Drug Ratings for CLARITIN

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 2  Seasonal alergies Depression, random crying, irritable M 14 15 days
10 MG 1X D
3/24/2013

 1  severe allergy insomnia bad headaches fast heart beat hate it the worst u can take, it controlled my allergy symptoms but side affects were greater . never again i hate it made my life horrible F 37 3 days
10 1X D
3/18/2013

 1  Congestion Anger,aggression,anxiety,agitation,impotence I took Claritin D as directed by my doctor to help with residual sinus infection congestion. On the second day, noticed extreme irritability and aggression which I never have. Once I stopped, the symptoms disappeared within 24hrs. I was surprised by my reaction and will never take again. The pharmaceutical companies under-report side effects. M 38 5 days
240mg 1X D
3/12/2013

 1  Allergies Bothered stomach bad hip pain nausea heartburn body aches headaches. Thus is a bull sheet Med. I hate it and it should not be given to n e one. I am off it as of tomorrow. Took last pill. Bull shit how I feel bad when its supposed to help me. F 28 4 days
10 mg
3/11/2013

 1  to stop my nose from dripping I was trying to get over a very bad sore throat and wanted to stop my nose from dripping back...I was breathing great barely blowing my nose until I took the Claritin!!! And now I can't breath at all threw my nose and now I'm dripping threw my nostrils! How irritated I am right now....help can't breath!!! F 28 1 days
10 mg
3/7/2013
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 2  allergies I'd rather sneeze up a stop before I take Claritin ever again. I've been sick to my stomach, and my stomach has been making odd noises. I can not poop. every time I take an allergy pill, I can never go number 2. I'm so scared and never taking this again. also when I breathe it feels like I'm chocking, and my chest is killing me like someone is on top of me.... everything aches. back, neck, ribs, chest, head, everything. I feel like I have been run over by a truck. and it all started when I started taking the pills. maybe I'm allergic? I don't know..... F 14 3 days
30
1/26/2013

 4  Allergies Tight chest, difficult to take in large amounts of air, irritable, moody, slowed mental ability, poor memory, depression and anxiety immediately when going off. This stuff works very well as an antihistamine but the side effects aren't worth it for me. Going back to Allegra. M 50 14 days
10mg 1X D
12/30/2012
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 2  Congestion Did not really do anything for my symptoms but oddly I lost my sense of smell. I only took one tablet. I have a very good sense of smell and after taking Claritin I could not smell the cat litter box at all even when I carried it out to dump it. I could not smell anything at all, not even the semi-toxic wood fires up the street my neighbors burn this time of year. How would I be able to complain when they start burning tires? No, really - food lost all flavor. Smell started returning about 36 hours later. First thing I could smell again was Chinese food, but nothing else - could barely even smell rubbing alcohol. Stopped taking this drug and threw it out - did not want to risk some permanent damage from a do-nothing drug. Went back to Allegra which got rid of my congestion. M 53 1 days
10 MG 1X D
12/21/2012
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 1  against insect bite allergy 30 mins after having first dose my heart rate increased a lot, mouth went dry and i had constant feeling that i am about to faint. this reaction was happening once an hour durin a full day. i couldnt sleep and i became very nervous. once of the worst and scariest days in my life with that constant fainting feeling. I wont use claritin again in my life M 34 1 days
10 mg 1X D
12/2/2012
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 1  seasonal allergies i struggle from anxiety to begin with but it worsens it hoping it would clear my sinuses but makes me feel extremely unconfortable F 23 1 days
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11/4/2012

 1  allergies Extreme anxiety, paranoia, and depression. Severe insomnia which could have been caused by the severe stomach pains i was having. Difficulty urinating. Severe dry mouth. Also, body aches were present. M 28 1 days
30 mg
10/23/2012

