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Usual Dosing (Adults)

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

CLARINEX Tablets, Oral Solution, or RediTabs Tablets may be taken without regard to meals. Place CLARINEX (desloratadine) RediTabs Tablets on the tongue and allow to disintegrate before swallowing. Tablet disintegration occurs rapidly. Administer with or without water. Take tablet immediately after opening the blister.

The age-appropriate dose of CLARINEX Oral Solution should be administered with a commercially available measuring dropper or syringe that is calibrated to deliver 2 mL and 2.5 mL (one-half teaspoon).

Adults and adolescents 12 years of age and over:
The recommended dose of CLARINEX Tablets or CLARINEX RediTabs Tablets is one 5-mg tablet once daily. The recommended dose of CLARINEX Oral Solution is 2 teaspoonfuls (5 mg in 10 mL) once daily.

Children 6 to 11 years of age:
The recommended dose of CLARINEX Oral Solution is 1 teaspoonful (2.5 mg in 5 mL) once daily. The recommended dose of CLARINEX RediTabs Tablets is one 2.5-mg tablet once daily.

Children 12 months to 5 years of age:
The recommended dose of CLARINEX Oral Solution is one-half teaspoonful (1.25 mg in 2.5 mL) once daily.

Children 6 to 11 months of age:
The recommended dose of CLARINEX Oral Solution is 2 mL (1 mg) once daily.

Renal Dosing

dialysis Adults with Hepatic or Renal Impairment:
In adult patients with liver or renal impairment, a starting dose of one 5 mg tablet every other day is recommended based on pharmacokinetic data. Dosing recommendation for children with liver or renal impairment cannot be made due to lack of data

Hemodialysis

dialysis Insufficient data

Reference(s)

National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine, DailyMed Database.
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Desloratadine