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Review: Claritin and Xopenex Hfa

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Claritin and Xopenex Hfa. It is created by eHealthMe based on 146 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 2, 2014: 146 people who reported to have interactions when taking Claritin, Xopenex Hfa are studied

Trend of Claritin, Xopenex Hfa's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4504644)

Drug combinations in study:
- Claritin (loratadine)
- Xopenex Hfa (levalbuterol tartrate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Claritin, Xopenex Hfa:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)84
Asthma64
Anxiety63
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)46
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)44
Pain42
Chest Pain42
Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)40
Weight Decreased38
Abdominal Pain38

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Claritin, Xopenex Hfa:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)4
Restless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)4
Musculoskeletal Disorder (disease of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves)4
Renal Failure Chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction)4
Hypertensive Nephropathy (hypertensive renal disease)4
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)4
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)4
Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)4
Cough4
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)4

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Claritin0.000.000.000.000.00
Xopenex Hfa0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma
  2. Hypersensitivity
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  5. Pain

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Singulair
  2. Prednisone
  3. Spiriva
  4. Nexium
  5. Aspirin

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Claritin (loratadine) is often used to treat allergies. Xopenex Hfa (levalbuterol tartrate) is often used to treat asthma. 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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