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Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
CLARINEX® is indicated for the relief of the nasal and non-nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in patients 2 years of age and older.
Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
CLARINEX is indicated for the relief of the nasal and non-nasal symptoms of perennial allergic rhinitis in patients 6 months of age and older.
Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
CLARINEX Tablets or Oral Solution may be taken without regard to meals.
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 (½ teaspoon).
Adults And Adolescents 12 Years Of Age And Over
The recommended dose of CLARINEX 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.
Children 12 Months To 5 Years Of Age
The recommended dose of CLARINEX Oral Solution is ½ 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.
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 [see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY].
Dosage Forms And Strengths
CLARINEX Tablets are light blue, film-coated tablets embossed with “C5” containing 5 mg desloratadine.
CLARINEX Oral Solution is a clear orange-colored liquid containing 0.5 mg desloratadine/1 mL.
Storage And Handling
CLARINEX Tablets: Embossed “C5”, light blue, film-coated tablets that are packaged in high-density polyethylene plastic bottles of 100 (NDC 0085-1264-01) and 500 (NDC 0085-1264-02).
CLARINEX Oral Solution: Clear orange-colored liquid containing 0.5 mg/1 mL desloratadine in a 16-ounce Amber glass bottle (NDC 0085-1334-01) and a 4-ounce Amber glass bottle (NDC 0085-1334-02).
- CLARINEX Tablets: Protect Unit-of-Use packaging and Unit-Dose Hospital Pack from excessive moisture. Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Heat Sensitive. Avoid exposure at or above 30°C (86°F).
- CLARINEX Oral Solution: Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from light.
Manufactured by: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, USA. Manufactured by: Schering-Plough Canada, Inc., Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada. Manufactured for: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, USA. Revised: Nov 2013This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/5/2014
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