Giving Antihistamines Without A Doctor’s Prescription?
Good night, a few years ago I was affected by tinea corporis, and besides being given the ointment ketoconazole, I was also given an itching reliever called “aerius” containing desloratadine, now there is my friend who has itchy skin disease due to mites and animals after taking the medicine + using ointment, itching appears very disturbing. Can this drug also be used to relieve my friend’s itching?
Histamine is a chemical compound released by the body during a hypersensitivity reaction. Histamine causes symptoms including itching. Deschloratadine is an antihistamine class of drugs, which means it can reduce the release of histamine so that symptoms due to histamine are reduced. Desloratadine can be used to relieve allergic symptoms, such as sneezing, itching on the skin / eyes / nose, reducing colds due to allergies, and so on.
This drug is usually taken 1 time per day for several days on a regular basis until symptoms subside. This drug is usually given on the instructions of a doctor and its use is not allowed for patients with a history of allergies to the drug or drugs with similar groups. Patients with kidney disorders or liver disorders must also be careful in taking this drug. The doctor must adjust the dosage in these cases.
Side effects that can be caused by using desloratadine are:
If possible adjust first with the drug that is owned by your friend before giving desloratadine again. Because usually doctors also have given drugs with the same class in cases of skin diseases with itching. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.