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Brand name: Aerius TM

Active ingredients: desloratadine

What it is used for

The rapid relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis. The nasal symptoms of allergic rhinits include rhinorrhoea, sneezing and nasal itching. Allergic rhinitis is also associated with non-nasal symptoms such as ocular itching, tearing and itching of the eyes or palate., The relief of symptoms associated with perennial allergic rhinitis., The symptomatic relief of itching and reduction in the size and number of hives associated with chronic idiopathic urticaria.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Light blue round embossed film-coated tablets.

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Food interactions

For the active ingredient desloratadine

  • Take without regard to meals.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription.It is Schedule 2 : Pharmacy Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient desloratadine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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