Could Claritin cause Seizures - from FDA reports


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 Hypersensitivity . We study 38,118 people who have side effects while taking Claritin from FDA. Among them, 64 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 allergies. (latest outcomes from Claritin 40,188 users)

Seizures

Seizures (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) has been reported by people with seizures, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, depression, pain (latest reports from 26,088 Seizures patients).

On Dec, 21, 2016

38,118 people reported to have side effects when taking Claritin.
Among them, 64 people (0.17%) have Seizures


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Claritin cause Seizures?

Time on Claritin when people have Seizures *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Seizures when taking Claritin *:

  • female: 70.49 %
  • male: 29.51 %

Age of people who have Seizures when taking Claritin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 14 %
  • 10-19: 22 %
  • 20-29: 6 %
  • 30-39: 10 %
  • 40-49: 12 %
  • 50-59: 8 %
  • 60+: 28 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypersensitivity (9 people, 14.06%)
  • Pain (7 people, 10.94%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (7 people, 10.94%)
  • Seasonal Allergy (6 people, 9.38%)
  • Epilepsy (5 people, 7.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (13 people, 20.31%)
  • Flonase (9 people, 14.06%)
  • Klonopin (8 people, 12.50%)
  • Vitamin D (7 people, 10.94%)
  • Miralax (7 people, 10.94%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (10 people, 15.62%)
  • Memory Loss (8 people, 12.50%)
  • Fall (7 people, 10.94%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (6 people, 9.38%)
  • Depression (6 people, 9.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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