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Drug Interactions With Desloratadine

Desloratadine can potentially interact with other medicines, such as ketoconazole and erythromycin. Such drug interactions with desloratadine can increase the amount of the medications in your system and affect how they are metabolized. As a precaution, talk with your healthcare provider about any interactions that may apply to you. If drug interactions with desloratadine are a problem, your doctor may recommend a different medicine.

An Overview of Drug Interactions With Desloratadine

Several medicines can potentially interact with desloratadine (Clarinex®). Possible drug interactions with desloratadine can include:
 
  • Ketoconazole (Nizoral®)
  • Erythromycin (Ery-Tab®, ERYC®, Erythrocin®, E.E.S.®).
     
Ketoconazole
Taking ketoconazole and desloratadine together may cause your body to metabolize the medicines differently than intended. This can result in an increased amount of desloratadine in your body. If you are taking these medications together, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely or make necessary dosing adjustments.
 
Erythromycin 
Taking erythromycin and desloratadine together may cause your body to metabolize the medicines differently than intended. This can result in an increased amount of desloratadine in your body. If you are taking these medications together, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely or make necessary dosing adjustments.
 

Drug Interactions With Desloratadine: Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all drug interactions with desloratadine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or doctor about drug interactions that may apply to you.
 
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