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How Does the Medication Work?When you come into contact with something you're allergic to, a chain reaction begins inside your body. During this chain reaction, special cells release powerful chemicals. Some of these chemicals can trigger swelling of the nasal passages, leading to nasal congestion (a "stuffy" nose). Other chemicals, such as histamine, can cause sneezing, itching, and irritation.
- Runny nose
- Itchy nose and throat
- Itchy, watery, and red eyes.
When and How Do I Take Desloratadine?Some general considerations for when and how to take this drug include the following:
- Desloratadine comes in a tablet. It is usually taken once a day. You can take this medication with a glass of water, with or without food.
- This drug also comes in an orally disintegrating tablet or syrup. These forms may be taken with or without water and with or without food.
- Desloratadine should be taken at the same time every day to help maintain an even level in the blood. Do not take it more often than directed.
- For this medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Desloratadine will not work if you stop taking it.