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Review: taking Claritin and Ephedrine together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Claritin and Ephedrine together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Claritin and Ephedrine. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 46 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.





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What are the drugs

Claritin has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 24,197 Claritin users)

Ephedrine has active ingredients of ephedra. It is often used in weight loss. (latest outcomes from 615 Ephedrine users)

On Jan, 4, 2015: 46 people who take Claritin, Ephedrine are studied

Claritin, Ephedrine outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Claritin (loratadine)
- Ephedrine (ephedra)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Claritin is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Ephedrine is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PalpitationsTinnitusDizzinessn/aTinnitusDry Skinn/aAbdominal Discomfort
PyrexiaVision BlurredPremature AgingGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
White Blood Cell Count IncreasedGallbladder Polyp
Dry MouthEustachian Tube Dysfunction
DizzinessAbdominal Wall Mass
Dry SkinConjunctivitis
Blood Glucose IncreasedHypothyroidism
Blood Pressure IncreasedDiarrhoea
Premature AgingPeptic Ulcer
Pancreatic Cyst

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Claritin is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
Ephedrine is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Gallbladder PolypMuscle Spasms
Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseVomiting
Eustachian Tube DysfunctionInsomnia
Abdominal Wall MassConfusional State
HypothyroidismDrug Toxicity
Peptic UlcerOverdose
Pancreatic CystCerebral Infarction
Myeloproliferative DisorderConvulsion

Drug effectiveness by age :

Claritin is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Ephedrine is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/aCholelithiasisn/aAcute Myocardial InfarctionLymphomaRetinal DegenerationNausea
Benign Lymph Node NeoplasmTinea PedisGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseMaculopathyMuscle Spasms
DiarrhoeaEnterocolitisGallbladder PolypDyspnoeaVomiting
Decreased AppetiteUpper Respiratory Tract InflammationMyeloproliferative DisorderCoughInsomnia
NauseaSkin InfectionOccult Blood PositiveAsthmaContusion
VomitingBronchitis ChronicWeight DecreasedHeadacheFeeling Cold
Cholecystitis ChronicSomnolencePeptic UlcerSwelling FaceParaesthesia
Abdominal DistensionFatiguePancreatic CystSinus CongestionOverdose
Epigastric DiscomfortDry SkinOtitis MediaPain In ExtremityConfusional State
Biliary ColicHypersomniaEustachian Tube DysfunctionOedema PeripheralConvulsion

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Claritin (loratadine) is often used to treat allergies. Ephedrine (ephedra) is often used to treat weight loss. 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:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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