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Review: could Claritin cause Drowsiness?

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

We study 22,601 people who have side effects while taking Claritin from FDA and social media. Among them, 463 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness 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.

Drowsiness

Drowsiness (latest reports from 491,701 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 22,601 people reported to have side effects when taking Claritin. Among them, 463 people (2.05%) have Drowsiness. They amount to 0.09% of all the 491,440 people who have Drowsiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drowsiness in Claritin reports

Time on Claritin when people have Drowsiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drowsiness59.02%18.03%3.28%3.28%6.56%4.92%4.92%

Gender of people who have Drowsiness when taking Claritin * :

FemaleMale
Drowsiness67.23%32.77%

Age of people who have Drowsiness when taking Claritin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drowsiness0.00%6.85%14.91%4.89%11.74%20.29%22.74%18.58%

Severity of Drowsiness when taking Claritin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Drowsiness10.00%40.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Drowsiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Drowsiness0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (51 people, 11.02%)
  2. Depression (38 people, 8.21%)
  3. Hypersensitivity (33 people, 7.13%)
  4. Seasonal allergy (20 people, 4.32%)
  5. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (18 people, 3.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (80 people, 17.28%)
  2. Claritin-d (71 people, 15.33%)
  3. Flonase (68 people, 14.69%)
  4. Ambien (67 people, 14.47%)
  5. Aspirin (66 people, 14.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Sleepiness comes and goes abruptly

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  • Trish on Jul, 24, 2012:

    Can i take biotin on the day of taking methotrexate

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    Angie on Aug, 10, 2012:

    I have to call into question the results of this 'study.' Norvasc is used for hypertension, but not high cholesterol or triglycerides. It can also be used as treatment for Raynaud's.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Denice Jackson on Jul, 21, 2011:

    I am currently taking 10 mg. loratadine 1x p/o daily, and find the side effedts minimal.

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