Desloratadine belongs to a class of drugs known as antihistamines. Desloratadine is used in medicine to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, itching and hives on the skin. The common brand name for desloratadine is Clarinex. Desloratadine may also be used to treat other conditions as specified by the health care.
Desloratadine is used in the treatment of dermatological conditions. More specifically, the drug is used to treat allergic reactions, cold-like symptoms, and skin hives. Desloratadine may also be used for purposes not listed in this guide, at the discretion of the prescriber.
Desloratadine is an antihistamine; a drug which works to reduce the effects of histamine on the body. It is histamine, after all, which causes allergic symptoms - released from cells in the body called basophils and mast cells.
Desloratadine is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include dry mouth, muscle pain, nausea, drowsiness, and headache.