Review: taking Claritin and Zyrtec together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Claritin and Zyrtec together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Claritin and Zyrtec. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,466 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Claritin

Claritin has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Claritin 26,331 users)

Zyrtec

Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 33,169 users)

On Aug, 19, 2016

1,466 people who take Claritin, Zyrtec are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Claritin and Zyrtec drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Claritin:
  • < 1 month: 27.0% - (5 of 18 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.0% - (2 of 9 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Zyrtec:
  • < 1 month: 16.0% - (2 of 12 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.0% - (2 of 10 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Claritin:
  • female: 27.0% - (8 of 29 people)
  • male: 21.0% - (4 of 19 people)
Zyrtec:
  • female: 37.0% - (10 of 27 people)
  • male: 29.0% - (5 of 17 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Claritin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 12.0% - (1 of 8 people)
  • 30-39: 20.0% - (2 of 10 people)
  • 40-49: 41.0% - (7 of 17 people)
  • 50-59: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
Zyrtec:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 28.0% - (2 of 7 people)
  • 30-39: 20.0% - (2 of 10 people)
  • 40-49: 53.0% - (8 of 15 people)
  • 50-59: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • abnormal behaviour
  • mental disorder
  • hallucination
  • loss of consciousness
  • somnolence
  • blood alkaline phosphatase increased
  • eosinophilia
  • blood pressure increased
  • fatigue
  • gamma-glutamyltransferase increased
1 - 6 months:
  • liver disorder
  • hypertension
  • electrocardiogram qt prolonged
  • fatigue
  • lacunar infarction
  • rash
  • reflux oesophagitis
  • small intestine carcinoma
  • vomiting
  • atrial flutter
6 - 12 months:
  • lacunar infarction
  • liver disorder
  • reflux oesophagitis
  • fatigue
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • hypokalaemia
  • renal failure chronic
  • abdominal pain
  • anaemia
  • blood alkaline phosphatase increased
1 - 2 years:
  • anxiety
  • muscle pain
  • pain - joints
  • tic
  • fatigue
  • bedwetting
  • breast cancer female
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • eosinophilic pneumonia
  • gallbladder polyp
2 - 5 years:
  • anxiety
  • biliary dyskinesia
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • dehydration
  • depression
  • drug effect increased
  • pain
  • pancreatitis
  • post cholecystectomy syndrome
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
5 - 10 years:
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • frequent headaches
  • nausea
  • pain - joints
  • stomach pain
  • tennis elbow
  • upset stomach
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • biopsy breast abnormal
10+ years:
  • abnormal behaviour
  • aggression
  • amnesia
  • anxiety
  • delusion
  • depression
  • hallucination
  • insomnia
  • irritability
  • paranoia
not specified:
  • pain
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • dyspnoea
  • diarrhoea

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • arthralgia
  • abdominal pain
  • sinusitis
  • pain in extremity
male:
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • asthenia
  • back pain
  • diarrhoea

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • alopecia
  • blood pressure increased
  • congenital oral malformation
  • fall
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • photosensitivity reaction
  • syncope
2-9:
  • anxiety
  • muscle pain
  • pain - joints
  • tic
  • drug ineffective
  • hallucination, visual
  • nightmare
  • cough
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • pyrexia
10-19:
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • somnolence
  • mental disorder
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain upper
  • abnormal behaviour
  • anxiety
20-29:
  • cholelithiasis
  • pulmonary embolism
  • cholecystitis
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting
  • bile duct obstruction
  • loss of consciousness
30-39:
  • fatigue
  • bronchitis
  • abdominal pain
  • fall
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • arthralgia
  • contusion
  • depression
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • pain in extremity
40-49:
  • back pain
  • pain
  • depression
  • dyspnoea
  • drug ineffective
  • pain in extremity
  • sinusitis
  • cough
  • arthralgia
  • fatigue
50-59:
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • arthralgia
  • pyrexia
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • pain
  • fall
60+:
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • anxiety
  • drug ineffective
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • headache
  • weight decreased

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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