Claritin vs Singulair

Claritin
(OTC)
Singulair
(Rx)
Claritin is a systemic antihistamine.
Singulair is an asthma / COPD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Seasonal Allergies
2.3
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Seasonal Allergies
3.9
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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April 12, 1993
February 20, 1998
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
76,401 Discussions
39,436 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 Asthma
Singulair is prescribed for Asthma and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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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
Sin
Depression
8
Itching
6
Weight Gain
5
Hives
5
Mood Swings
4
Nightmares
3
Rash
3
Suicide
3
Ear Infection
2
Dizziness
2
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Weight Gain
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5
Fungal Infection
Cla
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0
Weight Loss
Cla
Sin
1
0
Palpitations
Cla
Sin
1
0
Nose Bleeds
Cla
Sin
1
0
Dry Mouth
Cla
Sin
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cla
Sin
1
0
Addiction
Cla
Sin
1
0
Folliculitis
Cla
Sin
1
0
Dry Eyes
Cla
Sin
1
0
Depression
Sin
Cla
8
0
Itching
Sin
Cla
6
0
Weight Gain
Sin
Cla
5
2
Hives
Sin
Cla
5
0
Mood Swings
Sin
Cla
4
0
Nightmares
Sin
Cla
3
0
Rash
Sin
Cla
3
0
Suicide
Sin
Cla
3
0
Ear Infection
Sin
Cla
2
0
Dizziness
Sin
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 Singulair 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 Singulair 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: 4 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Granules: 4 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Loratadine
Montelukast Sodium
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Claritin and Singulair: 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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