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 96 35
Seasonal allergy 53 49
Allergic rhinitis 19 6
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
66

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 32
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 15
Course of treatment ended 10
Doctor's advice 6
Expense 4
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 2
See all 61 patients who've stopped taking Claritin

Duration

Currently taking Claritin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Claritin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 13
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 74
Usually 15
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 54
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 1
< $25 59
Not specified 31
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8 patient evaluations for Claritin

May 12, 2010 (Started Mar 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 7, 2009 (Started Mar 25, 2009)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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