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Desloratadine 5mg Tablets

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Desloratadine is a non-drowsy antihisamine which usually works within 60 minutes. It provides relief for symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) for up to 24 hours.

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About desloratadine

Key points

  • Non-drowsy antihistamine
  • Works within 75 minutes
  • Take one tablet daily


How to buy Desloratadine

You can buy Desloratadine after completing an online questionnaire, which is checked by one of our UK pharmacists. At Chemist Click, we offer next day delivery options.

What is Desloratadine?

Desloratadine is an antihistamine which is used to reduce symptoms associated with hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and allergy. Desloratadine works by blocking the release of histamine, a chemical that the body releases in response to an allergy. It is classed as a non-drowsy antihistamine.

What is Desloratadine used for?

Desloratadine is used to combat symptoms such as:

  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Itchy skin
  • Itchy, red, and watery eyes


Desloratadine dosage instructions

Take one tablet daily (with or without food)

Desloratadine is also available as a syrup or solution, for use in children. The dosage will vary depending on the child’s age.

What is the maximum dose of Desloratadine?

The maximum dose of Desloratadine is 5mg daily. Do not exceed this dose unless advised by your doctor. If you are prescribed more than 5mg daily, this will be unlicensed and should only be done by a specialist.

Desloratadine ingredients

Active ingredient: Desloratadine 5mg

Inactive ingredients: Lactose monohydrate, maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose, silica, magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous.

Desloratadine side effects

Like all medication, Desloratadine can cause side effects; although not everyone gets them.

Side effects of Desloratadine include:

Common: Affecting up to 10% of people

  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Headache


You should always inform your doctor or pharmacist of any side effects you experience.

Desloratadine warnings

Do not use Desloratadine if:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients in the medicine


You should speak to your doctor or pharmacist if:

  • You have kidney problems
  • You have a history or family history of seizures

Desloratadine and pregnancy

Do not use desloratadine if you are pregnant. Although there does not appear to be any evidence to suggest that it will be harmful to the baby, research is limited.

Desloratadine and breastfeeding

Do not use desloratadine if you are breastfeeding. Although the amount of drug present in the breastmilk is not thought to be harmful, avoid use whilst breastfeeding.

Desloratadine interactions

You should not use Desloratadine if you are taking:

  • Isocarboxazid
  • Phenelzine
  • Tranylcypromine

Desloratadine alternatives

Desloratadine vs Loratadine

  • Desloratadine is the end product when loratadine is broken down in the body
  • In theory, it is more potent than loratadine
  • Loratadine has more side effects, drowsiness being the most common
  • Loratadine is available to buy over the counter and Desloratadine is not


Desloratadine vs Fexofenadine

  • Studies show that Desloratadine and Fexofenadine yield similar results
  • Desloratadine is a prescription only medication; Fexofenadine 180mg is prescription only but Fexofenadine 120mg is available over the counter
  • Fexofenadine is cheaper


Desloratadine vs Cetirizine

  • Studies indicate that Desloratadine is more effective than cetirizine
  • Both treatments are once daily dosing
  • Both treatments are marketed as non-drowsy
  • Desloratadine is more expensive than cetirizine


Desloratadine vs Clarinex

  • Desloratadine and Clarinex contain the same active ingredient
  • Clarinex is not available in the UK


  1. Electronic Medicines Compendium. (n.d.). Desloratadine 5mg film-coated Tablets - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC). Retrieved February 20, 2024, from

  2. British National Formulary. (n.d.). Desloratadine. Retrieved February 20, 2024, from

Yes, desloratadine is available on the NHS.

Yes, you can use steroid nasal sprays with Desloratadine.

You are not able to purchase desloratadine over the counter. You need a prescription to buy desloratadine. Here at Chemist Click, you can buy desloratadine tablets online after completing an online questionnaire. This is to ensure that it is safe for you to take.

Product Reviews For Desloratadine 5mg Tablets

Summary For Desloratadine 5mg Tablets

Medication class Antihistamine
Mechanism of action Blocks histamine (the chemical which causes symptoms in response to an allergen)
Active ingredient Desloratadine
Strength 5mg
Effective within 75 minutes
Dosage instructions Take one tablet daily
Manufacturer Actavis, Sandoz, Zentiva, Crescent, Bristol, Glenmark
Use with alcohol In moderation

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Product rated 5/5

Desloratadine 5mg Tablets
Very good!

By SUSAN MATTHEWS, 08th of June

Desloratadine 5mg Tablets
They are good for me when I get insect bites

By JUNE JACQUES, 04th of March

Desloratadine 5mg Tablets
very good for histamine allergy

By Emilia Lungu, 20th of February

Desloratadine 5mg Tablets
Fast delivery, the product same as described.

By customer, 22nd of February

Desloratadine 5mg Tablets
Efficient modern medicine against allergy. Mine is provoked by usage of household chemicicals or water treatment in the swimmibng pool. Start acting couple of hours after taking it. For me it is more efficient than cloratadine or cetirizine.

By Mrs J.C., 11th of December

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