Maximum per order: 3
Pregnancy: Not suitable
Breastfeeding: Not suitable
Desloratidine tablets are a prescription-only treatment for allergic rhinitis. This includes symptoms such as sneezing, congestion and runny nose. It is effective against allergy to pollens (hay fever) as well as household irritants such as dust mites and pet dander. It is non-drowsy antihistamine, which is taken once per day.
Allergic rhinitis affects 20% of people in the UK. It occurs due to a hypersensitive immune system – when certain allergies enter the nose, the immune system rejects them as if they were an infection such as flu. To protect against the allergen, the body produces extra mucus, which leads to symptoms such as congestion and sneezing. It is not completely understood why certain people develop allergies, though they sometimes run in families. Some people only experience these symptoms during high pollen season (this is seasonal rhinitis, often called hay fever); others suffer year-round from allergies to household irritants such as dust mites and pet dander.
One of the principal chemicals that the body releases in reaction to an allergen is histamine. This causes inflammation of the nasal passages. Desloratadine tablets inhibit the body’s production of histamine, providing relief from these symptoms.
Desloratadine tablets can be taken alongside nasal spray and eye drop treatments for allergy symptoms.
There are some non-medicinal methods to help combat hay fever symptoms. Some of these may include:
There is an extremely large range of OTC (over the counter) products you can purchase in any pharmacy, these vary from tablets to nasal sprays and also eye drops. You should try these before moving onto a prescription only medicine.
Take one 5mg tablet each day, ideally at a similar time each day. Swallow the tablet whole with a sip of water, before or after a meal.
Desloratadine is most effective if taken every day. If you miss a dose, do not double your next dose to compensate.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Desloratadine, however if you do they may include:
Headache, dry mouth, fatigue
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The active ingredient contained in Desloratadine is:
Desloratadine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Microcrystalline cellulose (E460), hypromellose (E464), hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, maize starch, lactose monohydrate, talc, macrogol, titanium dioxide (E171), indigo carmine aluminium lake (E132).
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Desloratadine is unsuitable for you if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
It may be unsuitable for you if you have impaired kidney function.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
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The following delivery options are available:
All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before
All orders can be fully tracked in your account.
We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.
Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt.
Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.
Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering.
If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.
Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a
Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.
You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.
Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail
We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44
Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.
We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.
We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.
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You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Desloratadine to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.
Desloratadine is a prescription-only hay fever treatment. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of 3 packs of treatment at one time.
This allows us to balance offering our patients an adequate supply of treatment with regular checks on their condition, symptoms and effectiveness of treatment. This model ensures the perfect mix of convenience with optimal health and safety.
If you have no adverse effects and your hay fever is well controlled, you can log in and easily re-order another supply.
The active ingredient is desloratadine, an antihistamine. Histamine is one of the chemicals the body releases in response to allergens. It causes skin irritation and the inflammation of the nasal passages. Desloratadine reduces the production of histamine, which treats the symptoms of rhinitis.
The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our Doctor and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.
Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Desloratadine is available for next-day delivery.
Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Desloratadine online.
The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.
All of our hay fever treatments are supplied by the same UK-based wholesalers used by the large high-street chains such as Lloyds and Boots.
There are many advantages to buying allergic rhinitis treatment online, some include:
Desloratadine is available on the NHS from your GP if you have been diagnosed with breathing problems due to allergies. This is normally where we suggest people start their treatment, to ensure that their condition is properly diagnosed and any possible serious symptoms are addressed.
Many people can find it difficult to fit in time to see their GP or hard to get an appointment at all! It can therefore be more convenient to order your treatment online and have it delivered to your home or work address with minimum fuss. We also provide complete support to allow you to get any questions answered by our professional team by phone, email or live chat.
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