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Generic: desloratadine-pseudoephedrine
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This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of allergies
               



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What is this medicine?

DESLORATADINE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (des lor AT a deen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of allergies. It reduces congestion, sneezing, runny nose, and itching.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • difficulty urinating
  • disease of the blood vessels or heart
  • glaucoma
  • high blood pressure

- kidney disease

  • liver disease
  • thyroid disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to desloratadine, loratadine, pseudoephedrine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take with or without food. Do not break, chew, or crush. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Patients over 60 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • digoxin
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • medicines for allergies, colds, breathing difficulties
  • medicines for headaches like dihydroergotamine, ergotamine
  • procarbazine
  • stimulants

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • linezolid
  • medicines for depression like amitriptyline, nortriptyline
  • medicines for heart disease or blood pressure like atenolol, clonidine, doxazosin, mecamylamine, or reserpine
  • methyldopa
  • nitroglycerin
  • sodium lactate
  • some medicines for sleep during surgery
  • St. John's wort
  • theophylline
  • tizanidine
  • yohimbine

               
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