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Clarinex-D (Desloratadine / Pseudoephedrine Sulfate) - Summary

 
 



CLARINEX-D SUMMARY

CLARINEX-D® 24 HOUR
(desloratadine 5 mg and pseudoephedrine sulfate, USP 240 mg)
EXTENDED RELEASE TABLETS

CLARINEX-D® 24 HOUR Extended Release Tablets are light blue oval shaped tablets containing 5 mg desloratadine in the tablet coating for immediate release and 240 mg pseudoephedrine sulfate, USP in the tablet core for extended release.

CLARINEX-D® 24 HOUR Extended Release Tablets is indicated for the relief of the nasal and non-nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis including nasal congestion, in patients 12 years of age and older. CLARINEX-D® 24 HOUR Extended Release Tablets should be administered when the antihistaminic properties of desloratadine and the nasal decongestant properties of pseudoephedrine are desired (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY).


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Published Studies Related to Clarinex-D (Desloratadine / Pseudoephedrine)

High-dose desloratadine decreases wheal volume and improves cold provocation thresholds compared with standard-dose treatment in patients with acquired cold urticaria: a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study. [2009.03]
BACKGROUND: Increased dosing of nonsedating antihistamines is recommended by the current European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology/Global Allergy and Asthma European Network/European Dermatology Forum guidelines on patients with acquired cold urticaria (ACU) who do not respond satisfactorily to the standard dose. Prospective data supporting this recommendation are scant. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the effects of 5 and 20 mg of desloratadine and placebo on cold-induced urticarial reactions in patients with ACU... CONCLUSIONS: Desloratadine at standard and high doses significantly improved objective signs of ACU provoked by cold exposure. Desloratadine at 4 times the standard dose significantly reduced ACU lesion severity versus 5 mg of desloratadine without an increase in AEs. This study supports current guidelines that increased desloratadine dosing might benefit patients with urticaria who do not respond to standard doses.

Efficacy and safety of desloratadine/pseudoephedrine combination vs its components in seasonal allergic rhinitis. [2009]
BACKGROUND: Antihistamines are first-line therapy for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (AR); however, an oral decongestant is often added to improve control of nasal congestion. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether a tablet combining the nonsedating antihistamine desloratadine and the decongestant pseudoephedrine was more effective than either drug administered alone in reducing the symptoms of seasonal AR, including nasal congestion... CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that DL/PSE therapy was more effective in reducing symptoms of seasonal AR, including nasal congestion, than the individual components when administered alone, thus supporting use of this combination in participants with symptomatic seasonal AR and prominent nasal congestion.

Comparison of inhibition of cutaneous histamine reaction of ebastine fast-dissolving tablet (20 mg) versus desloratadine capsule (5 mg): a randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, placebo-controlled, three-period crossover study in healthy, nonatopic adults. [2007.05]
BACKGROUND: Ebastine is a long-acting, second-generation, selective histamine H1-receptor antagonist. A fast-dissolving tablet formulation of ebastine has been developed at 10- and 20-mg doses, with the intention of facilitating administration to patients experiencing problems with swallowing, including those confined to bed and elderly people, as well as those who may need to use ebastine when they do not have easy access to water to aid swallowing a tablet. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to assess the pharmacodynamic effects (ie, inhibition of wheal response to cutaneous histamine challenge, and subjective assessments of itching, flare, and pain) and tolerability of the fast-dissolving 20-mg ebastine tablet formulation compared with desloratadine 5-mg capsule and placebo. Acceptability and convenience of the fast-dissolving tablet were also evaluated... CONCLUSIONS: In this small study in healthy, nonatopic white subjects, inhibition of the response to histamine injection was significantly greater with the ebastine 20-mg fast-dissolving tablet compared with desloratadine 5-mg capsule and placebo after 1 and 5 days of administration. Most participants expressed an overall preference for the fast-dissolving tablet formulation over capsules. All study drugs were well tolerated.

Montelukast with desloratadine or levocetirizine for the treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis. [2006.11]
BACKGROUND: Montelukast sodium is approved as a treatment for intermittent and persistent allergic rhinitis (AR), but it has not been evaluated as combined therapy with antihistamines for persistent AR. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of 6 weeks of treatment of persistent AR with desloratadine, levocetirizine, or montelukast alone or in combination... CONCLUSIONS: For persistent AR, the combination of montelukast and either desloratadine or levocetirizine is more effective than monotherapy with these agents.

Efficacy and safety of desloratadine/pseudoephedrine tablet, 2.5/120 mg two times a day, versus individual components in the treatment of patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis. [2005.09]
Although antihistamines are highly effective in alleviating many symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR), relief from nasal congestion is variable. The efficacy of desloratadine, an effective antihistamine, in combination with pseudoephedrine, a potent nasal decongestant, was evaluated to determine whether combination therapy was more effective than individual component therapy in reducing nasal congestion, as well as other SAR symptoms...

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Clinical Trials Related to Clarinex-D (Desloratadine / Pseudoephedrine)

Preference for Clarinex Tablets vs. Zyrtec Tablets in Patients With Allergies (P03180) [Completed]
This was a crossover study designed to see if patients with allergy symptoms preferred Clarinex® or Zyrtec®. Patients were randomized to take 7 days of Clarinex or Zyrtec treatment, followed by a 5 to 28-day washout period (days when no drug is given), followed by 7 days of the opposite treatment. At the end of each 7-day treatment, patients were asked questions to determine which drug, Clarinex or Zyrtec, the patient prefers more.

Preference for Clarinex Tablets vs. Zyrtec Tablets in Patients With Allergies (P03182) [Completed]
This was a crossover study designed to see if patients with allergy symptoms preferred Clarinex® or Zyrtec®. Patients were randomized to take 7 days of Clarinex or Zyrtec treatment, followed by a 5 to 28-day washout period (days when no drug is given), followed by 7 days of the opposite treatment. At the end of each 7-day treatment, patients were asked questions to determine which drug, Clarinex or Zyrtec, the patient prefers more.

Preference for Clarinex Tablets vs. Zyrtec Tablets in Patients With Allergies (P03181) [Completed]
This was a crossover study designed to see if patients with allergy symptoms preferred Clarinex® or Zyrtec®. Patients were randomized to take 7 days of Clarinex or Zyrtec treatment, followed by a 5 to 28-day washout period (days when no drug is given), followed by 7 days of the opposite treatment. At the end of each 7-day treatment, patients were asked questions to determine which drug, Clarinex or Zyrtec, the patient prefers more.

Study for the Treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria With High Doses of AERIUS (Desloratadine) (Study P04849) [Completed]
This study will investigate the effectiveness of desloratadine at doses higher (10 mg and 20 mg) than currently approved (5 mg) for the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria. Subjects with chronic urticaria who are currently taking a second generation antihistamine will be treated with desloratadine (5, 10, or 20 mg) for 28 days.

Preference for Clarinex Tablets vs Allegra Tablets in Patients With Seasonal Allergies (P03178) [Completed]
This was a crossover study designed to see if patients with seasonal allergy symptoms preferred Clarinex® or Allegra®. Patients were randomized to take 7 days of Clarinex or Allegra treatment, followed by a 5 to 28-day washout period (days when no drug is given), followed by 7 days of the opposite treatment. At the end of each 7-day treatment, patients were asked questions to determine which drug, Clarinex or Allegra, the patient prefers more.

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