 3  Year round indoor & outdoor allergi None. This helped minimally. It's good for helping with sneezing and runny nose, but doesn't do much for overall congestion, post-nasal drip, coughing, etc. I stayed on it because it's dirt cheap and I didn't know what else to do. Stopped taking it and started Nasonex, which worked great short-term, but after several months I started having horrible side effects. So once again, back to wondering what the heck to do about these darn allergies. F 35 1 years
10 mg 1X D
10/10/2012
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 1   drowsiness, nightmares I was very tired, falling asleep on the drive home from work at 4pm which isn't normal. I had horribly gory nightmares, very vivid which I have never had a problem with. It didn't help at all with my allergies either. F 26 5 days
10mg 1X D
9/29/2012

 1  Allergies Insomnia, extreme dizziness, tightness in chest, fatigue, foggy headed, overall feeling of lethargy. Strange sensations in extremities- like my arms and legs were made of lead. F 32 7 days
30mg?
9/28/2012
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 2  Allergies Pounding heart, anxiety, dry mouth, insomnia, muscle twitches by day 6. Holy Hell, I am NEVER taking this stuff again unless it is forced down my throat. I'd rather just deal with the dizzy spells from my allergies causing sinus problems. I was in denial that the medicine was causing my anxiety because it really helped my allergies. I can hear for the first time in 3 weeks. The first day, no side effects. 2-5, dry mouth so I upped my fluids. I was drinking 8 bottles of water a day and it still didn't help. Days 6-8 = hell. An hour and a half after I took it, I was shaking, pacing my room, unable to sit still. I couldn't sleep to say the least. I was constantly waking up, shaking. Like I said, I was in denial. I took it two more days and I've had to talk myself down from panic attacks. I am not a very panicked person. I'm sure this could catch someone else off guard. My forever calm cousin took it, thinking I was nuts, and she said all it did was keep her awake. She's 30lbs heavier than me though. No more. I'm done. I know it said may cause nervousness, but this should be a sin. This isn't even the D-version! It's been 24 hours and it's a tad better. How long before this crap goes away?! (I gave it a 2 because it DID fix the problem...it just gave me more problems). F 22 8 days
10mg 1X D
9/27/2012

 2  seasonal allergies my son is angry and defiant, antagonistic at 8! He is normally easy going, pleasant, sweet and takes things in stride. Ironically, I recall trying this medicine with him at age 3 and went online to find side effects because I remember having a total change in disposition of my son then. I should have learned the first time! It makes me so angry why we are not warned about the pros and cons by doctors more often. My son will not be taking this drug again. M 8 2 weeks
10ml 1X D
9/22/2012

 3  seasonal hayfever Ran out of my prescription CLARINEX (which works very well for me). Pharmacy can't refill new Clarinex for about a week (insurance companies suck, don't they?), so with a coupon I bought a 10-pack of Claritin (which contains loratadine - a similar ingredient to Clarinex/desloratadine). Because I've already been taking my Clarinex for two months, I didn't notice any new onset of allergy symptoms - the Claritin seems to be keeping things at bay. What I did notice however, is that after the 2nd dose I am getting up 4x/night to urinate. I am a 51-year-old female and typically don't drink any fluids after dinner so I can hope to sleep 7-8 hours straight, but the past four nights I've awoken every 2-hours to pee. Thankfully, I am able to fall right back to sleep (another midlife problem for many - not being able to STAY asleep - try L5HTP!). Otherwise, the Claritin seems to be doing it's job for allergy relief. Will be back on Clarinex this week. Don't get too excited about everything you read on these blogs. Everyone is different and what works for some may not work for others. Take with a grain of salt all the negative side effects you read about - some people are just overly dramatic! F 51 5 days
1X D
9/16/2012
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 1  Allergies Chest pain and tightness, shortness of breath, mild dizziness, pain in shoulders and back and under arm pits, nausea, anxiety/panic attacks, random crying I took the Kirkland/Costco Claritan equivalent in conjunction with Flonase for approx 2 months and it helped with my allergies for sure. After one month I noticed a little wheezing and had a chest xray done at my annual physical that was normal After bout 1 1/2 months the side effects really kicked in and I had chest tightness, shortness of breath, unknow origin crying spells and anxiety. It scared the hell out of me and I ended up going to a cardiologist because I thought I was having a heart attack. All the tests were normal. I went to 2 cardiologists and neither of them paid much attention to me putting down using Claritin in my medicine history. On my own I decided to discontinue the medications and my symptoms for the most part have subsided within 4 days. I still feel slightly anxious today on day four after stopping the meds and a little dizzy, however I feel I will be back to baseline with a few days to a week. This website helped me realize I wasn't dying and it was a serious bad reaction to an allegedly safe drug. If you take Claritin, pay close attention to the side effects and if you feel them coming on slightly, stop taking it immediately. My wife takes the medication for approx 6 months with no issues. M 46 2 months
10MG 1X D
9/13/2012
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 3  Seasonal Allergies Claritin works better than Zyrtec IMO. If you are prone to anxiety, it will worsen the anxiety. At least it doesn't cause severe depression like Zyrtec (Reactine in Canada). Take Quercetin for seasonal allergies from your local Health Food Store. It's a natural Mast Cell Stabilizer made from the white rind of lemons or onion peel. The allergy drug Nalcrom is the synthetic version of Quercetin. It's cheap, effective, and actually "good for you" in that it's a powerful anti-oxidant and will reduce free-radical damage (aging).   M 40 1 months
10 mg
9/7/2012

