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There are several strengths and forms of Clarinex® (desloratadine) available on the market today, including 5 mg tablets and 5 mg RediTabs® (an orally disintegrating tablet). This medication is also available in 2.5 mg orally disintegrating tablets and as a syrup. Clarinex is a prescription antihistamine medication used to treat allergies and hives.
The dose of Clarinex your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your 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.
The dose for children ages 6 to 11 years old is 2.5 mg once a day. This can be taken either as 1 RediTab or as 1 teaspoon of syrup. It is generally recommended that children 6 months to 5 years old use the syrup form of Clarinex.
(Click Clarinex Dosage for more information on how the 5 mg Clarinex dosage can be beneficial in treating allergies and hives in adults and children, as well as detail on how your healthcare provider will determine the best Clarinex dosage for your particular situation.)
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