Claritin-D

(loratadine / pseudoephedrine)

3.6/ 5 average rating with 1527 reviewsforClaritin-D
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Treats allergies and clears up nasal congestion.

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

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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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People’s experience with Claritin-D

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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

1527reviews so far. What do you think?

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

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  • Possible side effects
  • Dry mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Drowsiness
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Sore throat
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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
    19%19%
    19%19%
  • Insomnia
    16%16%
    3%3%
  • Dry mouth
    14%14%
    3%3%
  • Drowin
    7%7%
    4%4%
  • Nervousness or anxiety
    5%5%
    2%2%
  • Dizziness
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Indigestion
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Nausea
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Sore throat
    3%3%
    3%3%
  • Fatigue
    3%3%
    3%3%
  • Increased thirst
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Loss of appetite
    2%2%
    1%1%
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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.