 1  allergies I was taking it occassionally and the last time stayed on it to prevent sinus episodes become major again. I didn't put two and two together until a few days ago. every time I am on it I am a terrible person. I was irrational and very hateful. I didn't even know who that woman was. After realizing everytime I become irrational and out of control with anger I was taking it each time 24 hour, non-drowsy Claritin helped my allergies greatly, but becoming a horrible person with uncontrollable anger isn't worth taking. I have never taken any medication before that has done this to me. I hated myself for who I became. Thankfully I am not taking it anymore and back to myself! F 57 21 days
1X D
8/30/2012
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 3  Chronic Allergies Increasing anxiety and nervousness, irratibility, heart racing, insomnia I have been using the Walmart brand of Claritin. I can't calm my nerves or heart down. My body feels jittery,almost like i'm on some sort of speed or something. I can't sleep well. I tried this after using Walmart brand Zyrtec which would cause me to fall asleep at any still moment during the day and i just couldn't function on it. F 33 60 days
10mg 1X D
8/3/2012

 2   anxiety, overeating, depression, extreme weight gain I was 103 pounds, then I started taking Claritin and jumped up to 140. I am 22 years old and have never passed 120 in my life and all of a sudden this past year has been such a struggle with emotions and anxiety. I started gaining weight the week I started Claritin F 22
10 1X D
7/20/2012

 4  Poison Ivy This product started working on hives and itching due to contact with Poison Ivy within 2 hours. Within 24 hours the symptoms were considerable better. I do have a bit of insomnia suddenly and I'm wondering if it's the Claritin that's causing it. Other than that, this product has relieved my symptoms. F 44 5 days
10 mg 1X D
7/9/2012
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 1   Underlying feeling of nervousness, volatile, easily annoyed and enraged, generally irritable, frequently irrational and sometimes – down right psychotic. This drug, as well as Zyrtec D (and their respective generic brands), are incredibly dangerous and destructive to some sensitive people’s psyche and emotions, and should carry MUCH STRONGER warnings of these risks. The problem is that they work well in addressing allergies – so a person is anxious to get that relief; however, to some of us sensitive people, they cause an underlying feeling of nervousness, make you volatile, easily annoyed and enraged, generally irritable, frequently irrational and sometimes – down right psychotic. I am so grateful that after 10 years of struggling with these periodic and totally uncontrollable emotional issues, my beautiful new boyfriend made me realize that it was the antihistamines causing all of my behavior issues. OMG – I FINALLY HAVE MY LIFE BACK!! Do some research on the Internet – the link between psychotic behavior and antihistamines is well documented. Since stopping these drugs, I am back to the calm, rational, loving and reasonable person I used to be. DO YOURSELF (and your loved ones) A COLLOSAL FAVOR - if you are taking any antihistamines – get off of them immediately. Instead, address your allergies with a saline nasal rinsing system (I do it up to 3 times a day – every day) like the SinuCleanse, readily available at Walgreens and CVS. I also use allergy drops in my eyes, when necessary. I am forever grateful to my loving partner for opening my eyes to the dangers of these drugs F 48 10 years
30MG 1X D
6/24/2012

