Claritin-D

(loratadine / pseudoephedrine)

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Treats allergies and clears up nasal congestion.

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Our bottom line

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) relieves allergies and congestion without causing daytime sleepiness but it can keep you up at night.

Quick facts about Claritin-D
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (loratadine / pseudoephedrine)

Upsides

  • This once-daily, single-pill combination conveniently treats congestion and other allergy symptoms.
  • It doesn't cause any daytime drowsiness unlike other antihistamines.
  • It doesn't require a prescription from your doctor.

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Downsides

  • The decongestant (pseudoephedrine) can make you anxious or your heart race. You may not sleep as well at night.
  • Although you don't need a prescription, you do need to show a photo ID to buy this from behind the pharmacy counter.
  • It may interfere with how your other medicines work. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before combining with other medicines.

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How it works

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. The antihistamine lowers inflammation caused by allergies, while the decongestant clears your sinuses.

Quick facts about Claritin-D
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (loratadine / pseudoephedrine)

Dosage forms

  • Extended-release pill
People’s experience with Claritin-D

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What to expect when you take Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Seasonal allergies

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Side effect rates for Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine)

From 1945 clinical trials of Claritin-D when taken for seasonal allergies (loratadine 5 mg/pseudoephedrine 120 mg)
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowin
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue

Risks and Warnings for Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of high blood pressure
    • Glaucoma

    Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) narrows blood vessels and can raise blood pressure. This is an issue, especially if you already have high blood pressure or glaucoma. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Common concerns from people taking Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine)

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  • It doesn't cause any daytime drowsiness unlike other antihistamines.