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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking desloratadine if you have:
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Phenylketonuria (if taking the orally disintegrating tablet).
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have any allergies, including allergies to desloratadine or to Claritin®.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Finally, make sure to contact your healthcare provider or call 911 immediately if you experience any difficulty breathing or swallowing.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Desloratadine to learn more, including information on who should not take this drug.)

What If I Overdose on Desloratadine?

If you happen to overdose on this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Desloratadine overdose symptoms may include:
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Increased heart rate.

How Should This Medicine Be Stored?

Desloratadine tablets and syrup should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget to take a dose of desloratadine, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule. Never take a double dose.
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