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Brand Names: Aerius, NeoClarityn, Claramax, Clarinex
Generic Name: Desloratadine
Why is Aerius medication prescribed?
Desloratadine is used to relieve hay fever and allergy symptoms, including sneezing; runny nose; and red, itchy, tearing eyes. It is also used to treat hives. Desloratadine is in a class of medications called antihistamines. It works by blocking histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms. Desloratadine may cause less drowsiness than other antihistamines.
Aerius is a nonsedating antihistamine known as desloratadine 5 mg.
Aerius is a once-daily treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR).
The most common treatment-related side effects with desloratadine / Aerius are headache, dry mouth and fatigue. These occurred with an incidence rate similar to placebo.
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