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Review: could Claritin cause High blood sugar?

Summary: High blood sugar 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 Depression.

We study 22,601 people who have side effects while taking Claritin from FDA and social media. Among them, 115 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.

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Claritin

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

High blood sugar

High blood sugar (high blood sugar) (latest reports from 141,911 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 22,601 people reported to have side effects when taking Claritin. Among them, 115 people (0.51%) have High Blood Sugar. They amount to 0.08% of all the 140,637 people who have High Blood Sugar on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood sugar in Claritin reports

Time on Claritin when people have High blood sugar * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood sugar50.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have High blood sugar when taking Claritin * :

FemaleMale
High blood sugar64.10%35.90%

Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Claritin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood sugar0.00%0.00%0.88%0.88%11.40%30.70%12.28%43.86%

Severity of High blood sugar when taking Claritin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood sugar0.00%66.67%0.00%33.33%

How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood sugar0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (18 people, 15.65%)
  2. Pain (17 people, 14.78%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (13 people, 11.30%)
  4. Anxiety (12 people, 10.43%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (11 people, 9.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (30 people, 26.09%)
  2. Vioxx (29 people, 25.22%)
  3. Zometa (28 people, 24.35%)
  4. Prilosec (27 people, 23.48%)
  5. Albuterol (26 people, 22.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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