Review: could Claritin cause Upper Respiratory Tract Infection?


Upper respiratory tract infection 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 Prilosec, and have Pain . We study 32,884 people who have side effects while taking Claritin from FDA and social media. Among them, 236 have Upper respiratory tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Upper respiratory tract infection and more.

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Claritin has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Claritin 40,162 users)

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Upper respiratory tract infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthropathy (latest reports from 27,428 Upper respiratory tract infection patients).

On Oct, 23, 2016

32,884 people reported to have side effects when taking Claritin.
Among them, 236 people (0.72%) have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Claritin cause Upper respiratory tract infection?

Time on Claritin when people have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 80 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection when taking Claritin *:

  • female: 73.93 %
  • male: 26.07 %

Age of people who have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection when taking Claritin *:

  • 0-1: 0.47 %
  • 2-9: 1.9 %
  • 10-19: 1.9 %
  • 20-29: 1.42 %
  • 30-39: 6.64 %
  • 40-49: 27.01 %
  • 50-59: 27.01 %
  • 60+: 32.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (45 people, 19.07%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (30 people, 12.71%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (27 people, 11.44%)
  • Depression (26 people, 11.02%)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (21 people, 8.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec (83 people, 35.17%)
  • Vioxx (63 people, 26.69%)
  • Prednisone (52 people, 22.03%)
  • Neurontin (49 people, 20.76%)
  • Zometa (46 people, 19.49%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (76 people, 32.20%)
  • Sinusitis (73 people, 30.93%)
  • Pain (73 people, 30.93%)
  • Depression (72 people, 30.51%)
  • Anxiety (70 people, 29.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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