What is Claritin?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Loratadine

Claritin is a brand name for loratadine, an antihistamine used for relief of nasal and non-nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and for urticaria (hives, rash).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Allergies 93 33
Seasonal allergy 53 48
Allergic rhinitis 18 5
Perennial allergy 16 4
Hives (urticaria) 6 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 27
None 63

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Claritin

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 3
Daytime sleepiness 1
Dry nasal passages 1
Fatigue 1
Joint pain 1
Nausea 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Claritin

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 30
10mg as needed 4
10 mg weekly 1
10 mg twice daily 1
100 mg daily 1
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Claritin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 23
Other 13
Course of treatment ended 10
Doctor's advice 6
Expense 4
Side effects too severe 3
Personal research 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently taking Claritin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 15

Stopped taking Claritin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 12
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 72
Usually 14
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 39
Not at all hard to take 51
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 1
< $25 58
Not specified 30
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8 patient evaluations for Claritin

Apr 25, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for asthma)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry nasal passages)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2016 (Started Mar 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 7, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 2, 2013 (Started Jun 20, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seasonal allergy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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