Review: Claritin and Zyrtec
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Claritin and Zyrtec. It is created by eHealthMe based on 1,195 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Claritin (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies.
Zyrtec (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
On Dec, 4, 2013: 1,195 people who reported to have interactions when taking Claritin, Zyrtec are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Claritin (loratadine)
- Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Claritin, Zyrtec:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Arthralgia (joint pain)||266|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or labored breathing)||244|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||192|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||144|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Claritin, Zyrtec:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Fibrocystic Breast Disease (a condition causing breast pain, cysts, and noncancerous breast lumps, affects many women)||3|
|Biopsy Breast Abnormal||3|
|Rotator Cuff Syndrome (a spectrum of conditions affecting the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulde)||3|
|Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)||3|
|Nasal Septum Deviation (deviated nasal septum)||3|
|Musculoskeletal Pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves)||3|
|Mammogram Abnormal (abnormal breast examination)||3|
How effective are the drugs:
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Seasonal allergy
- Multiple allergies
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- By dprincess : Trileptal and seroquel and ativan and zyrtec taken together
(for a 26 year old woman who has Brain Tremors, Chest Discomfort, and takes Seroquel, Lorazepam, Trileptal, Zyrtec)
I took Zyrtec and started having chest pain an hour ago and I just took my regular night meds trileptal 300mg and seroquel 100mg and Ativan 2mg and now feeling weak and dizzy
(Number of patients like dprincess : 3,158)
- By supersizeme: Is the larger breast size permanent after quitting smoking?
(for a 24 year old woman who has Larger And More Sensitive Breasts, and takes Nuvaring, Zyrtec Allergy, Singulair, Multivitamin)
Woke this morning day 4 of no smoking, no nicotine in ANY SHAPE OR FORM and my bra did NOT FIT!!! My breasts are much larger and I am going to get re-sized after work today. Plus my libido is ridiculous!!! Every little thing is making me sexually insane! How long does this last???
(Number of patients like supersizeme: 2,476)
- By GoldiesAD: I was diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer 6 years ago, and food allergies 4 years ago. i was told that with cancer, i should not be taking claritin.
(for a 82 year old man who has Itching, and takes Claritin)
I have severe itching and forever scratching myself. I take Claritin to ease the itchiness. Since I also have prostate cancer, I was told that I should not be taking an antishistamine because it would cause cancer to spread. Any comments on that?
(Number of patients like GoldiesAD: 643)
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(for a 22 year old woman who has Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Weight Control, Menstruation Irregular, Hirsutism, Seasonal Allergy, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and takes Effexor Xr, Phentermine, Spironolactone, Loestrin 24 Fe, Zyrtec)
phentermine has caused significant weight loss. Effexor XR manages my GAD and depression but causes random physiological anxiety attacks, drastic increase in sweating, vivid and nightly nightmares
(Number of patients like carolinewhitney: 11,222)
- By Nikkiney.79: Living with chronic pain while battling with psychological disorders.
(for a 34 year old woman who has Spondylolysis, Intervertebral Disc Degeneration, Lordosis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Panic Disorder, Fatigue - Chronic, Chronic Sinusitis, Chronic Gastritis, Insomnia, and takes Fentanyl, Gabapentin, Concerta, Cymbalta, Norco, Baclofen, Loratadine, Flonase, Omeprazole, Melatonin)
I have had back problems since 2004. I have been on pain management since 2007. A year ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Not only does fibromyalgia cause deep wide spread pain, it also makes me feel lethargic, fluish, and greatly effects my daily life. I also have some psychological conditions ...
(Number of patients like Nikkiney.79: 12,157)
- By MaryAAMeyer: Oxybutynin chloride and chest pain
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A urologist prescribed Vesicare (and Estrace cream) early in 2013 for urge incontinance. When hospitalized for cellulitis (never had it before) in May (2013), I took lots of I-V Clindamycin. The hospital had Ditropan on their formulary, and the urologist switched to it (it was cheaper)--and I con ...
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Claritin (loratadine) is often used to treat allergies. Zyrtec (cetirizine 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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