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Desloratadine 5mg Tablets
  • Desloratadine 5mg Tablets

Desloratadine 5mg Tablets

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Medication features

  • Effective anti allergy medicine that does not make you drowsy
  • Relief of hay fever symptoms lasts a full day
  • Helps to resume your normal daily activities and sleep
  • Relieve symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis
  • Suitable for adults and adolescents of 12 years and older
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Hay fever Doctor Service

Desloratadine Tablets contain desloratadine which is an antihistamine.

Relief of your symptoms lasts a full day and helps you to resume your normal daily activities and sleep.

How Desloratadine Tablets Work

  • Desloratadine Tablets are an anti allergy medicine that do not make you drowsy.
  • It helps control your allergic reaction and its symptoms.

These symptoms include sneezing, runny or itchy nose, itchy palate, and itchy, red or watery eyes. Desloratadine Tablets are also used to relieve the symptoms associated with urticaria (a skin condition caused by an allergy). These symptoms include itching and hives.

Relief of these symptoms lasts a full day and helps you to resume your normal daily activities and sleep.

When Desloratadine Tablets Should Be Used

Desloratadine Tablets relieve symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal passages caused by an allergy, for example, hay fever or allergy to dust mites).

Suitable In Adults & Adolescents Of 12 Years & Older.

You can order Desloratadine online from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. To see if you are suitable for this treatment, complete the online assessment and checkout. Our UK registered doctors will review the order and after approval pass the prescription to the Pharmacy team. We will then dispense and dispatch your order to your chosen address.

A good self care guide and information for hay fever is available on the NHS website.

NHS - Hay fever

Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, especially when it's warm, humid and windy.

What Can You Do To Ease Your Symptoms When The Pollen Count Is High?

  • Keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
  • Wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
  • Stay indoors whenever possible
  • Put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
  • Shower and change your clothes after you have been outside to wash pollen off
  • Vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
  • Buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Cases of severe allergic reactions (diculty in breathing, wheezing, itching, hives and swelling) have been reported very rarely.

If you notice any of these serious side effects, stop taking the medicine and seek urgent medical advice straight away.

In clinical studies in adults, side effects were about the same as with a dummy tablet. However, fatigue, dry mouth and headache were reported more often than with a dummy tablet.

Possible side effects in adolescents:

  • Most common: headache.

In clinical studies with desloratadine, the following side effects were reported as:

Common: the following may affect up to 1 in 10 people

  • dry mouth
  • fatigue
  • headache

Possible side effects in adults:

Very rare: the following may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people

  • severe allergic reactions
  • rash
  • pounding or irregular heartbeat
  • fast heartbeat
  • stomach ache
  • feeling sick (nausea)
  • vomiting
  • upset stomach
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • inability to sleep
  • muscle pain
  • hallucinations
  • seizures
  • restlessness with increased body movement
  • liver inammation, abnormal liver function tests.

Possible side effects in children:

Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data

  • abnormal behaviour
  • slow heartbeat
  • change in the way the heart beats
  • aggression

For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, our Rightdose pharmacists or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.

You can help to make medicines safer by reporting any side-effects to the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

Patient Information Leaflet Desloratadine 5mg Film-coated Tablets

Other medicines and Desloratadine Tablets

There are no known interactions of Desloratadine Tablets with other medicines. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

Desloratadine Tablets with food, drink and alcohol

Desloratadine may be taken with or without a meal. Use caution when taking Desloratadine Tablets with alcohol.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Taking Desloratadine Tablets is not recommended if you are pregnant or nursing a baby.

Fertility: There is no data available on male/female fertility.

Driving and using machines

At the recommended dose, this medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive or use machines. Although most people do not experience drowsiness, it is recommended not to engage in activities requiring mental alertness, such as driving a car or operating machinery until you have established your own response to the medicinal product.

How to store Desloratadine Tablets

  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton, bottle label and blister after ‘EXP’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Blisters: This medicine does not require any special storage conditions.
  • Bottles: This medicine does not require any special temperature storage conditions. Keep the bottle tightly closed in order to protect from light. Tell your pharmacist if you notice any change in the appearance of the tablets.
  • Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.



Do not give this medicine to children less than 12 years of age.

How to take Desloratadine Tablets

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.


This medicine is for oral use.

Adults and adolescents 12 years of age and over

  • The recommended dose is one tablet once a day with water,with or without food.
  • Swallow the tablet whole.

Regarding the duration of treatment, your doctor will determine the type of allergic rhinitis you are suffering from and will determine for how long you should take Desloratadine Tablets.

If your allergic rhinitis is intermittent (presence of symptoms for less than 4 days per week or for less than 4 weeks), your doctor will recommend a treatment schedule that will depend on the evaluation of the history of your disease.

If your allergic rhinitis is persistent (presence of symptoms for 4 days or more per week and for more than 4 weeks), your doctor may recommend a longer term treatment.

If you take more Desloratadine Tablets than you should

Take Desloratadine Tablets only as it is prescribed for you. No serious problems are expected with accidental overdose. However, if you take more Desloratadine Tablets than you were told to, tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse immediately.

If you forget to take Desloratadine Tablets

If you forget to take your dose on time, take it as soon as possible and then go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.


Do not take Desloratadine Tablets:

if you are allergic to desloratadine, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine or to loratadine.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Desloratadine Tablets:

  • if you have poor kidney function.
  • if you have a medical or familial history of seizures.

Do not give this medicine to children less than 12 years of age.


What Desloratadine Tablets contain

The active substance is Desloratadine. Each film-coated tablet (tablet) contains 5mg desloratadine.

The other ingredients are

Tablet core: Microcrystalline cellulose, starch (pregelatinised), mannitol, talc, magnesium stearate.

Tablet coating: Hypromellose 6cP, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol 6000, indigo carmine aluminium lake (E132).

What Desloratadine Tablets look like and contents of the pack

Blue, round shaped, biconvex, film coated tablets debossed with ‘J7’ on one side and plain on the other side. Desloratadine 5mg film-coated Tablets are packed in:

  • Blister packs: 7, 10, 14, 20, 21, 30, 50, 90 or 100 tablets.
  • Plastic bottles containing a desiccant and closed with a plastic cap: 30 or 100 tablets. Do not swallow the desiccant. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

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