Brand Names : Clarinex, Aerius
- Antihistaminic (H1
an antihistamine. It is used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives
of the skin.
Antihistamines work by preventing the effects of a substance called histamine,
which is produced by the body. Histamine can cause itching, sneezing, runny
nose, and watery eyes. Also, in some persons histamine can close up the bronchial
tubes (air passages of the lungs) and make breathing difficult. Histamine
can also cause some persons to have hives, with severe itching of the skin.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form:
Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -