The Food and Drug Administration cleared a reformulated version of
orally disintegrating Clarinex Reditabs.
The tablets can be taken once daily by adults and kids 6 years and older, the Kenilworth, N.J., company said Friday. The allergy medicine is available in two dosages, 2.5 milligrams and 5 milligrams of desloratadine.
Schering-Plough said the new formulation will be available in pharmacies in September and will come in a new "tutti frutti" flavor. Orally disintegrating Clarinex can be taken with or without water, the company says.
Schering-Plough rose 4 cents Friday to $20.14.