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Afrin vs Claritin

Afrin
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Claritin
Other name: Nasal Spray Nasal Spray
Other name: Loratadine Loratadine
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergies
2.5
Concern level
3.0
Helpfulness
for Allergies
1.9
Concern level
2.9
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Allergies
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Common Cold
Nasal Congestion
Runny Nose
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Itching
Bone Pain*
Hives*
Seasonal Allergies
Sneezing
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Method of use:
Nasal Drops
Method of use:
Pill
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Afrin is a brand of nasal spray used to ease nasal congestion that is available over-the-counter in the USA. The generic name for this medication is Oxymetazoline hydrochloride. While useful in the short-term, 12-hour relief for sinus congestion, pr...
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Loratadine (International Nonproprietary Name) is a second-generation H1 antagonist drug used to treat allergies. Structurally, it is closely related to tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine, and distantly related to the atypical antipsychotic que...
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Addiction
10
Withdrawal
1
Apnea
1
Cavity
1
Dry Mouth
1
Palpitations
1
Tachycardia
1
Paranoia
1
Trauma
1
Heart Attack
1
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Drowsy
4
Depression
1
Joint Pain
1
Itchy Eyes
1
Ear Infection
1
Watery Eyes
1
Wheezing
1
Hair Loss
1
Weight Gain
1
Weight Loss
1
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Afrin is a brand of nasal spray used to ease nasal congestion that is available over-the-counter in the USA. The generic name for this medication is Oxymetazoline hydrochloride. While useful in the short-term, 12-hour relief for sinus congestion, pr...
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Loratadine (International Nonproprietary Name) is a second-generation H1 antagonist drug used to treat allergies. Structurally, it is closely related to tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine, and distantly related to the atypical antipsychotic que...
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I LOVE Afrin. It's my \"night time relief\" during a bad...
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" Quote: I LOVE Afrin. It's my \"night time relief\" during a bad cold. At least then I ...about) grabbing some 12 hour OTC Clariten (or generic version)? That stuff works wonders on me the... "

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and afrin before every flight. that helped but only...
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" ...steward told him to use claritin and afrin before every flight. that helped but only somewhat. it ...and combined them with the afrin that he has been problem-free. ...because every time i have typed afrin... "

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coming addicted to Afrin. Today's the first time in two...
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" Hi Shirley, My experience with Claritin is that I have to ...no effect whatsoever and Benadryl offers only temporary relief, but is very inconvenient ...of its sedative properties. I think I am... "

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avoid this. I'll also use Afrin spray as well. Don't know...
" Claritin before race helps me avoid this. I'll also use Afrin spray as well. Don't know if this makes me a doper, but so far, I haven't been asked for \"a sample\" at the finish. BTW:... "

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which is a wonderfully \"addictive\" product that clears...
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" ...pillows. During battles with congestion i have done over the counter cold meds untill it made my blood presure soar and had to stop. My current Dr. says there are NO decongestiants that wont... "

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r bad you can use Afrin for up to three days (DON'T use...
" I find the liquid claritin works much faster than the pill if you need ...If it's super bad you can use Afrin for up to three days ...surgery and need another--yuck!). I use claritin-d and Nasacort (and the... "

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and afrin it did help temporarily i am worried. ple...
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" i  have like car engine going on in my ear i tried claritin and afrin it did help temporarily i am worried. ple give... "

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blown everything out used some Afrin also safe. I hope...
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" Claritin has helped me the last year when I've been really bad. ...minutes or so to loosen up everything, then used my netipot, then blown everything out used some Afrin also safe. I hope this... "

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so i say screw that and got afrin.. and i have claritin an...
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" Quote: yeah i have flonase ... it doesnt work! lmfao.. so i say screw that and got afrin.. and i have claritin and i use tylenol... "

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he afrin seem to make my nasal passages hurt worse. I also t...
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" ...3wk growth spurt. I've been taking claritin and just got some afrin nasal spray. The claritin hardly did anything and the afrin seem to make my nasal passages hurt worse. I also tried a... "

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