Desloratadine is a medicine to relieve allergy symptoms, such as itchy skin, watery eyes, or hives. This drug, which is available in tablet and syrup form, should only be used according to a doctor's prescription.

Desloratadine is a second generation antihistamine drug that works by inhibiting histamine substances. Histamine substances are natural substances in the body that trigger allergy symptoms when the body is exposed to allergy-triggering substances (allergens).

Desloratadine trademarks: Desdin, Desfumed, Desloratadine, Deslo, Delosdin, Destavell

What is Desloratadine

class Prescription drug
Category Antihistamine
Benefit Relieves allergy symptoms
Consumed by Adults and children
Desloratadine for pregnant and lactating women


Category C: Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women.

Drugs should only be used if the expected benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

Desloratadine can be absorbed into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.

Drug form Tablets and syrup

Warnings Before Taking Desloratadine

There are several things that you should pay attention to before consuming desloratadine, including:

  • Do not take desloratadine if you are allergic to this drug. Tell your doctor about any history of allergies you have.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or currently have kidney disease , epilepsy, liver disease , diabetes, or phenylketonuria .
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements or herbal products.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.
  • If you are planning to have surgery or allergy testing, tell your doctor that you are taking desloratadine.
  • Avoid driving and doing activities that require alertness while taking desloratadine, because the drug may cause drowsiness in some people.
  • See your doctor right away if you have an allergic drug reaction , serious side effects, or overdose after taking desloratadine.

Dosage and Rules of Use Desloratadine

The dose of desloratadine varies in each patient. The doctor will determine the dose according to the age and condition of the patient. In general, the following is the dosage of desloratadine for allergic reactions :

  • Adults: 5 mg, once daily
  • Children 6–11 months: 1 mg, once daily
  • Children 1–5 years: 1.25 mg once daily
  • Children 6–11 years: 2.5 mg, once daily

How to Take Desloratadine Correctly

Take desloratadine according to doctor 's instructions and instructions on the drug packaging. Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor first. Desloratadine can be taken before or after meals.

If you take desloratadine in syrup form, be sure to use the measuring spoon provided in the package.

If you forget to take desloratadine, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearing time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your desloratadine dose to make up for a missed dose.

Store desloratadine at room temperature and place in a closed container. Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children.

Desloratadine Interactions with Other Drugs

Taking desloratadine with ketoconazole, fluoxetine , erythromycin, cimetidine , or azithromycin may increase the blood level of desloratadine. To be safe, consult your doctor if you plan to use desloratadine with other medications.

Desloratadine Side Effects and Dangers

Some of the side effects that can arise after consuming desloratadine are:

  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Tired or loss of appetite
  • Nausea or stomach ache

Check with a doctor if the complaints mentioned above do not go away or get worse. Immediately see a doctor if you experience an allergic reaction to the drug which can be characterized by symptoms such as swelling of the eyelids or lips, shortness of breath, or an itchy rash on the skin.

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