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Review: Claritin and Midol

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Claritin and Midol. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,084 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 24,181 users) has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies.

Midol (latest outcomes from 999 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in painful menstrual periods.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 2,084 people who take Claritin, Midol are studied

Claritin, Midol outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Claritin (loratadine)
- Midol (ibuprofen)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Claritin is effective21.74%
(5 of 23 people)
(2 of 9 people)
(2 of 5 people)
(4 of 12 people)
(13 of 17 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(4 of 5 people)
(0 of 2 people)
Midol is effective40.74%
(11 of 27 people)
(3 of 7 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(2 of 6 people)
(4 of 10 people)
(4 of 8 people)
(3 of 11 people)
(3 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PalpitationsIntervertebral Disc ProtrusionInjuryFatigueAnxietyAnxietyWeight DecreasedNausea
SomnolenceVocal Cord ThickeningImpulse-control DisorderHypoaesthesiaDepressionDepressionCholelithiasisPain
HeadacheSpinal Column StenosisPathological GamblingHypertensionPainElectrocardiogram Qt ProlongedAbdominal Pain UpperDyspnoea
DyspnoeaDysphoniaPsychotic DisorderChest PainChest PainRenal FailurePulmonary EmbolismHeadache
PainCerebrovascular AccidentWeight IncreasedDyspnoeaPeriodontitisPainAnxietyAnxiety
TachycardiaColonic PolypHyperphagiaScleral Disorder NosRaynaud's PhenomenonPulmonary EmbolismProteinuriaFatigue
AnxietyAbdominal PainMajor DepressionAbdominal Pain UpperOsteonecrosisSuicide AttemptIntervertebral Disc ProtrusionChest Pain
UrticariaHeart Rate IrregularHallucination, OlfactoryVision BlurredOsteomyelitisInjuryNephrotic SyndromeDepression
Completed SuicideDyspepsiaHypersexualityAbortion Spontaneous NosPulmonary EmbolismSuicidal IdeationJoint SwellingBack Pain
RashWeight DecreasedCognitive DisorderDiarrhoeaDeep Vein ThrombosisNightmareGlomerulonephritis Minimal LesionVomiting

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Claritin is effective44.44%
(24 of 54 people)
(7 of 21 people)
Midol is effective40.35%
(23 of 57 people)
(8 of 19 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

AnxietyChest Pain
Back PainAnxiety
Chest PainNausea
Pulmonary EmbolismArthralgia

Drug effectiveness by age :

Claritin is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 5 people)
(0 of 3 people)
(3 of 9 people)
(5 of 12 people)
(9 of 32 people)
(9 of 30 people)
(5 of 17 people)
Midol is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(2 of 3 people)
(6 of 10 people)
(6 of 13 people)
(5 of 30 people)
(6 of 31 people)
(5 of 17 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

Abortion Induced NosPyrexiaAnxietyPulmonary EmbolismAnxietyFatigueFatigueNausea
Complications Of Maternal Exposure To Therapeutic DrugsViral InfectionChest PainCholecystitis ChronicPulmonary EmbolismDyspnoeaBack PainDyspnoea
Maternal Drugs Affecting FoetusStatus EpilepticusDyspnoeaDeep Vein ThrombosisInjuryPainHypertensionDizziness
Pregnancy NosThroat IrritationDepressionNauseaNauseaPain In ExtremityAstheniaAnxiety
SedationWeight DecreasedCholelithiasisCholelithiasisDepressionHeadacheChest PainBack Pain
Diarrhoea NosNauseaFatigueEmotional DistressDeep Vein ThrombosisDepressionDizzinessAsthenia
Gallbladder OperationAnorexiaAbdominal Pain UpperAbdominal Pain UpperEmotional DistressAnxietyOedema PeripheralAnaemia
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedSinusitisInflammatory Bowel DiseaseVomitingChest PainVomitingVomitingHeadache
Sensation Of Foreign BodyMigraineLip DryChest PainArthralgiaOedema PeripheralPainFall

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Diabetes Mellitus, insulin dependent for 53 years, brittle.
    Chronic pain due to needing bone graph in femur/hip joint due to femur fracture 5 years ago which surgery did not properly repair--chronic bone deterioration in that left femur, lumbar spinal stenosis-awaiting surgery to L4/L5 slipped/ruptured disc. Left femur 1 inch shorter now than right femur.Chronic deterioration in right shoulder socket and upper arm, and clavicle--all due to longevity of insulin dependence for majority of life. Osteoporosis does not show up in blood tests, only osteopenia, altho oddities in bone density tests. Insurance w/not approve Exelon patch-concerns about Aricept effects on body and mind. Educated, intelligent, fully functional and capable post-menopausal female, worried that Aricept will have unwanted side effects to functionality. Living on on in an apartment. Too functional for a nursing facility. Please tell me what you think. Thanks, Teresa Shumate,


  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • depression, anxiety, adhd, L4-5 black disc with impingement


  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Also have reaction to latex gloves and when taking ibuprofen


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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Claritin (loratadine) is often used to treat allergen. Midol (ibuprofen) is often used to treat painful menstrual periods. 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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