Aerius

Aerius

desloratadine

Manufacturer:

Organon

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Desloratadine
Indications/Uses
Rapid relief of symptoms associated w/ allergic rhinitis (eg, sneezing, nasal discharge & itching, congestion/stuffiness, ocular itching, tearing & redness, itching of palate & coughing) & urticaria (eg, relief of itching, size & number of hives).
Dosage/Direction for Use
Tab Adult & adolescents (≥12 yr) 1 tab once daily. Syr/Oral soln Adult (including geriatrics) & adolescents (≥12 yr) 10 mL once daily. Childn 6-11 yr 5 mL once daily, 1-5 yr 2.5 mL once daily, 6-11 mth 2 mL once daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to desloratadine or loratadine.
Special Precautions
Discontinue use if seizure occurs. Patients w/ medical or family history of seizures. Concomitant use w/ macrolides eg, erythromycin or imidazole antifungal eg, ketoconazole. May cause drowsiness. Renal disease patients; severe renal insufficiency (GFR <30 mL/min). Not to be used during pregnancy. Not recommended during lactation. Tab: Childn <12 yr; Syr: <6 mth.
Adverse Reactions
Fatigue, dry mouth & headache. Syr (infants & toddlers 6-23 mth): Diarrhea, fever & insomnia.
MIMS Class
Antihistamines & Antiallergics
ATC Classification
R06AX27 - desloratadine ; Belongs to the class of other antihistamines for systemic use.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Aerius oral soln 0.5 mg/mL
Packing/Price
60 mL x 1's
Form
Aerius syr 0.5 mg/mL
Packing/Price
60 mL x 1's
Form
Aerius tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
100's;10's
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