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Zyrtec vs Claritin vs Allegra for a female patient aged 51

Summary: 10,084 female patients aged 51 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Zyrtec vs Claritin vs Allegra for a female aged 51. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Zyrtec (latest outcomes from 29,990 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Claritin (latest outcomes from 24,213 users) has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies.

Allegra (latest outcomes from 23,873 users) has active ingredients of fexofenadine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

What is the symptom

Irritability has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest reports from 23,595 Irritability patients)

On Apr, 25, 2015: 10,084 female patients aged 48 who take the same drugs are studied in Zyrtec vs Claritin vs Allegra

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female48Allergies

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Zyrtec cetirizine hydrochlorideMcneil Consumer
Claritin loratadineSchering Plough
Allegra fexofenadine hydrochlorideSanofi Aventis Us

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 48 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Zyrtec (Mcneil Consumer)Claritin (Schering Plough)Allegra (Sanofi Aventis Us)
Irritability1.72%0.85%1.79%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Zyrtec (Mcneil Consumer)Claritin (Schering Plough)Allegra (Sanofi Aventis Us)
NauseaNauseaNausea
HeadacheChest PainChest Pain
Drug IneffectiveFatigueHeadache
FatigueDrug IneffectiveDyspnoea
DizzinessDepressionFatigue
DyspnoeaHeadacheDizziness
Chest PainPalpitationsDrug Ineffective
PruritusDyspnoeaDepression
DepressionDizzinessArthralgia
Weight IncreasedArthralgiaAnxiety

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Zyrtec (Mcneil Consumer)Claritin (Schering Plough)Allegra (Sanofi Aventis Us)
HeadacheAcute Myocardial InfarctionInsomnia
VertigoFatigueTiredness
DepressionMitral Valve IncompetenceArthritis
InsomniaWeight IncreasedPremature Aging
Vertigo - PositionalTachyarrhythmiaMalaise
AnxietyTricuspid Valve IncompetenceDehydration
Temporomandibular Joint SyndromeDyspepsiaTransient Rds
UrticariaArteriospasm CoronaryHives
OsteoarthritisNeuralgiaAcne
Sinus CongestionSacroiliitisDepression

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Zyrtec5.07%12.39%29.30%36.90%16.34%
Claritin1.26%21.43%40.34%31.09%5.88%
Allegra3.27%18.30%35.29%28.76%14.38%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride) is often used to treat allergies. Claritin (loratadine) is often used to treat allergies. Allegra (fexofenadine hydrochloride) is often used to treat allergies. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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