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What is desloratadine and pseudoephedrine used for? This combination prescription medication is used to relieve outdoor allergy symptoms, like sneezing and itchy nose, ears, and throat. The drug's combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant makes it effective against not only the sneezing, itching, and irritation caused by the chemical histamine in the body, but also against the nasal congestion that antihistamines alone cannot combat.

What Is Desloratadine and Pseudoephedrine Used For?

Desloratadine and pseudoephedrine (Clarinex-D®) is a combination prescription medication that has been licensed to treat outdoor seasonal allergy symptoms (hay fever).
 
Outdoor 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. It 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 and pseudoephedrine is used to treat symptoms of hay fever, including:
 
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy nose, ears, and throat
  • Itchy, burning eyes
  • Tearing/watering eyes
  • Redness of eyes
  • Nasal congestion.
     
For hay fever symptoms, desloratadine and pseudoephedrine can be used in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older.
 
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