Desloratadine vs Loratadine

Desloratadine
(Rx)
Loratadine
(OTC)
Desloratadine is a systemic antihistamine.
Loratadine is a systemic antihistamine.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
3.6
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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February 19, 2010
January 21, 2003
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
627 Discussions
11,484 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#3 for Hives
#4 for Rhinitis
Desloratadine is prescribed for Allergy and Seasonal Allergies and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Hives, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Itching
#4 for Hives
#5 for Sneezing
#6 for Congestion
#7 for Bone Pain
Loratadine is approved for Allergy, Itching and Seasonal Allergies and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Hives, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Des
Dry Mouth
8
Depression
3
High Blood Pressure
2
Wheezing
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Itchy Eyes
2
Heart Attack
2
Seizures
2
Fat Embolism
2
Tachycardia
2
Lor
Depression
3
Fungal Infection
3
Dry Mouth
3
Watery Eyes
2
Folliculitis
2
Weight Gain
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Weight Loss
1
Addiction
1
Hair Loss
1
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Desloratadine
Des
Loratadine
Lor
Dry Mouth
Des
Lor
8
3
Depression
Des
Lor
3
3
High Blood Pressure
Des
Lor
2
0
Wheezing
Des
Lor
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Des
Lor
2
1
Itchy Eyes
Des
Lor
2
0
Heart Attack
Des
Lor
2
0
Seizures
Des
Lor
2
0
Fat Embolism
Des
Lor
2
0
Tachycardia
Des
Lor
2
0
Depression
Lor
Des
3
3
Fungal Infection
Lor
Des
3
0
Dry Mouth
Lor
Des
3
8
Watery Eyes
Lor
Des
2
0
Folliculitis
Lor
Des
2
0
Weight Gain
Lor
Des
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lor
Des
1
2
Weight Loss
Lor
Des
1
0
Addiction
Lor
Des
1
0
Hair Loss
Lor
Des
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Desloratadine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Loratadine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Desloratadine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Loratadine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill, Syrup
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg
Syrup: 2.5 mg/5 mL (0.5 mg/mL)
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 10 mg (Rapid)
Capsule: 10 mg
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Desloratadine
Loratadine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Desloratadine and Loratadine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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