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Review: Claritin and Methotrexate





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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Claritin and Methotrexate. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 741 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 Claritin 24,193 users)

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (view latest outcomes from 131,201 users)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 741 people who take Claritin, Methotrexate are studied

Claritin, Methotrexate outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Claritin (loratadine)
- Methotrexate (methotrexate sodium)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Claritin is effective66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a
Methotrexate is effectiven/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
HypotensionSkin InfectionPancreatitis AcuteRespiratory FailureAstheniaViral InfectionHypertensive EmergencyNausea
PneumonitisPancytopeniaFlatulenceDizzinessArthritisErythemaVentricular HypertrophyDyspnoea
Acute Respiratory Distress SyndromeMacrocytosisFatigueMalaiseDry MouthDiabetes MellitusTricuspid Valve IncompetenceArthralgia
Blood Bilirubin IncreasedPsoriasisGastric PolypsHypoxiaLymphadenopathyOsteoporosisPneumoniaPain
Lung InfectionRashNauseaNauseaDiarrhoeaRotator Cuff SyndromeHerpes ZosterFatigue
Blood Sodium IncreasedLeukopeniaVertigoVomitingArthralgiaUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionRib FracturePyrexia
Pneumonia Respiratory Syncytial ViralConvulsionPyrexiaCoombs Negative Haemolytic AnaemiaDizzinessOsteomyelitis ChronicDecreased AppetiteCough
HypernatraemiaUrticariaEar InfectionBasal Cell CarcinomaRashTachycardiaBronchitisOedema Peripheral
Oxygen Saturation DecreasedUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionDyspepsiaDehydrationMusculoskeletal StiffnessDizzinessMitral Valve IncompetenceHeadache
Neurological SymptomCoughAbdominal DistensionPneumoniaPleural FibrosisStaphylococcal InfectionPulmonary Valve IncompetenceVomiting

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Claritin is effective50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
Methotrexate is effective28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaDyspnoea
ArthralgiaPain
DyspnoeaHeadache
Oedema PeripheralNausea
FatigueCough
PyrexiaOxygen Saturation Decreased
VomitingPruritus
HypoaesthesiaCondition Aggravated
PainAsthenia
CoughDrug Ineffective

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Claritin is effectiven/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
27.27%
(3 of 11 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Methotrexate is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
18.18%
(2 of 11 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Renal HypertrophyNauseaPneumonitisEpistaxisInjection Site PainArthralgiaNauseaDyspnoea
Bladder DiverticulumDiarrhoeaBlood Bilirubin IncreasedDeep Vein ThrombosisAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedNauseaArthralgiaNausea
Clostridial InfectionDyspnoeaHypotensionPulmonary EmbolismAphoniaHeadacheAstheniaCough
Reflux NephropathyHeadacheAcute Respiratory Distress SyndromeHaemorrhageHip FractureDrug IneffectiveHypoaesthesiaFatigue
Palatal DisorderSomnolenceAcanthosisPancytopeniaInjection Site Reaction NosHypoaesthesiaDyspnoeaBack Pain
Respiratory Syncytial Virus InfectionNeurological SymptomLung InfectionPurpuraPruritusGait DisturbanceOedema PeripheralOedema Peripheral
Urinary Tract InfectionOxygen Saturation DecreasedHypernatraemiaPancreatitis AcuteLower Limb FracturePruritusVomitingHypertension
MydriasisPneumonia Respiratory Syncytial ViralPain NosErythemaInjection Site HaemorrhagePain In ExtremityPyrexia
PyrexiaBlood Sodium IncreasedRigorsHeadacheInjection Site PainPyrexiaDizziness
HypotensionAcidosis NosOedematous PancreatitisDermatitis NosInjection Site Reaction NosCoughArthralgia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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