What is Desloratadine?

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Desloratadine is an antihistamine used for the relief of nasal and non-nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and perennial allergic rhinitis; treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria (itching).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Seasonal allergy 41 18
Allergic rhinitis 39 14
Perennial allergy 21 9
Chemical/venom allergy 4 1
Sinus congestion 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 5
Mild 5
None 33

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Desloratadine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dry mouth 2
Brain fog 1
Dry eyes 1
Dry skin 1
Ear pressure 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Desloratadine

Dosage Patients Percentage
5 mg daily 6
5mg as needed 2
1 tablet(s) daily 1
1tablet(s) as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Desloratadine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 24
Course of treatment ended 10
Doctor's advice 8
Other 7
Change in health plan coverage 4
Side effects too severe 4
Expense 3
Personal research 2
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Duration

Currently taking Desloratadine

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Desloratadine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 18
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 15
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 29
Usually 5
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 40
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 24
Not specified 19

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Desloratadine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Fexofenadine (Allegra) 3
Azelastine (Astelin) 1
Cetirizine (Zyrtec) 1
Cetirizine-pseudoephedrine (Zyrtec-D) 1

Patients stopped taking Desloratadine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Fexofenadine (Allegra) 4
Montelukast (Singulair) 2
Azelastine (Astelin) 1
Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine (Allegra-D 24 Hour) 1
Fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase Nasal Spray) 1

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4 patient evaluations for Desloratadine

Jun 20, 2016 (Started Jun 18, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Tried three days as a lady in one of my Facebook groups with ME/CFS since nine years got well after one week of 10 mgs/day. Two people were helped. One with pain in arms and legs within one hour, the other lady mentioned above the morning after and just kept getting better as the days passed. No effect at all for me.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2014 (Started Jul 14, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for eczema)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seasonal allergy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

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Mar 18, 2013 (Started Mar 08, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for seasonal allergy)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for perennial allergy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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