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Desta 55mg

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The White Horse Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Desloratadine
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
Desta 5 may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
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
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
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
DrivingDriving
SAFE
Desta 5 does not usually affect your ability to drive.
KidneyKidney
CAUTION
Desta 5 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Desta 5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Desta 5 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Desta 5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

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

Common
  • Sleepiness

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

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • 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.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Itching, Sneezing, Watery eyes, Allergic conditions, Runny nose, Hives, Skin rash, Common cold

Administration

May be taken with or without food.

Adult Dose

Oral Allergic conditions Adult: 5 mg once daily. Hepatic Impairment: Initially, 5 mg every other day.

Child Dose

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

Renal Dose

Initially, 5 mg every other day.

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity.

Mode of Action

Desloratadine is a long-acting, tricyclic, non-sedating, selective peripheral histamine H1-receptor antagonist which inhibits the release of pro-inflamm... View More

Precaution

Severe renal or hepatic failure; children <6 mth, elderly, epilepsy, pregnancy and lactation. Lactation: excretion in milk unknown/not recommended

Side Effect

>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

Interaction

Potential increase in plasma concentrations w/ drugs affecting hepatic microsomal enzymes (e.g. azithromycin, cimetidine, erythromycin, fluoxetine, keto... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More