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Clarinex is marketed as Aerius in Canada.
Aerius (Clarinex) Kids Syrup delivers fast, effective relief without drowsiness from the following allergy symptoms:
- Nose: congestion, stuffiness, sneezing and runny nose
- Eyes: itchy, watery, red eyes
- Throat: coughing associated with allergies
- Skin: skin itch and hives
Aerius is a new allergy medication that relieves symptoms so kids can get on with life. One dose of Aerius Kids syrup brings fast, effective relief from sneezes, stuffy nose, itchy eyes and other irritating allergy symptoms due to seasonal allergies.
Aerius Kids syrup has been demonstrated in pediatric clinical trials, which showed that the medication is well tolerated among children. Aerius Kids delivers relief from seasonal allergy symptoms -without drowsiness, fatigue and hyperactivity.
Unlike other medications, which must be taken as many as four times a day, Aerius Kids keeps allergy symptoms at bay with just a single daily dose.
The usual recommended dose of desloratadine syrup for adults and children 12 years of age and over is 10 mL (5 mg) once daily.
For children 6 to 11 years of age, the usual recommended dose is 5 mL (2.5 mg) once daily.
For children 2 to 5 years of age, the usual recommended dose is 2.5 mL (1.25 mg) once daily.
It may be taken with or without food.
Children between 2 to 12 years of age should not take this medication for longer than 14 days unless recommended by a doctor.
Desloratadine should not be taken used by anyone who is allergic to desloratadine or to any of the ingredients of the medication.
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
- dry mouth, nose, or throat
Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
- difficult or painful urination (children)pounding, fast or irregular heartbeat
- restlessness with increased body movement
- symptoms of liver problems such as yellowing of the skin or eyes
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
- symptoms of a severe allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of the mouth or throat
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.
Are there any other precautions or warnings for Aerius?
Before you begin taking a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should take this medication.
Kidney function: People with severely reduced kidney function should discuss with their doctor how this medication may affect their medical condition, how their medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Liver function: People with severely reduced liver function should discuss with their doctor how this medication may affect their medical condition, how their medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Pregnancy: Desloratadine should not be taken by women who are pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: Desloratadine passes into breast milk. It should not be taken by women who are breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using desloratadine tablets have not been established for children less than 12 years of age. The safety and effectiveness of using desloratadine syrup have not been established for children less than 2 years of age.
Each mL of clear, orange colored liquid with bubblegum flavouring, contains desloratadine 0.5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: bubblegum flavor, citric acid anhydrous, disodium edetate, FD&C yellow No. 6, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate dihydrate, sorbitol solution, and sucrose.