Review: could Claritin cause Thyroid Disorder?


Summary

Thyroid disorder is found among people who take Claritin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Synthroid, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 31,355 people who have side effects while taking Claritin from FDA and social media. Among them, 63 have Thyroid disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Thyroid disorder 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)

Thyroid Disorder

Thyroid disorder (thyroid diseases) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea, malaise (latest reports from 30,042 Thyroid disorder patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

31,355 people reported to have side effects when taking Claritin.
Among them, 63 people (0.2%) have Thyroid Disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Claritin cause Thyroid disorder?

Time on Claritin when people have Thyroid Disorder *:

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

Gender of people who have Thyroid Disorder when taking Claritin *:

  • female: 82.54 %
  • male: 17.46 %

Age of people who have Thyroid Disorder when taking Claritin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.79 %
  • 40-49: 3.57 %
  • 50-59: 30.36 %
  • 60+: 64.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (11 people, 17.46%)
  • Osteoporosis (6 people, 9.52%)
  • Hypersensitivity (6 people, 9.52%)
  • Hypothyroidism (4 people, 6.35%)
  • Anxiety (4 people, 6.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (38 people, 60.32%)
  • Premarin (29 people, 46.03%)
  • Zantac (20 people, 31.75%)
  • Fosamax (19 people, 30.16%)
  • Lipitor (18 people, 28.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhoea (32 people, 50.79%)
  • Spinal Osteoarthritis (27 people, 42.86%)
  • Osteoarthritis (26 people, 41.27%)
  • Bursitis (25 people, 39.68%)
  • Sinusitis (21 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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