Desloratadine 5mg – 30 tablets
Desloratidine tablets are a prescription-only treatment for allergic rhinitis. This includes symptoms such as sneezing, congestion and runny nose. It is effective against allergy to pollens (hay fever) as well as household irritants such as dust mites and pet dander. It is non-drowsy antihistamine, which is taken once per day.
Allergic rhinitis affects 20% of people in the UK. It occurs due to a hypersensitive immune system – when certain allergies enter the nose, the immune system rejects them as if they were an infection such as flu. To protect against the allergen, the body produces extra mucus, which leads to symptoms such as congestion and sneezing. It is not completely understood why certain people develop allergies, though they sometimes run in families. Some people only experience these symptoms during high pollen season (this is seasonal rhinitis, often called hay fever); others suffer year-round from allergies to household irritants such as dust mites and pet dander.
One of the principal chemicals that the body releases in reaction to an allergen is histamine. This causes inflammation of the nasal passages. Desloratadine tablets inhibit the body’s production of histamine, providing relief from these symptoms.
Desloratadine tablets can be taken alongside nasal spray and eye drop treatments for allergy symptoms.
There are some non-medicinal methods to help combat hay fever symptoms. Some of these may include:
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