Clarinex D

(desloratadine / pseudoephedrine)

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Treats allergies and clears up nasal congestion.

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Clarinex D (desloratadine / pseudoephedrine) is a single-pill combination for treatment of allergies and nasal congestion, but it can keep you up at night.

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Quick facts about Clarinex D
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • This single-pill combination conveniently treats both allergies and nasal congestion at the same time.
  • It is non-drowsy, unlike other anti-histamines.
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Downsides

  • Depending on your symptoms, you may not need to be on both medicines.
  • Pseudoephedrine can make your heart race or make you feel anxious and restless.
  • It is not a good option for pregnant women or children 12 years and younger.
  • It requires prescription from your doctor.
  • It may interfere with how your other medicines work. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before combining with other medicines.
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How it works

Clarinex D (desloratadine / pseudoephedrine) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. The antihistamine lowers inflammation caused by allergies, while the decongestant clears your sinuses.

Quick facts about Clarinex D
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Extended release
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What to expect when you take Clarinex D (desloratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Seasonal Allergies

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  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
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Side effect rates for Clarinex D (desloratadine / pseudoephedrine)

From 414 clinical trials of Clarinex D when taken for seasonal allergies
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    10%10%
  • Dry mouth
    8%8%
  • Headache
    8%8%
  • Fatigue
    4%4%
  • Drowsiness
    3%3%
  • Dizziness
    3%3%
  • Sore throat
    3%3%
  • Nausea
    2%2%
  • Anorexia
    2%2%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Clarinex D.

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Risks and Warnings for Clarinex D (desloratadine / pseudoephedrine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of high blood pressure
    • Glaucoma

    Clarinex D (desloratadine / pseudoephedrine) narrows blood vessels and can raise blood pressure. This is an issue, especially if you already have high blood pressure or glaucoma. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Common concerns from people taking Clarinex D (desloratadine / pseudoephedrine)

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  • It is non-drowsy, unlike other anti-histamines.