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Drug Name:CLARINEX-D 12 HOUR
Manufacturer:Schering Corporation
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(Schering logo)Manufactured for Schering CorporationKenilworth, New Jersey 07033 USA02/0629307601TU.S.

Patent Nos.

4,659,716; 4,863,931; 5,595,997; and 6,100,274Copyright © 2006, Schering Corporation.

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Clinical Trials:


Indications and Usage

CLARINEX-D® 12 HOUR Extended Release Tablets is indicated for the relief of nasal and non-nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis including nasal congestion, in adults and children 12 years of age and older.

CLARINEX-D® 12 HOUR Extended Release Tablets should be administered when the antihistaminic properties of desloratadine and the nasal decongestant activity of pseudoephedrine are desired (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY).
Hay fever -- seasonal variety of allergic rhinitis, marked by acute conjunctivitis with lacrimation and itching; regarded as an allergic condition triggered by specific allergens.

Nasal congestion (finding) --

Contraindications

CLARINEX-D® 12 HOUR Extended Release Tablets are contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to this medication or to any of its ingredients, or to loratadine.

Due to its pseudoephedrine component, it is contraindicated in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma or urinary retention, and in patients receiving monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor therapy or within fourteen (14) days of stopping such treatment (see Drug Interactions section).

It is also contraindicated in patients with severe hypertension, severe coronary artery disease, and in those who have shown hypersensitivity or idiosyncrasy to its components, to adrenergic agents, or to other drugs of similar chemical structures.

Manifestations of patient idiosyncrasy to adrenergic agents include: insomnia, dizziness, weakness, tremor, or arrhythmias.
Hypersensitivity -- Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.

Angle Closure Glaucoma -- A form of glaucoma in which the intraocular pressure increases because the angle of the anterior chamber is blocked and the aqueous humor cannot drain from the anterior chamber.

Hypertensive disease -- Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.

Coronary Artery Disease -- Pathological processes of CORONARY ARTERIES that may derive from a congenital abnormality, atherosclerotic, or non-atherosclerotic cause.

Sleeplessness -- Difficulty in going to sleep or getting enough sleep.

Dizziness -- An imprecise term which may refer to a sense of spatial disorientation, motion of the environment, or lightheadedness.

Asthenia -- Clinical sign or symptom manifested as debility, or lack or loss of strength and energy.

Weakness --

Tremor -- Cyclical movement of a body part that can represent either a physiologic process or a manifestation of disease. Intention or action tremor, a common manifestation of CEREBELLAR DISEASES, is aggravated by movement. In contrast, resting tremor is maximal when there is no attempt at voluntary movement, and occurs as a relatively frequent manifestation of PARKINSON DISEASE.

cardiac arrhythmia -- any variation from the normal rhythm or rate of the heart beat.

Warnings

CLARINEX-D® 12 HOUR Extended Release Tablets should be used with caution in patients with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease, increased intraocular pressure, hyperthyroidism, or prostatic hypertrophy.

Central nervous system stimulation with convulsions or cardiovascular collapse with accompanying hypotension may be produced by sympathomimetic amines.

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