Clarinex 2.5 mg
For those taking Clarinex® (desloratadine), the typical starting dosage for treating allergies and hives in children ages 6 to 11 years old is a 2.5 mg dose of Clarinex once a day, which can either be taken as one RediTab® (an orally disintegrating tablet) or as 1 teaspoon of syrup. However, this dosage may vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The child's age
- The condition being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are currently taking.
For adults and children ages 12 and older, the Clarinex dose for tablets or RediTabs is 5 mg, once a day. For Clarinex syrup, the recommended dose is 2 teaspoons (5 mg in 2 teaspoons), once a day. If you have kidney or liver disease, your healthcare provider may recommend a starting dose of Clarinex 5 mg every other day.
It is generally recommended that children 6 months to 5 years old use the syrup form of Clarinex.
(Click Clarinex Dosage for more detailed information about how Clarinex can help to treat allergies and hives in adults and children. This page also discusses some general guidelines that healthcare providers often base their dosage recommendations on, as well as some tips on taking the medication.)