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Claritin vs Zyrtec vs Allegra, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 44

This is personalized comparison of Claritin vs Zyrtec vs Allegra for a male aged 44. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Claritin (latest outcomes from 24,164 users) has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies.

Zyrtec (latest outcomes from 29,897 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Allegra (latest outcomes from 23,822 users) has active ingredients of fexofenadine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

On Jul, 9, 2014: 3,057 male patients aged 39 who take the same drugs are studied in Claritin vs Zyrtec vs Allegra

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male39Allergies

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Claritin loratadinenot specified
Zyrtec cetirizine hydrochlorideMcneil Consumer
Allegra fexofenadine hydrochlorideSanofi Aventis Us

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 39 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ClaritinZyrtec (Mcneil Consumer)Allegra (Sanofi Aventis Us)
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DepressionHeadache (pain in head)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Asthenia (weakness)Chest Pain
DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)Depression
Headache (pain in head)AnxietyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Ineffective
Back PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dizziness
Pyrexia (fever)DizzinessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Asthenia (weakness)Drug IneffectiveBack Pain
AnxietyCondition AggravatedAsthenia (weakness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ClaritinZyrtec (Mcneil Consumer)Allegra (Sanofi Aventis Us)
Emotional DisorderLipodystrophy (abnormal or degenerative conditions of the body's adipose tissue)Anxiety
Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Rotator Cuff Syndrome (a spectrum of conditions affecting the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder)
Erection Difficulties - Age RelatedHydronephrosis (water inside the kidney)Headache (pain in head)
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedPerianal Fungal InfectionBlood Cholesterol Increased
DepressionHaematuria (presence of blood in urine)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
Hallucination, Auditory (perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus)Muscle Cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction)Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)
Hypothermia (body temperature drops below the required temperature for normal metabolism and body functions)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Diarrhoea
Cardiac ArrestSpermatozoa Progressive Motility DecreasedPneumonia
Hallucination, Visual (seeing things that aren't there)Sleep DisorderDepression
Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Intentional Overdose

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Claritin3.53%28.24%37.65%23.53%7.06%
Zyrtec5.77%11.54%28.85%37.50%16.35%
Allegra2.00%16.00%36.00%34.00%12.00%

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On eHealthMe, Claritin (loratadine) is often used to treat allergies. Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride) 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.

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