Compare Olopatadine vs. Claritin

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Pataday (Olopatadine)

Claritin (loratadine)

Prescription or OTC
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Treats allergies.

Claritin (loratadine) is a once-daily medicine for allergies that won't make you as sleepy as other medicines that work like it.

5.0/ 7 average rating with 1517 reviewsforClaritin
Upsides
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  • It doesn't cause daytime drowsiness unlike other antihistamines.
  • Side-effects are mild, if any at all.
  • Available over-the-counter without a prescription.
  • It provides quick relief of allergy symptoms for both children and adults.
  • It doesn't interfere with how a lot of other medicines work.
Downsides
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  • It's not the best choice if you have persistent, daily allergy symptoms.
  • It's not recommended for children less than 2 years old.
Used for
  • Allergic conjunctivitis Seasonal allergic rhinitis
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Nasal spray
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
Price
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$35.7
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Reviews
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1517 
74%
think this treatment is worth it
38%
think this treatment works well
6%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Pataday (Olopatadine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
10possible side effects
  • Headache
    12%
  • Drowsiness
    8%
  • Nervousness or anxiety
    4%
  • Wheezing
    4%
  • Tiredness
    4%
  • Rash
    3%
  • Diarrhea
    3%
  • Mouth or tongue irritation
    3%
  • Dry mouth
    3%
  • Hyperactive behavior
    3%
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Risks and warnings
No information currently available
  • Difficulty concentrating

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Excess phenylalanine

    History of phenylketonuria (PKU)

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