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Desloratadine / Pseudoephedrine Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 9, 2019.

Applies to the following strengths: 5 mg-240 mg; 2.5 mg-120 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

2.5 mg desloratadine / 120 mg pseudoephedrine tablets: 1 tablet orally every 12 hours
Maximum dose: 1 tablet twice daily

Comments:
-Higher doses or more frequent dosing has not shown increased effectiveness, but may have more adverse effects.

Use: Relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

12 and older:
2.5 mg desloratadine / 120 mg pseudoephedrine tablets: 1 tablet orally every 12 hours
Maximum dose: 1 tablet twice daily

Comments:
-Higher doses or more frequent dosing has not shown increased effectiveness, but may have more adverse effects.

Use: Relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms

Renal Dose Adjustments

Not recommended.
-Renally impaired patients may accumulate pseudoephedrine.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Not recommended.

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients
-Narrow angle glaucoma
-Urinary retention
-Current monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) use or use within 14 days of stopping a MAOI
-Severe hypertension
-Severe coronary artery disease

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 12 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available
-Use should be avoided in renal impairment.
-Renally impaired patients may accumulate pseudoephedrine.

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Swallow extended release tablets whole; do not crush, break, or chew.
-Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
-May be taken with or without food.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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