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Desta 5 may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Desta 5 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing... View More
Desta 5 is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not ha... View More
Desta 5 does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Desta 5 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Desta 5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Desta 5 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Desta 5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Desta 5 belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used in the treatment of various allergic conditions. It relieves symptoms like itc... View More
Uses of Desta 5
- Allergic conditions
Side effects of Desta 5
How to use Desta 5
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Desta 5 may be taken with ... View More
How Desta 5 works
Desta 5 is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenge... View More
What if you forget to take Desta 5?
If you miss a dose of Desta 5, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your r... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Desta 5 to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
- As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy.
- Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
- Stop taking Desta 5 at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Itching, Sneezing, Watery eyes, Allergic conditions, Runny nose, Hives, Skin rash, Common cold
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Allergic conditions Adult: 5 mg once daily. Hepatic Impairment: Initially, 5 mg every other day.
Oral Allergic conditions Child: 12 years or over : 5 mg once daily. Child 6-11 years : 2.5 mg once daily. Child 12 months-5 years : 1.25 mg (2.5 ml ... View More
Initially, 5 mg every other day.
Mode of Action
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Severe renal or hepatic failure; children <6 mth, elderly, epilepsy, pregnancy and lactation. Lactation: excretion in milk unknown/not recommended
>10% Headache (14%),Fever (12%),Irritability (12%),Diarrhea (15%),Upper respiratory infection (11%),Cough (11%) 1-10% Dizziness (4%),Somnolence (2%... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy The limited available data in pregnant women are not sufficient to inform a drug-associated risk for major birth defects and miscarriage; the... View More
Potential increase in plasma concentrations w/ drugs affecting hepatic microsomal enzymes (e.g. azithromycin, cimetidine, erythromycin, fluoxetine, keto... View More
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