 1  Allergies (Seasonal) While on the medication my son seems fine. But if he goes one day without having his Claritin/FLonase its like a different child comes out. He is very emotional, rage, irritable, just not the same child. Does anyone have these symptoms on days when there child (or themselves) are not taking Claritin? I worry after being on it for so long, he has grown immune to it and his body goes into withdrawals quickly if we miss a dose. I see a lot of forums of kids showing these symptoms when taking it. He does the opposite.. Just missing one dose and he's a different child. Please let me know if you have this happen. Clinging to straws to pinpoint the problem. M 8 5 years
2 tsp 1X D
6/18/2012
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 2  year round allergies bronchitis, asthma symptoms, knee pain, lethargy, depression I have been taking allergy pills since I was five but my allergies just keep coming back. Change drugs whenever they stop working. Lately have been willing to suffer with my symptoms than to deal with the side effects of the drugs. Took zyrtec and ended up with conjunctivitis. For those who think we make these symptoms up in our head, they are lucky they have not suffered from them. F 46 3 weeks
10 mg 1X D
6/11/2012
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 4  allergy none people here talking as if the took poison inside their body. people are complaining of the products, i am allergic to wheat, nuts and corn. but these things are everyday products that i need. hmm just wondering, many people state theto just stop taking it and feel better, HOW? people take this pill when they have allergic. i dont feel better if not taking it, i will be itch all over my body. M 29
1X D
6/9/2012
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 1  sinus infecton I took claratin after a round of anti-biotics to help clean up a sinus infection, worst experiance ever: Heart palpitations, difficulty breathing, dizzyness, memory loss, head fog.....my memory loss got so bad I couldent remember something specific I did yesturday M 16 2 weeks
5/30/2012
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 1  Hay Fever Extreme moodiness: anger, frustration, depression F 22 3 days
5/27/2012

 1  Hayfever I don't usually participate in forums, but after taking Claritin for 3 days, I experienced what I can only describe as a juddering sensation throughout my body and have been unable to sleep for for 4 nights. This is not the only type of medicine that should not be sold over the counter in Britain, I have experienced certain laxatives that have been banned in the likes of France but are still sold in Britain. I am very nervous about what I take now in Britain. Be very cautious about what you take generally. F 49 5 days
1X D
5/17/2012

 2  my son took it for seasonal allergies while it cured my 6 year old son's allergy symptoms, it also made him very depressed (he told me a few times on different days he wanted to die and that he hated his life - once he even picked up a knife) and very very angry and nasty - lashing out at everyone. He was prior to taking the drug AND 3 days after taking the last dosage - a sweet, happy polite kid. It was like Jekyll and Hyde and I was thinking about having him see a therapist until I found this site and figured out it might be the Claritin. I took him off and 3 days later, he's back to his happy sweet self. VERY SCARY STUFF!! M 6 30 days
2 tbl 1X D
5/16/2012

