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Review: could Claritin cause Thyroid disorder?

Summary: Thyroid disorder could be caused by Claritin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Synthroid, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 22,683 people who have side effects while taking Claritin from FDA and social media. Among them, 57 have Thyroid disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Thyroid disorder 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.

Thyroid disorder

Thyroid disorder (thyroid diseases) (latest reports from 48,637 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, hypothyroidism.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 22,601 people reported to have side effects when taking Claritin. Among them, 57 people (0.25%) have Thyroid Disorder. They amount to 0.12% of all the 48,659 people who have Thyroid Disorder on eHealthMe.

Trend of Thyroid disorder in Claritin reports

Time on Claritin when people have Thyroid disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Thyroid disorder0.00%16.67%16.67%0.00%0.00%66.67%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Thyroid disorder90.74%9.26%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Thyroid disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.89%9.43%28.30%60.38%

Severity of Thyroid disorder when taking Claritin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Thyroid disorder ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (11 people, 19.30%)
  2. Osteoporosis (8 people, 14.04%)
  3. Blood cholesterol (7 people, 12.28%)
  4. Hypersensitivity (5 people, 8.77%)
  5. Osteopenia (5 people, 8.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Synthroid (34 people, 59.65%)
  2. Premarin (32 people, 56.14%)
  3. Aspirin (24 people, 42.11%)
  4. Lipitor (21 people, 36.84%)
  5. Fosamax (20 people, 35.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I really believe we are missing the mark on my 8 year old son. He has been sick'like since he was 4 months old. He is being treated for ADHD/Aspergers/Allergies, but he is NO better. Now, he has petechiae around his eyes.

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    Docta12 on Mar, 25, 2014:

    I find it interesting that your child has both ADHD and bleeding both which are linked to Vitamin K defeciency. I would have your child tested for Vitamin K, D, Zinc, iron, hemoglobin defects like sickle cell, and a great history and physical from a doctor who takes the time to check for other sources. These are blood tests by the way. He should also have ALCAT allergy testing for foods.

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