Review: could Claritin cause Upper respiratory tract infection?
We study 22,708 people who have side effects while taking Claritin from FDA and social media. Among them, 311 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 (latest outcomes from 24,164 users) has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies.
Upper respiratory tract infection
Upper respiratory tract infection (latest reports from 123,635 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain.
On Jul, 20, 2014: 22,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Claritin. Among them, 311 people (1.37%) have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. They amount to 0.25% of all the 123,557 people who have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection on eHealthMe.
Time on Claritin when people have Upper respiratory tract infection * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Upper respiratory tract infection||21.43%||28.57%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Upper respiratory tract infection when taking Claritin * :
|Upper respiratory tract infection||69.81%||30.19% |
Age of people who have Upper respiratory tract infection when taking Claritin * :
|Upper respiratory tract infection||0.00%||2.40%||1.71%||1.03%||11.99%||30.48%||20.55%||31.85% |
Severity of Upper respiratory tract infection when taking Claritin ** :
How people recovered from Upper respiratory tract infection ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (35 people, 11.25%)
- Multiple myeloma (29 people, 9.32%)
- Hypersensitivity (25 people, 8.04%)
- Depression (24 people, 7.72%)
- Upper respiratory tract infection (24 people, 7.72%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prilosec (94 people, 30.23%)
- Vioxx (84 people, 27.01%)
- Claritin-d (81 people, 26.05%)
- Neurontin (66 people, 21.22%)
- Prednisone (60 people, 19.29%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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