Desloratadine
  • Desloratadine

Desloratadine

Medication features

  • Non-drowsy antihistamine
  • Effective hayfever treatment
  • Once daily dosing

Overview

Order Desloratadine Tablets Online

You can request to order Desloratadine online from our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy service. Desloratadine is a prescription-only treatment for hay fever. Simply complete an online medical questionnaire before your order. Our doctors can then assess whether you are suitable for hay fever treatment. 

If approved, our doctors will send a prescription to our online pharmacy team. From here, your medicine will be dispensed and delivered to your chosen address. We use Royal Mail as a courier.

What is Desloratadine?

Desloratadine is a type of medicine called an antihistamine. Antihistamines are a common group of medicines used to treat hay fever and other allergies.

It is a long-acting antihistamine that can be used to treat hay fever symptoms like allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal passages). It can also be used to treat hives. Desloratadine is a non-sedating antihistamine, which means it is less likely to cause drowsiness as a side effect than some other antihistamines.

How to take Desloratadine

For adults and children over 12 years of age, the recommended dose is one tablet once a day. It should be taken with water and can be taken with or without food. 

If you forget to take a dose, you can either take it as soon as you remember and go back to your usual schedule, or you can skip the missed dose. Never take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

Each Desloratadine tablet contains Desloratadine 5mg.

How does it work?

When your immune system comes into contact with something you are allergic to, like pollen or dust mites, it produces a chemical called histamine. Histamine can cause common allergy symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose. Desloratadine is an antihistamine, which means it blocks the production of histamine and helps to prevent the symptoms of hay fever.

Desloratadine Summary

Dose

Take ONE tablet ONCE daily

Type of tablet

Antihistamine

Mechanism

Lowers the production of histamine which causes allergy symptoms

Active Ingredient

5mg Desloratadine

Price

From £10.50

Side Effects

Can include dry mouth, headache, fatigue

Desloratadine Prices

30 tablets

£10.50

60 tablets

£15.25

90 tablets

£18.75

Desloratadine alternatives

Various antihistamines are available for the treatment of hay fever, some can be bought over the counter and some are prescription-only. Piriton, Loratadine, Cetirizine, and Benadryl are all antihistamines available to buy over the counter at your pharmacy or from our online pharmacy shop. Other medicines available include Piriton syrup, Optrex eye drops, and Pirinese nasal spray.    


Other prescription-only medicines for hay fever include Telfast (fexofenadine) and Avamys Nasal Spray.

FAQ

What is Desloratadine used for?

It is an antihistamine that is used to treat hay fever symptoms like allergic rhinitis. It can also be used to provide relief from urticaria, or hives. It can help to provide relief from hay fever symptoms like itchy eyes or an itchy nose, sneezing, and a runny nose.

Does Desloratadine make you sleepy?

Some antihistamines are known to cause drowsiness as a common side effect but Desloratadine is known as a non-sedating antihistamine. This means it is less likely to cause drowsiness/sleepiness than some other antihistamines.

Can you buy Desloratadine over the counter?

You cannot buy Desloratadine in the UK over the counter. It is not available to buy from UK pharmacies and you must have a prescription to get it. However, various antihistamines are available over the counter such as Piriton, Clarityn, Cetirizine and antihistamine eye drops.

Is Desloratadine a sedative?

It is a non-sedating antihistamine. This means it is less likely to cause drowsiness than other antihistamines and it is not a sedative. 

How quickly does Desloratadine work?

Desloratadine should begin to work within an hour or two of taking a dose. If you are taking it for hay fever symptoms, it may take several days for the tablets to have a full effect on symptoms.

Do you need a prescription for Desloratadine?

Yes, to obtain Desloratadine you need a prescription. You can request to order Desloratadine from our online doctor and pharmacy service. If approved by our doctors, they will issue a prescription and send it to our online pharmacy team. From here, it is dispensed and then dispatched to your chosen delivery address.

What is the best antihistamine?

Various antihistamines are available for the treatment of hay fever. Some are non-drowsy while others are more likely to cause drowsiness. Some only need to be taken once a day but others are taken more often.  

The best antihistamine will vary from person to person. If you find one antihistamine ineffective, we suggest trying a different antihistamine which you may find more effective.

Side Effects

Desloratadine Side Effects

The most common side effects of Desloratadine are dry mouth, headache, and fatigue. These may affect up to 1 in 10 people who take this medicine. Other side effects can happen but are less common, read the patient information leaflet for more information on the side effects.

Warnings

You should not take Desloratadine if you have had an allergic reaction to it, or any of the other ingredients, in the past. 

People with impaired kidney function or a history of seizures may not be suitable to take Desloratadine. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist for further advice if you are unsure. 

It should not be used by children under the age of 12.

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