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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Desloratadine 0.5mg/mL; bubble-gum flavor.

Merck & Co., Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for CLARINEX SYRUP:

Seasonal allergic rhinitis (for patients ≥2yrs old). Perennial allergic rhinitis, chronic idiopathic urticaria (for patients ≥6 months old).

Adults and Children:

<6 months: not recommended. 6 months–11 months: 1mg (2mL). 1–5yrs: 1.25mg (2.5mL). 6–11yrs: 2.5mg (5mL). ≥12yrs: 5mg (10mL). All: once daily.


ODT: Phenylketonurics. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

See Also:


Desloratadine ODT

Pharmacological Class:


Adverse Reactions:

Pharyngitis, dry mouth or throat, myalgia, fatigue, somnolence, dysmenorrhea, headache, nausea, dizziness. Children: fever, diarrhea, upper respiratory infections, irritability, coughing.


Formerly known under the brand name Clarinex ODT.

Generic Availability:

Tabs (YES); syrup (NO)

How Supplied:

Tabs—100, 500; Syrup—4oz, 16oz; ODT—contact supplier

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