Claritin vs Loratadine

Claritin
(OTC)
Loratadine
(OTC)
Claritin is a systemic antihistamine.
Loratadine is a systemic antihistamine.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.4
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Allergy
3.6
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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April 12, 1993
January 21, 2003
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
76,369 Discussions
11,478 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Itching
#4 for Hives
#5 for Sneezing
#6 for Congestion
#7 for Bone Pain
Loratadine is approved for Allergy, Itching and Seasonal Allergies 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.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cla
Weight Gain
4
Fungal Infection
3
Weight Loss
2
Palpitations
2
Nose Bleeds
2
Dry Mouth
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Addiction
2
Folliculitis
1
Dry Eyes
1
Lor
Depression
6
Fungal Infection
6
Dry Mouth
5
Watery Eyes
4
Folliculitis
3
Weight Gain
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Weight Loss
2
Addiction
2
Hair Loss
2
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Claritin
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Loratadine
Lor
Weight Gain
Cla
Lor
4
3
Fungal Infection
Cla
Lor
3
6
Weight Loss
Cla
Lor
2
2
Palpitations
Cla
Lor
2
0
Nose Bleeds
Cla
Lor
2
0
Dry Mouth
Cla
Lor
2
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cla
Lor
2
2
Addiction
Cla
Lor
2
2
Folliculitis
Cla
Lor
1
3
Dry Eyes
Cla
Lor
1
0
Depression
Lor
Cla
6
0
Fungal Infection
Lor
Cla
6
3
Dry Mouth
Lor
Cla
5
2
Watery Eyes
Lor
Cla
4
0
Folliculitis
Lor
Cla
3
1
Weight Gain
Lor
Cla
3
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lor
Cla
2
2
Weight Loss
Lor
Cla
2
2
Addiction
Lor
Cla
2
2
Hair Loss
Lor
Cla
2
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 Claritin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Loratadine 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 Claritin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Loratadine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Solution: 10 mg/10 mL, 5 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 10 mg (Rapid)
Capsule: 10 mg
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Loratadine
Loratadine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Claritin and Loratadine: 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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