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Review: taking Claritin and Xopenex Hfa together

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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Claritin and Xopenex Hfa. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 146 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 24,202 Claritin users)

Xopenex hfa has active ingredients of levalbuterol tartrate. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from 330 Xopenex hfa users)

On Feb, 21, 2015: 146 people who take Claritin, Xopenex Hfa are studied

Claritin, Xopenex Hfa outcomes

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

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)
Xopenex Hfa is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
SepsisRenal Failure ChronicRosaceaCholelithiasisn/aFlushingn/aAsthma
Respiratory FailureMusculoskeletal DisorderRenal Failure ChronicAbdominal PainDyspnoea
Renal FailureRosaceaTesticular FailureCholecystitis ChronicOedema Peripheral
TremorTesticular FailureFatigueRenal Failure ChronicWeight Decreased
Cor Pulmonale ChronicCor Pulmonale ChronicRosaceaAbdominal Pain
FatigueMusculoskeletal DisorderFatiguePain
MalaiseMalaiseCor Pulmonale ChronicNausea
Hypertensive NephropathyRestless Legs SyndromeMusculoskeletal DisorderPleural Effusion
OsteoarthritisOsteoarthritisTesticular FailureFatigue
Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseSleep Apnoea SyndromeCoughDizziness

Drug effectiveness by gender :

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

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

DyspnoeaRenal Failure
Abdominal PainCough
Oedema PeripheralOedema Peripheral
DizzinessChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Weight DecreasedDiarrhoea

Drug effectiveness by age :

Claritin is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Xopenex Hfa is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/aInsomniaPulmonary EmbolismCholelithiasisPolyhydramniosAsthmaBronchitisChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
AgoraphobiaMobility DecreasedCholecystitis ChronicMaternal Exposure During PregnancyCoughPancytopeniaPneumonia
AnxietyNeck PainMalaisePulmonary EmbolismAbdominal PainAsthmaCardiac Failure Congestive
Self Injurious BehaviourInfusion Related ReactionGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseInsomniaHypersensitivityDysphoniaDyspnoea
Abdominal Pain UpperMyelopathyMouth UlcerationDeep Vein ThrombosisAnaphylactic ReactionAnaphylactic ShockOedema Peripheral
RashHeadacheDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusRenal FailureInfusion Site ErythemaDiarrhoea
NightmareDeep Vein ThrombosisLactic AcidosisGlucose Tolerance ImpairedDysuriaMalaiseUrinary Tract Infection
HallucinationAsthmaMental DisorderLymph Node PainHyperglycaemiaWeight DecreasedWeight Decreased
NegativismPulmonary InfarctionHaemoptysisRash MacularHypoaesthesiaInfusion Site PainHypotension
MigraineUrticariaAbdominal PainPainDysarthriaEmotional DistressPleural Effusion

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

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.

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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