Aerius 5 mg orodispersible tablets

Illustration Aerius 5 mg orodispersible tablets
Substance(s) Desloratadine
Admission country United Kingdom
Manufacturer Schering-Plough Europe
Narcotic No
ATC Code R06AX27
Pharmacological group Antihistamines for systemic use

Authorisation holder

Schering-Plough Europe

Drugs with same active substance

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Azomyr 5 mg film-coated tablets Desloratadine Schering-Plough Europe
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Azomyr 5 mg orodispersible tablets Desloratadine Schering-Plough Europe

Patient’s Leaflet

What is it and how is it used?

Aerius orodispersible tablet is an antiallergy medicine that does not make you drowsy. It helps control your allergic reaction and its symptoms.

Aerius orodispersible tablet relieves symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal passages caused by an allergy, for example, hay fever or allergy to dust mites). These symptoms include sneezing, runny or itchy nose, itchy palate, and itchy, red or watery eyes.

Aerius orodispersible tablet is also used to relieve the symptoms associated with urticaria (a skin condition caused by an allergy). These symptoms include itching and hives.

Relief of these symptoms lasts a full day and helps you to resume your normal daily activities and sleep.


What do you have to consider before using it?

Do not take Aerius orodispersible tablet
  • if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to desloratadine, or any of the other ingredients of Aerius orodispersible tablet, or to loratadine.

Aerius 5 mg orodispersible tablet is indicated for adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older).

Take special care with Aerius orodispersible tablet
  • if you have poor kidney function.

If this applies to you, or if you are not sure, please check with your doctor before taking Aerius.

Taking other medicines
There are no known interactions of Aerius with other medicines.

Taking Aerius orodispersible tablet with food and drink
Aerius orodispersible tablet does not need to be taken with water or liquid. Additionally, Aerius orodispersible tablet may be taken with or without a meal.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, taking Aerius is not recommended.

Driving and using machines
At the recommended dose, Aerius is not expected to cause you to be drowsy or less alert. However, very rarely some people experience drowsiness, which may affect their ability to drive or use machines.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Aeriusorodispersible tablet This product contains aspartame. Aspartame is a source of phenylalanine, which may be harmful for people with phenylketonuria.


How is it used?

Before using, carefully peel open the blister and remove the dose of orodispersible tablet without crushing it. Place it in your mouth and it will disperse immediately. Water or other liquid is not needed to swallow the dose.

Adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older): take one 5 mg Aerius orodispersible tablet once a day. Take the dose immediately after removal from the blister.

Regarding the duration of treatment, your physician will determine the type of allergic rhinitis you are suffering from and will determine for how long you should take Aerius orodispersible tablets. If your allergic rhinitis is intermittent (presence of symptoms for less than 4 days per week or for less than 4 weeks), your physician will recommend you a treatment schedule that will depend on the evaluation of the history of your disease.
If your allergic rhinitis is persistent (presence of symptoms for 4 days or more per week and for more than 4 weeks), your physician may recommend you a longer term treatment.

For urticaria, the duration of treatment may be variable from patient to patient and therefore you should follow the instructions of your physician.

If you take more Aerius orodispersible tabletthan you should
Take Aerius orodispersible tablet only as prescribed for you. No serious problems are expected with accidental overdose. However, if you take more Aerius orodispersible tablet than you were told to, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

If you forget to take Aerius orodispersible tablet
If you forget to take your dose on time, take it as soon as possible, then go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten individual doses.


What are possible side effects?

Like all medicines, Aerius can cause side effects although not everybody gets them. In adults, side effects were about the same as with a dummy tablet. However, fatigue, dry mouth and headache were reported more often than with a dummy tablet. In adolescents, headache was the most commonly reported side effect.

During the marketing of Aerius, cases of severe allergic reactions (difficulty in breathing, wheezing, itching, hives and swelling) and rash have been reported very rarely. Cases of palpitations, rapid heartbeat, stomach pain, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhoea, dizziness, drowsiness, inability to sleep, muscle pain, hallucinations, seizures, restlessness with increased body movement, liver inflammation and abnormal liver function tests have also been reported very rarely.

If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.


How should it be stored?

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Store in the original package.

Do not use Aerius orodispersible tablet after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and blister. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Tell your pharmacist if you notice any change in the appearance of Aerius orodispersible tablet.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.


Further information

What Aerius orodispersible tablet contains
  • The active substance is desloratadine 5 mg
  • The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate, butylated methacrylate copolymer, crospovidone, sodium hydrogen carbonate, citric acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, ferric oxide, mannitol, aspartame (E951) and flavour Tutti-Frutti.
What Aerius orodispersible tablet looks like and contents of the pack

Aerius 5 mg orodispersible tablet is light red, speckled, and round with ?A? branded on one side. Aerius orodispersible tablet is packed in unit dose blisters in packs of
5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 30, 50, 60, 90 and 100 doses of orodispersible tablet.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer

Marketing Authorisation Holder: SP Europe, Rue de Stalle 73, B-1180 Bruxelles, Belgium.

Manufacturer: SP Labo N.V., Industriepark 30, B-2220 Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium.

For any information about this medicinal product, please contact the local representative of the Marketing Authorisation Holder:

BelgiëBelgiqueBelgien Rue de StalleStallestraat 73 B-1180 BruxellesBrusselBrüssel TélTel 32-02 370 92 11 LuxembourgLuxemburg Rue de Stalle 73 B-1180 BruxellesBrüssel BelgiqueBelgien TélTel 32-02 370 92 11

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Substance(s) Desloratadine
Admission country United Kingdom
Manufacturer Schering-Plough Europe
Narcotic No
ATC Code R06AX27
Pharmacological group Antihistamines for systemic use



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