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Loratadine

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7
7.3  Effectiveness
2.5  Side Effects
6  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 2 Loratadine side effects and 3 Loratadine benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is loratadine and brand name is Claritin, Claritin Liqui-Gels.

The active ingredient of this medication is loratadine.

It is primarily used in used in relieving symptoms of seasonal allergies like runny nose; sneezing; itchy/watery eyes; or itching of the nose and throat.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Loratadine, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 93% 4.7% 2.3%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 93% 4.7% 2.3%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 2.3% 4.5% 63.6% 18.2% 11.4%
Confidence 0% 4.7% 88.4% 2.3% 4.7%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 93% 4.7% 2.3%
Digestion 0% 2.3% 93% 2.3% 2.3%
Emotional Well-being 0% 2.3% 72.1% 16.3% 9.3%
Energy 2.3% 9.3% 69.8% 14% 4.7%
Eyesight 0% 4.7% 86% 9.3% 0%
Memory 0% 0% 95.3% 4.7% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 2.3% 79.1% 14% 4.7%
Pain 0% 2.3% 90.7% 2.3% 4.7%
Patience 0% 0% 88.4% 4.7% 7%
Sexual Health 2.3% 2.3% 95.3% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 97.7% 2.3% 0%
Sleep 2.3% 9.3% 60.5% 18.6% 9.3%
Stress Level 4.7% 0% 76.7% 11.6% 7%
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Commonly Reported Loratadine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 90.9% 0% 0% 9.1% 0%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 91.2% 5.9% 2.9% 0% 0%
Headache 85.7% 7.1% 4.8% 0% 2.4%
Gas 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Fatigue 83.3% 7.1% 4.8% 4.8% 0%
Depression 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 81.8% 9.1% 0% 0% 9.1%
Blurred Vision 97.6% 2.4% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 76.2% 11.9% 7.1% 4.8% 0%
Cough 92.9% 4.8% 2.4% 0% 0%
Nausea 95.2% 2.4% 0% 0% 2.4%
Dry Mouth 90.5% 2.4% 7.1% 0% 0%
Dizziness 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Sore Throat 92.9% 4.8% 2.4% 0% 0%
Nosebleeds 94.1% 5.9% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Nose 91.2% 8.8% 0% 0% 0%
Sneezing 85.3% 8.8% 2.9% 2.9% 0%
Insomnia 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 97.6% 2.4% 0% 0% 0%
Wheezing 97.1% 2.9% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 81.8% 9.1% 9.1% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Loratadine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Diarrhea 96.8% 3.2% 0% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 95.2% 4.8% 0% 0% 0%
Abdominal Pain 96.8% 3.2% 0% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 97.6% 2.4% 0% 0% 0%
Sneezing 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Tingling Sensations 95.2% 2.4% 2.4% 0% 0%
Dry Nose 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Nervousness 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 96.8% 3.2% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 92.9% 2.4% 4.8% 0% 0%
Congestion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Constipation 93.8% 3.1% 0% 0% 3.1%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 95.2% 0% 2.4% 0% 2.4%
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User Comments about Loratadine
10 Jun 2013 I have used Loratadine for years to stop allergy headaches, but I have recently realized that in taking it I get very depressed.
   —Posted by Classeco
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14 Sep 2012 I like the small size which makes them easy to swallow
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07 May 2012 Loratadine works well for me when I develop my allergy symptoms. It tends to help resolve my symptoms within the next 2-3 hours when I take the drug. I have been use it for a very long time and I experience no side effects from the medication.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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27 Apr 2012 slight drowsiness, and fatigue during the day
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08 Feb 2012 I am very pleased with my allergy medicine.
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