Hay Fever & Allergies

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  • Desloratadine


Hay Fever & Allergies
  • Medication features

    Desloratadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine that is used to treat allergic-type symptoms such as a runny nose, itching and sneezing. It works by preventing the body from producing histamine, which in turn controls the allergic response the patient has. Fortunately, desloratadine may be used in conjunction with nasal sprays and eye drops if symptoms are not controlled.

    • Treatment for allergies
    • Simple one a day dosage
    • Non-drowsy


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.

Desloratadine is an antihistamine which blocks the receptors in the body that are responsible for causing an allergic reaction like symptoms, and so reducing the symptoms of hay fever.


  • How do Desloratadine tablets work?

    The active ingredient is Desloratadine, an antihistamine. It blocks the body’s natural allergic pathways to stop symptoms of hay fever.

  • Does Desloratadine make you sleepy?

    Desloratadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine; however, it can still cause drowsiness in a few people.

  • How quickly does Desloratadine work?

    Relief of hay fever can occur within one hour and can last for up to 24 hours.

Side Effects

Side effects with desloratadine are very rare. In some people, it may cause drowsiness, dry mouth, and abdominal pain, but this is uncommon.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.

Patient Information Leaflet