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What Is Desloratadine Used For?

What is desloratadine used for? Desloratadine is used to treat allergy symptoms and chronic hives and itching. Two common types of allergies that desloratadine helps with are seasonal allergies and year-round indoor allergies. Desloratadine is approved for use in children as young as six months of age. Among its off-label uses are treating asthma and chronic cough.

What Is Desloratadine Used For?

Desloratadine (Clarinex®) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions, including:
 
  • Relief of outdoor seasonal allergy symptoms (hay fever)
  • Relief of indoor allergy symptoms
  • Treatment of chronic (long-term) hives and itching.
     
Outdoor Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
Hay fever, also known as outdoor allergies or pollen allergy, is one of the most common kinds of allergies. About 35 million Americans suffer from hay fever. Hay fever is caused by breathing in pollen from trees, grasses, and/or weeds that then cause an allergic reaction. This can result in classic allergy symptoms.
 
Desloratadine is used to treat hay fever symptoms, including:
 
  • Sneezing
  • Runny and itchy nose
  • Itchy, watery, and red eyes.
     
For symptoms of hay fever, desloratadine can be used in adults and children two years of age and older.
 
Indoor Allergies
There are many types of allergies. Hay fever is just one. Many people have allergies to things found indoors, such as:
 
These allergies can occur year-round. Other names for them include perennial allergies and perennial allergic rhinitis.
 
Desloratadine is used to treat symptoms of perennial allergies, such as:
 
  • Sneezing
  • Runny and itchy nose
  • Watery and itchy eyes.
     
For perennial allergy symptoms, desloratadine can be used in adults and children six months of age and older.
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