Generic name: DESLORATADINE 5mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated
Drug class: Antihistamines
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 14, 2022.
Although the oral solution and the orally disintegrating tablet formulation of desloratadine may be available in the marketplace, CLARINEX® Oral Solution and CLARINEX® RediTabs® Tablets are no longer marketed.
CLARINEX Tablets, Oral Solution, or RediTabs Tablets may be taken without regard to meals. Place CLARINEX (desloratadine) RediTabs Tablets on the tongue and allow to disintegrate before swallowing. Tablet disintegration occurs rapidly. Administer with or without water. Take tablet immediately after opening the blister.
The age-appropriate dose of CLARINEX Oral Solution should be administered with a commercially available measuring dropper or syringe that is calibrated to deliver 2 mL and 2.5 mL (½ teaspoon).
Adults and Adolescents 12 Years of Age and Over
The recommended dose of CLARINEX Tablets or CLARINEX RediTabs Tablets is one 5-mg tablet once daily. The recommended dose of CLARINEX Oral Solution is 2 teaspoonfuls (5 mg in 10 mL) once daily.
Children 6 to 11 Years of Age
The recommended dose of CLARINEX Oral Solution is 1 teaspoonful (2.5 mg in 5 mL) once daily. The recommended dose of CLARINEX RediTabs Tablets is one 2.5-mg tablet once daily.
Children 12 Months to 5 Years of Age
The recommended dose of CLARINEX Oral Solution is ½ teaspoonful (1.25 mg in 2.5 mL) once daily.
Children 6 to 11 Months of Age
The recommended dose of CLARINEX Oral Solution is 2 mL (1 mg) once daily.
Adults with Hepatic or Renal Impairment
In adult patients with liver or renal impairment, a starting dose of one 5-mg tablet every other day is recommended based on pharmacokinetic data. Dosing recommendation for children with liver or renal impairment cannot be made due to lack of data [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
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