More Details on Clarinex
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Clarinex?You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking this drug if you have:
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Phenylketonuria (if taking the orally disintegrating tablet).
In addition, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant (see Clarinex and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Have any allergies, including allergies to Clarinex or to Claritin®.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Finally, make sure to contact your healthcare provider or 911 immediately if you experience any difficulty breathing or swallowing.
(Click Clarinex Precautions and Warnings for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose?If you happen to take too much Clarinex, seek immediate medical attention. Overdose symptoms may include:
- Excessive sleepiness
- Increased heart rate.
How Should I Store Clarinex?Clarinex should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture. This includes both the tablets and syrup.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?If you forget to take a dose of Clarinex, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosing schedule. Never take a double dose.