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Review: Claritin and Zyrtec

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Claritin and Zyrtec. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,295 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Claritin (latest outcomes from 24,189 users) has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergen.

Zyrtec (latest outcomes from 29,940 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 1,295 people who take Claritin, Zyrtec are studied

Claritin, Zyrtec outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Claritin (loratadine)
- Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Claritin is effective23.53%
(4 of 17 people)
14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Zyrtec is effective9.09%
(1 of 11 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
SomnolenceRashReflux OesophagitisBedwettingDepressionDepressionAnxietyPain
Abnormal BehaviourHypertensionLiver DisorderOvarian CystPancreatitisAnxietyDelusionFatigue
HeadacheLiver DisorderLacunar InfarctionBreast Cancer FemalePainNightmareAmnesiaDepression
Mental DisorderReflux OesophagitisMyoclonusFatiguePost Cholecystectomy SyndromeSuicide AttemptAggressionNausea
Blood Pressure IncreasedElectrocardiogram Qt ProlongedHypokalaemiaEosinophilic PneumoniaPost-traumatic Stress DisorderArthralgiaAbnormal BehaviourArthralgia
Loss Of ConsciousnessLacunar InfarctionHypocalcaemiaPain - JointsAnxietyOsteoporosisDepressionAnxiety
UrticariaAtrial FlutterFatigueMuscle PainBiliary DyskinesiaBiopsy Breast AbnormalHallucinationBack Pain
PruritusAtrioventricular Block First DegreeCor Pulmonale ChronicAnxietyMouth UlcerationFibrocystic Breast DiseasePsychotic DisorderDrug Ineffective
HallucinationErysipelasTesticular FailureTicDrug IneffectiveMammogram AbnormalParanoiaDyspnoea
FatigueGeneralised OedemaRosaceaBedwettingIntentional OverdoseIrritabilitySinusitis

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Claritin is effective25.00%
(7 of 28 people)
17.65%
(3 of 17 people)
Zyrtec is effective34.62%
(9 of 26 people)
26.67%
(4 of 15 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainDepression
FatigueFatigue
NauseaDrug Ineffective
ArthralgiaDizziness
DepressionPain
AnxietyAsthenia
Back PainDyspnoea
Pain In ExtremityAnxiety
SinusitisBack Pain
FallInsomnia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Claritin is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 12 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
23.81%
(5 of 21 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 8 people)
Zyrtec is effectiven/a12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
35.29%
(6 of 17 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
SyncopeNightmarePainCholelithiasisFatigueBack PainFatigueNausea
FallDrug IneffectiveFatiguePulmonary EmbolismBronchitisDepressionDepressionVomiting
Blood Pressure IncreasedHallucination, VisualSomnolenceChest PainAbdominal PainPainNauseaDiarrhoea
AlopeciaPyrexiaMental DisorderCholecystitis ChronicFallSinusitisPainDizziness
Photosensitivity ReactionDrug HypersensitivityNauseaDepressionBlood Cholesterol IncreasedPain In ExtremityArthralgiaAnxiety
EpistaxisArthralgiaDeep Vein ThrombosisArthralgiaDrug IneffectiveAnxietyPain
Feeling AbnormalSuicidal IdeationVomitingContusionFatigueChest PainHypertension
PalpitationsLoss Of ConsciousnessDiarrhoeaSinusitisDyspnoeaConstipationDrug Ineffective
FallAbdominal Pain UpperLoss Of ConsciousnessDepressionArthralgiaVomitingDepression
Chest PainCholecystitis ChronicCholecystitisPain In ExtremityCoughPyrexiaAsthenia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • My son is 10 and he has been on risperdone for 6 months. he has all season allergies. he takes zyrtec, but it is not working for him... any suggestions?
    (Asked by a 10 year old boy who has Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type, and takes Zyrtec)
    My son is getting worse since been on Risperdone, I thinking it has something to do with zyrtec

  • Am taking symbicort for copd, woke up with sinus discomfort, can i use fluticasone nasal spray
    (Asked by a 64 year old woman who has COPD, and takes Claritin Reditabs, CoQ10, Lovastatin, Tudorza Pressair, Lisinopril, Symbicort)
    Developing sinus infection. Can I use fluticasone nasal spray

  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...

  • Does calritin or loratidine cause fainting?
    (Asked by a 31 year old man who has Rash Scaly, Syncope, and takes Claritin)
    31 year old healthy male, never takes any medications and rarely gets sick had a bad allergy season and took Claritin (24 hr) once daily for two months. Randomly had a syncope/fainting episode and a week later still feeling lightheaded/fainting feeling. Also has random bumpy rash on right elbow. ...

  • What is the current treatment for larangospasm?
    (Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Osteoarthritis, Hypercholesterolemia, GERD, Larangospasm With Asthmatic Component, and takes Klonopin, Xanax, Celebrex, Zyrtec, Lipitor, Fluticasone Propionate, Budesonide , Xopenex, Prevacid, Lexapro)
    For two years I have been fighting with larangospasm. I have been hospitalized twice and treated with prednisone as well as nebulizers with albuterol. I had botox injections into my vocal cords last July 2013 and have a straw hanging around my neck for straw breathing. The last "attack" lasted one ...

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