Review: could Claritin cause Seizures?


Summary

Seizures is found among people who take Claritin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Keppra, and have Seizure . We study 31,355 people who have side effects while taking Claritin from FDA and social media. Among them, 49 have Seizures. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizures and more.

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Claritin

Claritin has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Claritin 38,014 users)

Seizures

Seizures (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) has been reported by people with weight decreased, drowsiness, rashes, drug ineffective, confusional state (latest reports from 22,871 Seizures patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

31,355 people reported to have side effects when taking Claritin.
Among them, 49 people (0.16%) have Seizures


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Claritin cause Seizures?

Time on Claritin when people have Seizures *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Seizures when taking Claritin *:

  • female: 76.6 %
  • male: 23.4 %

Age of people who have Seizures when taking Claritin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 12.2 %
  • 10-19: 21.95 %
  • 20-29: 7.32 %
  • 30-39: 12.2 %
  • 40-49: 14.63 %
  • 50-59: 7.32 %
  • 60+: 24.39 %

Severity if Seizures when taking Claritin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Seizure (8 people, 16.33%)
  • Hypersensitivity (7 people, 14.29%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (6 people, 12.24%)
  • Pain (5 people, 10.20%)
  • Nausea (5 people, 10.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (13 people, 26.53%)
  • Folic Acid. (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Flonase (9 people, 18.37%)
  • Baclofen. (8 people, 16.33%)
  • Klonopin (6 people, 12.24%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (7 people, 14.29%)
  • Vomiting (5 people, 10.20%)
  • Nausea (5 people, 10.20%)
  • Pancreatitis (4 people, 8.16%)
  • Fall (4 people, 8.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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