Could Claritin cause Asthma - from FDA reports


Summary

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 High blood pressure . We study 32,891 people who have side effects while taking Claritin from FDA. Among them, 544 have Asthma. Find out below who they are, when they have Asthma and more.

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Claritin

Claritin has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Claritin 40,175 users)

Asthma

Asthma has been reported by people with asthma, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 123,852 Asthma patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

32,891 people reported to have side effects when taking Claritin.
Among them, 544 people (1.65%) have Asthma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Claritin cause Asthma?

Time on Claritin when people have Asthma *:

  • < 1 month: 67.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.88 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Asthma when taking Claritin *:

  • female: 76.55 %
  • male: 23.45 %

Age of people who have Asthma when taking Claritin *:

  • 0-1: 0.24 %
  • 2-9: 3.17 %
  • 10-19: 8.78 %
  • 20-29: 2.44 %
  • 30-39: 10.73 %
  • 40-49: 15.61 %
  • 50-59: 32.44 %
  • 60+: 26.59 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Singulair (177 people, 32.54%)
  • Albuterol (116 people, 21.32%)
  • Flovent (76 people, 13.97%)
  • Prilosec (71 people, 13.05%)
  • Xolair (63 people, 11.58%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (52 people, 9.56%)
  • Osteoporosis (45 people, 8.27%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (40 people, 7.35%)
  • Hypersensitivity (36 people, 6.62%)
  • Pain (28 people, 5.15%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Breathing Difficulty (144 people, 26.47%)
  • Headache (117 people, 21.51%)
  • Depression (114 people, 20.96%)
  • Chest Pain (108 people, 19.85%)
  • Bronchitis (100 people, 18.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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