Review: could Claritin cause Asthma?


Asthma is found among people who take Claritin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Singulair, and have Asthma . We study 22,947 people who have side effects while taking Claritin from FDA and social media. Among them, 424 have Asthma. Find out below who they are, when they have Asthma and more.

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Claritin has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Claritin 26,331 users)


Asthma has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, nausea, pneumonia, chest pain (latest reports from 84,574 Asthma patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

22,947 people reported to have side effects when taking Claritin.
Among them, 424 people (1.85%) have Asthma

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Claritin cause Asthma?

Time on Claritin when people have Asthma *:

  • < 1 month: 70.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 23.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Asthma when taking Claritin *:

  • female: 75.66 %
  • male: 24.34 %

Age of people who have Asthma when taking Claritin *:

  • 0-1: 0.3 %
  • 2-9: 3.29 %
  • 10-19: 8.38 %
  • 20-29: 2.4 %
  • 30-39: 11.08 %
  • 40-49: 16.17 %
  • 50-59: 32.34 %
  • 60+: 26.05 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (142 people)
  • Osteoporosis (44 people)
  • Hypertension (44 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (34 people)
  • Hypersensitivity (26 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Singulair (128 people)
  • Albuterol (112 people)
  • Flovent (67 people)
  • Prilosec (65 people)
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (56 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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