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Claritin

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Satisfaction
6.8
6.5  Effectiveness
2.7  Side Effects
5.3  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 2 Claritin side effects and 2 Claritin benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is loratadine and brand names are Claritin, Alavert, Claritin Hives Relief, Clear-Atadine, Claritin Reditab, Clear-Atadine Children's, Dimetapp ND, Tavist ND, Wal-itin.
The active ingredients of this medication are Ketotifen, loratadine, pseudoephedrine.
Mainly used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
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Effectiveness of Claritin by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Claritin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 1.8% 92.3% 4.8% 1.2%
Balance/Equilibrium 0.6% 1.2% 92.3% 5.4% 0.6%
Blood Pressure 0% 0.6% 98.8% 0.6% 0%
Breathing 1.8% 4.7% 69.4% 15.9% 8.2%
Confidence 0.6% 0.6% 92.9% 6% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 4.2% 92.3% 3% 0.6%
Digestion 0% 1.2% 97.6% 1.2% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0.6% 3% 88.7% 6.5% 1.2%
Energy 0.6% 8.3% 76.3% 12.4% 2.4%
Eyesight 0% 2.4% 88.1% 7.7% 1.8%
Memory 0.6% 0% 94.7% 4.1% 0.6%
Mental Clarity 1.2% 5.3% 85.2% 7.7% 0.6%
Pain 0% 3% 95.2% 1.8% 0%
Patience 0.6% 1.2% 91.1% 6.5% 0.6%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 97.6% 1.2% 1.2%
Skin Complexion 0.6% 3% 94% 2.4% 0%
Sleep 0.6% 8.8% 69.4% 15.3% 5.9%
Stress Level 0.6% 4.8% 84.5% 7.7% 2.4%
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Commonly Reported Claritin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 99.4% 0% 0% 0% 0.6%
Anxiety 96.8% 0% 3.2% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 95.8% 3.6% 0% 0% 0.6%
Breathing Difficulties 96.8% 3.2% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 96.8% 3.2% 0% 0% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 97.8% 1.5% 0% 0% 0.7%
Cough 95.8% 3.6% 0% 0.6% 0%
Depression 96.8% 0% 0% 3.2% 0%
Dizziness 91.7% 7.1% 0.6% 0.6% 0%
Drowsiness 76.8% 14.3% 6% 3% 0%
Dry Mouth 87.1% 11% 0.6% 0% 1.2%
Dry Nose 82.2% 13.2% 3.1% 1.6% 0%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 87.6% 9.3% 1.6% 0.8% 0.8%
Fatigue 87.7% 8.2% 2.3% 1.8% 0%
Headache 92.3% 4.8% 1.2% 1.8% 0%
Insomnia 93.5% 6.5% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 93.5% 6.5% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 96.8% 0% 0% 3.2% 0%
Muscle Cramping 96.8% 0% 0% 3.2% 0%
Nausea 97.6% 1.2% 0.6% 0% 0.6%
Nosebleeds 97.7% 1.6% 0% 0.8% 0%
Rapid Heartbeat 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 93.5% 0% 0% 6.5% 0%
Skin Rash 98.5% 0% 0.7% 0% 0.7%
Sneezing 93.8% 4.7% 0.8% 0% 0.8%
Sore Throat 95.8% 3% 0.6% 0% 0.6%
Stomach Ache 90.3% 3.2% 3.2% 3.2% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 97.7% 0.8% 1.6% 0% 0%
Wheezing 99.2% 0.8% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Claritin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 96.9% 0.6% 2.5% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 94.6% 4.2% 0.6% 0% 0.6%
Back Pain 99.3% 0% 0.7% 0% 0%
Chest Pain 75% 0% 0% 25% 0%
Diarrhea 98.5% 1.5% 0% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 99.4% 0% 0.6% 0% 0%
Dry Nose 91.4% 0% 8.6% 0% 0%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 80% 11.4% 2.9% 5.7% 0%
Hair Loss 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
High Blood Pressure 98.5% 1.5% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 95.6% 4.4% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 96.9% 1.2% 1.2% 0% 0.6%
Muscle Cramping 99.3% 0.7% 0% 0% 0%
Nervousness 95.7% 3.7% 0.6% 0% 0%
Nosebleeds 94.6% 2.7% 0% 2.7% 0%
Rapid Heartbeat 98.5% 1.5% 0% 0% 0%
Sneezing 97% 0% 0% 3% 0%
Tingling Sensations 99.4% 0.6% 0% 0% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 88.2% 8.8% 2.9% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Claritin
Since taking Claritin Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 0.5%
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User Comments about Claritin
09 Mar 2013 It gives me dry mouth
   —Posted by Anonymous
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09 Mar 2013 Wondering if there will be any long-term side effects
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02 Jul 2012 It works and helped me with my itching. I think that's all I can expect since I have eczema and I know that improvement is all I can ask for:)
   —Posted by Vaidika Patel
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23 Mar 2012 I used this for a short time when it was first introduced and ended up becoming allergic to may pets... as well as getting a horrible rash on my hands and feet. I discontinued use and then removed my beloved pets from my life. BAD MOVE. I used Claritin for a VERY short time again about 5 years later and decided the previous experience was linked and discontinued use after about 2 or 3 weeks. The effects then moved to Alopecia Areata which in the last 8 years has become Alopecia Totalis and slowly becoming Alopecial Universalis. I connect it to the Claritin because I take very little if anything other than natural vitamins now.
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01 Jan 2012 This medication worked well for clearing up my allergies. It opened my sinuses and helped me breathe easier.
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