1
100.0%


3 consumers reported doses

What doses of Desloratadine drug you have used?
The drug can be in various doses. Most anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive drugs, pain killers, or antibiotics are in different low and high doses and prescribed by the doctors depending on the severity and demand of the condition suffered by the patient. In our reports, ndrugs.com website users used these doses of Desloratadine drug in following percentages. Very few drugs come in a fixed dose or a single dose. Common conditions, like fever, have almost the same doses, e.g., [acetaminophen, 500mg] of drug used by the patient, even though it is available in various doses.
Users%
1-5mg2
66.7%
11-50mg1
33.3%


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