Desloratadine + Pseudoephedrine Sulphate
This is indicated for the relief of the nasal and non-nasal symptoms of allergic rhinitis including nasal congestion.
Anti-histamine & decongestant
Desloratadine is a long-acting, tricyclic, non-sedating, selective peripheral histamine H1-receptor antagonist which inhibits the release of pro-inflammatory mediators from human mast cells and basophils.
Pseudoephedrine is both an α-and β-adrenergic receptor agonist. It causes vasoconstriction via direct stimulation of α-adrenergic receptors of the respiratory mucosa. It also directly stimulates β-adrenergic receptors causing bronchial relaxation, increased heart rate and contractility.
Dosage & Administration
Adults and children over 12 years of age: The recommended dose is Desloratadine 5 mg & Pseudoephedrine 240 mg tablet once daily or Desloratadine 2.5 mg & Pseudoephedrine 120 mg twice daily administered with or without a meal. In patients with renal impairment the dose may be given in every alternative day.
No specific interaction studies have been conducted with Desloratadine and Pseudoephedrine combination. However, Pseudoephedrine reduces the antihypertensive effects of beta-adrenergic blocking agents, methyldopa, mecamylamine, reserpine, and veratrum alkaloids. Increased ectopic pacemaker activity can occur when Pseudoephedrine is used concomitantly with digitalis.
Desloratadine and Pseudoephedrine combination is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to this medication or to any of its ingredients, or to Desloratadine. Due to its Pseudoephedrine component, it is contraindicated in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma or urinary retention, and in patients receiving monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor therapy or within fourteen (14) days of stopping such treatment. It is also contraindicated in patients with severe hypertension, severe coronary artery disease, and in those who have shown hypersensitivity or idiosyncrasy to its components, to adrenergic agents, or to other drugs of similar chemical structures.
The common side effects are dry mouth, trouble sleeping, body aches or pain, hoarseness, weakness, restlessness, runny nose, sleepiness or unusual drowsiness, tender, swollen glands in neck, weight loss.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Desloratadine and Pseudoephedrine combination may be used in pregnancy or during lactation only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus or nursing infant.
Precautions & Warnings
This should be used with caution in patients with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease, increased intraocular pressure, hyperthyroidism or prostatic hypertrophy. Central nervous system stimulation with convulsions or cardiovascular collapse with accompanying hypotension may be produced by sympathomimetic amines.
Use in Special Populations
It is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
Store in a cool and dry place. Protect from light.
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