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Chlorpheniramine Maleate vs Loratadine, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 65

This is personalized comparison of Chlorpheniramine Maleate vs Loratadine for a male aged 65. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Chlorpheniramine maleate (latest outcomes from 3,081 users) has active ingredients of chlorpheniramine maleate. It is often used in allergies.

Loratadine (latest outcomes from 10,975 users) has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 1,894 male patients aged 60 who take the same drugs are studied in Chlorpheniramine Maleate vs Loratadine

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Chlorpheniramine Maleate chlorpheniramine maleatenot specified
Loratadine loratadineAndrx Pharms

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 60 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Chlorpheniramine MaleateLoratadine (Andrx Pharms)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Pyrexia (fever)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Chest Pain
Platelet Count DecreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Haemoglobin DecreasedAsthenia (weakness)
C-reactive Protein IncreasedDizziness
Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)Pain
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Chlorpheniramine MaleateLoratadine (Andrx Pharms)
Chest PainGouty Arthritis (joint inflammation with crystal formation)
Low IronAllergies
Chest DiscomfortHigh Blood Pressure
Acid Reflux (stomach acids rise up)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Condition Aggravated
Epistaxis (bleed from the nose)
Large Intestine Carcinoma (cancer of large intestine)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Chlorpheniramine Maleate0.00%14.29%42.86%28.57%14.29%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Chlorpheniramine Maleate (chlorpheniramine maleate) is often used to treat allergies. Loratadine (loratadine) 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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