What is loratadine-pseudoephedrine?

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Loratadine is an anti-histamine and pseudoephedrine is a decongestant. The combination is used for the temporary relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis, other upper respiratory allergies, or the common cold.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Allergies 36 16
Sinus congestion 11 5
General health 2 0
Rhinitis (nasal inflammation) 2 0
Allergic rhinitis 1 0

Show all 15 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
3
Moderate
3
Mild
6
None
15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with loratadine-pseudoephedrine

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 5
Elevated blood pressure 2
Anxiety and frustration 1
Daytime sleepiness 1
Fatigue 1
Jittery feeling 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking loratadine-pseudoephedrine

Dosage Patients
10 mg-240 mg daily 5
10-240 mg daily 2
5-120 mg daily 1
5-120 mg twice daily 1
10 mg-240 mg weekly 1
5 mg-120 mg daily 1
10mg-240mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking loratadine-pseudoephedrine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 6
Doctor's advice 6
Other 4
Side effects too severe 4
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 1
See all 21 patients who've stopped taking loratadine-pseudoephedrine

Duration

Currently taking loratadine-pseudoephedrine

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking loratadine-pseudoephedrine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 3
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 21
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 6
Not specified 17
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6 patient evaluations for loratadine-pseudoephedrine

Dec 21, 2014 (Started Dec 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg-120 mg Twice daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2013 (Started Oct 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for allergies)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for sinus congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for seasonal allergy symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg-240 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 18, 2013 (Started Oct 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for allergies)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sinus congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seasonal allergy symptoms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg-240 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sinus issues are a major problem for me. Taking medications that could cause drowsiness to help (despite it saying it won't) is a whole other layer. While it says it doesn't the days I have missed taking it, I haven't been as tired, but have paid dearly with my sinuses. Switching brands, etc... Read and take carefully, speak with your doctor. It works great, just be careful.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 9, 2012 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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