The drug action
Clarinex is a drug that is part of the histamine receptors. Under its influence in the body the mast cells of histamine are inhibited, which leads to the elimination of unpleasant symptoms of allergies in just 15-20 minutes. The feature of this anti-allergic means unlike its predecessors is that it relieves itching, prevents swelling and the appearance of hives, without causing drowsiness and without affecting psychomotor reactions. The duration of action of this medicament is 24 hours.
Who is prescribed with this medicine?
Clarinex is recommended to use during seasonal allergy. In addition, the use of this medication can effectively eliminate allergies of any etiology, which is accompanied by sneezing and watery eyes, redness of the eyes and rhinitis, itching in the eyes and nose, discomfort in the throat and allergic cough.
How to take?
This anti-allergic agent is suitable for the treatment of both adults and children. The drug is produces in the form of tablets and liquid syrup. The adults and adolescents who are 12 years old, should take a tablet per day. Syrup is taken also once a day. The dose for adults is 10 ml of syrup, for children from 5 to 12 years it is 5 ml, and for children from one year up to 5 years it is 2.5 ml.
Compared with anti-allergic drugs of the first generations Clarinex has few contraindications, but they should not be forgotten. First and foremost, you should make sure that you will not have individual immunity to its ingredients. People who suffer from kidney dysfunction should refuse this medication. Syrup is not recommended in case of insufficient enzymes that break down galactose, and fructose intolerance. If you wish to apply this medication during pregnancy, you must consult a gynaecologist and during lactation you will have to stop breast-feeding.
If we enumerate unpleasant conditions that may arise during treatment by means of Clarinex, experts pay attention to the possible appearance of sleepiness or insomnia, dizziness, tachycardia, and hallucinations.
One cannot exclude the occurrence of nausea and vomiting, stomach discomfort, and allergic rashes, pruritus, angioedema and even anaphylactic shock. In order to avoid this, you should take Clarinex only after consultation with your doctor.
Antihistamine of the third generation Clarinex is very popular among allergy sufferers, but if it is not present in pharmacies for any reason, you can use its structural analogues.