Product InformationRegistration Status: Active
AERIUS TABLET 5mg is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 2001-12-26. It is marketed by MSD PHARMA (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN11743P.
This product contains Desloratadine 5mg in the form of TABLET, FILM-COATED. It is approved for ORAL use.
This product is manufactured by SCHERING-PLOUGH LABO NV in BELGIUM.
It is a Pharmacy Only Medicine that can be obtained from a pharmacist at a retail pharmacy.
Desloratadine is a second generation, tricyclic antihistamine that which has a selective and peripheral H1-antagonist action. It is the active descarboethoxy metabolite of loratidine (a second generation histamine). Desloratidine has a long-lasting effect and does not cause drowsiness because it does not readily enter the central nervous system.
For the relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis, perennial (non-seasonal) allergic rhinitis. Desloratidine is also used for the sympomatic treatment of pruritus and urticaria (hives) associated with chronic idiopathic urticaria.
Mechanism of Action
Like other H1-blockers, Desloratadine competes with free histamine for binding at H1-receptors in the GI tract, uterus, large blood vessels, and bronchial smooth muscle. This blocks the action of endogenous histamine, which subsequently leads to temporary relief of the negative symptoms (eg. nasal congestion, watery eyes) brought on by histamine.
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Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18. *Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.