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Review: could Claritin cause Asthma?

Summary: Asthma could be caused by Claritin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Singulair, and have Asthma.

We study 22,601 people who have side effects while taking Claritin from FDA and social media. Among them, 651 have Asthma. Find out below who they are, when they have Asthma and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 22,601 people reported to have side effects when taking Claritin. Among them, 651 people (2.88%) have Asthma. They amount to 0.23% of all the 278,456 people who have Asthma on eHealthMe.

Trend of Asthma in Claritin reports

Time on Claritin when people have Asthma * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Asthma72.97%2.70%2.70%18.92%2.70%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Asthma when taking Claritin * :

FemaleMale
Asthma72.89%27.11%

Age of people who have Asthma when taking Claritin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Asthma0.92%3.30%9.36%3.12%11.01%20.92%27.16%24.22%

Severity of Asthma when taking Claritin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Asthma0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Asthma ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (151 people, 23.20%)
  2. Hypertension (43 people, 6.61%)
  3. Osteoporosis (40 people, 6.14%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (29 people, 4.45%)
  5. Arthritis (21 people, 3.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Singulair (191 people, 29.34%)
  2. Albuterol (167 people, 25.65%)
  3. Flovent (125 people, 19.20%)
  4. Serevent (105 people, 16.13%)
  5. Claritin-d (93 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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