Clarinex is an antihistamine drug that is prescribed for the treatment of allergic symptoms like watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes, sneezing, hives.
However, your doctor may also prescribe Clarinex for other conditions if found appropriate.
How to use Clarinex
The ideal way to use Clarinex is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
Clarinex may be taken with or without a meal to avoid stomach problems.
You must not stop taking Clarinex without consulting your doctor even if you attain relief after a short while post starting treatment.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Clarinex is an antihistamine that works by reducing the action of histamine, a naturally occurring chemical in the body. Histamine is what is causes the allergy symptoms including itching, rashes etc.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Clarinex to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store Clarinex between 59 to 77 degrees F (15 and 25 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing Clarinex in the bathroom.
Consult your doctor before using Clarinex if you have if you have had a severe allergic reaction to loratadine, if you have kidney or liver problems, if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Clarinex if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure).