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|Type of medicine||Antihistamine|
|Works by||Blocks the effects of histamines|
|Effective within||30 minutes|
|Pack size||30 Tablets|
|Common side effects||Headache, Dry mouth, Fatigue|
|Manufacturer||AAH Pharmaceuticals, Accord Healthcare, Alliance Healthcare, Bristol Laboratories, Crescent Pharma, DE Pharmaceuticals, Medihealth, Phoenix Healthcare Distribution, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, Vitaris Healthcare|
|Use with alcohol||Clinical trials showed no interaction but post-marketing use showed incidences of alcohol intolerance and intoxication|
What is Desloratadine and what is it used for?
Desloratadine 5mg tablets are a prescription-only non-drowsy antihistamine treatment for allergic rhinitis. They prevent symptoms such as sneezing, congestion and runny nose.
The treatment is effective against allergy to pollens (hay fever) as well as household irritants such as dust mites and pet dander And should be taken once a day. It is not available to buy over the counter.
Desloratadine can be taken by adults once a day to keep allergy symptoms at bay. Each box contains 30 tablets and you can purchase up to 6 boxes in one transaction.
What is allergic rhinitis?
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 the 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.
How does Desloratadine work?
One of the principal chemicals 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:
- Wear wrap-around sunglasses
- Keep windows closed when it is a day with a high pollen count.
- Try to have a shower after a day almost straight away. This will remove any trapped pollen grains from your hair and or skin.
There is an extremely large range of over-the-counter hayfever treatments you can purchase in any pharmacy, these vary from tablets to nasal sprays and also eye drops. You should try these before moving on to prescription-only medicine.
To find out more about how it compares with another popular treatment, read our Desloratadine Vs Loratadine guide.
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.
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.
The active ingredient contained in Desloratadine is: Desloratadine 5mg
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).
Desloratadine side effects
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Desloratadine, however, if you do they may include:
- Dry mouth
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.
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Desloratadine 5mg Tablets FAQs
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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.
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:
- It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
- Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
- Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
- Wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Desloratadine and other allergy treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.
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.