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Review: could Claritin cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Claritin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ambien, and have Pain.

We study 22,601 people who have side effects while taking Claritin from FDA and social media. Among them, 625 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Claritin

Claritin (latest outcomes from 24,135 users) has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,412 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 22,601 people reported to have side effects when taking Claritin. Among them, 625 people (2.77%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.12% of all the 504,639 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Claritin reports

Time on Claritin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation61.11%22.22%5.56%0.00%0.00%5.56%5.56%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Claritin * :

FemaleMale
Constipation74.00%26.00%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Claritin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%1.68%1.34%1.85%9.41%24.03%27.56%34.12%

Severity of Constipation when taking Claritin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%80.00%0.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (86 people, 13.76%)
  2. Osteoporosis (67 people, 10.72%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (47 people, 7.52%)
  4. Muscle spasms (35 people, 5.60%)
  5. Insomnia (30 people, 4.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (157 people, 25.12%)
  2. Oxycontin (142 people, 22.72%)
  3. Aspirin (139 people, 22.24%)
  4. Prilosec (136 people, 21.76%)
  5. Claritin-d (123 people, 19.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have used docusate sodium stool softener, and it hasn't helped. I hate to think I will have to take laxatives the rest of my life. I used to go daily. I was taking lortab, and xanax before, and they were changed to clonazepam, and norco. After I was put on the meloxicam, oxybutynin, xanax, and lortab is when the problem started, but even then I could go every other day while taking docusate calcium. By the way, your system does not recognize docusate calcium.

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  • I am being weaned off of Lyrica and have severe withdraws

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • I am a very active 63 year old woman. Most of my friends marvel at my energy level. (at least, they did until two months ago) Had breast cancer in 2001 with mastectomy and chemo.

    Developed chemo induced cardiomyopathy 7 years ago. Took beta blocker and ace inhibitor for a couple of years. E-F increased from 20 to 45%. Felt so good and didn't like the side-effects of emotional flatness and loss of libido (vaginal dryness) so stopped. Have felt really great until two months ago.

    Cardiomyopathy has returned in 2010. E-F is 35%. Shortness of breath, tired, not able to walk my 3 miles a day. I am usually a very active person, but this has slowed me down again.

    Am hoping that a return to the meds will help me boost my E-F back to 45%. Really don't like the side effects.

    Reply

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