Cetirizine vs Claritin

Cetirizine
(OTC)
Claritin
(OTC)
Cetirizine is a systemic antihistamine.
Claritin is a systemic antihistamine.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
3.1
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.4
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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Not Available
April 12, 1993
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
7,793 Discussions
76,401 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Itching
#4 for Hives
#5 for Rash
#6 for Eczema
Cetirizine is approved for Allergy, Itching, Seasonal Allergies and Rash and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Hives, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Itching
#3 for Bone Pain
#4 for Hives
#6 for Sneezing
#7 for Congestion
Claritin is approved for Allergy and Itching and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cet
Hair Loss
8
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Dry Mouth
5
Wheezing
2
Fungal Infection
2
Weight Gain
2
Watery Eyes
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Palpitations
1
Migraines
1
Cla
Weight Gain
2
Fungal Infection
1
Weight Loss
1
Palpitations
1
Nose Bleeds
1
Dry Mouth
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Addiction
1
Folliculitis
1
Dry Eyes
1
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Cetirizine
Cet
Claritin
Cla
Hair Loss
Cet
Cla
8
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cet
Cla
5
1
Dry Mouth
Cet
Cla
5
1
Wheezing
Cet
Cla
2
0
Fungal Infection
Cet
Cla
2
1
Weight Gain
Cet
Cla
2
2
Watery Eyes
Cet
Cla
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Cet
Cla
2
0
Palpitations
Cet
Cla
1
1
Migraines
Cet
Cla
1
0
Weight Gain
Cla
Cet
2
2
Fungal Infection
Cla
Cet
1
2
Weight Loss
Cla
Cet
1
0
Palpitations
Cla
Cet
1
1
Nose Bleeds
Cla
Cet
1
0
Dry Mouth
Cla
Cet
1
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cla
Cet
1
5
Addiction
Cla
Cet
1
0
Folliculitis
Cla
Cet
1
0
Dry Eyes
Cla
Cet
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Cetirizine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Claritin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Cetirizine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Claritin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill, Syrup
Pill
Dosages
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Solution: 5 mg/5 mL, 1 mg/mL
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Capsule: 10 mg
Prefilled Spoon: 5 mg/5 mL
Syrup: 5 mg/5 mL
Solution: 10 mg/10 mL, 5 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Cetirizine Hcl
Loratadine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cetirizine and Claritin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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