 1  Allergies SEVERE anxiety, depression, generally autism like symptoms most likely stemming from action at the dopamine receptor. ruined my life and alienated friends and family Great gods. This is what's been wrong with me all my life. As a child i was allergic to pollen and cats and put on Tavist - this is where my antihistamine nightmare started. Thinking it harmless, my parents and the school system had me see psychiatrists and put me through a dehumanizing special education wringer. As an adult i started taking Claritin as soon as available, and my life only got worse from there. Picture not being able to hold down a job due to the inattention and emotional issues. Picture becoming so depressed you blow an entire inheritance given to you by your grandfather on illicit drugs, and dropping out of college. Ive only just NOW graduated with my B.S. in Molecular Bio. And all this time thinking that you were innately, genetically screwed up and unfit to live or breed. I want my life back. I want at least 1 million dollars from the PIG drug companies who dont adequately warn you that this kind of thing happens with their pills. I lost my childhood to this --- and most of my adult life. I had no idea that it could be the problem until i took a Drug Development course and learned about the strange similarity between antipsychotics and antihistamines. I didnt confirm it until i read this site and saw many others having the EXACT SAME PROBLEMS. I need a lawyer willing to take my case, and possibly those of others on this site - email at jholley3@spsu.edu as soon as possible M 31 10 years
10mg 1X D
5/13/2012
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 2  Seasonal allergies Have taken the drug occasionally (once every couple of weeks or so) for a year. After a doctor recommended it for problems that I did not realize were allergy-related, I started taking it more frequently (2-3 times a week). I started having episodes where I would have an extreme feeling of horror or depression wash over me, usually just for a matter of seconds, but it was very frightening. This seemed to happen just about the same time every time I used Claritin. I know this drug works very well for a lot of people, but I think these types of symptoms should be mentioned more prominently because if someone does not know that Claritin could cause them, their medical treatment could get very complicated. F 66 1 years
1X D
5/11/2012

 2   Total loss of taste and smell. M 30 3 days
10 mg 1X D
5/6/2012

 3  Seasonal Allergies Claritin made me feel nervous, edgy and gave me heart palpations F 56 3 weeks
30 mg 1X D
5/3/2012
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 1  allergies I Thought I was in an earthquake I was holding the walls n the bed everything was shaking.. I would never take this shit again. I jumped out of bed and tied my girlfriend up and made her eat raw chicken M 25 1 days
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5/1/2012

 1  Seasonal allergies Insomnia, dizziness, headaches, back pain, tired, unable to work and to do anything, shaking hands, nervous, no apetite (I lost 6 pounds in 3 weeks!!!) It is the worst thing that I ever took. I am so thankful that I found this web site. Last night as I couldn't sleep again (I am already exhausted from not sleeping for the last 3 weeks) I started analyzing what I am taking and doing lately and I realized that it must be Claritin. F 43 3 weeks
10 MG 1X D
5/1/2012

 2  seasonal allergies Blurred vision , sensitivity to light. Urinating problems. F 39 6 days
1 a day
4/29/2012
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 1  nasal congestion Reduced sexual desire, erectile tumescence, and urinary sensation. Clears up my nasal passages like nothing else in my life. But I am unwilling to live as a eunuch. M 56 9 days
10 MG 1X D
4/27/2012

 1  seasonal allergies very sad, crying, loss of interest in activities, insomnia, nightmares and afraid to go to sleep, decreased appetite and complaining of stomach ache, leg pain esp. knees. Her symptoms went away after being off claritin for 3-5 days. Did not want to put clothes on after her bath. Will not give her Claritin again, even though it did seem to help her allergies. F 6 14 days
10 mg 1X D
4/25/2012

 4  Seasonal Allergies My son is 5 yrs old and I only give him Claritin (Walmart generic brand) during the Spring and Fall for about a month to help with his seasonal allergies. This medicine does help his allergy symptoms greatly (coughing, sneezing, runny nose) and the only side effect seems to be an increase in appetite. I had tried both Allegra and Zyrtec (children's formula) with horrible side effects beforehand. Claritin is the only one that gives him relief with the least side effects. M 5 30 days
1 tsp 1X D
4/11/2012

 2  seasonal allergies (allergic rhinit dizziness, hives all over the body, tightness in chest Taken off and on for periodic allergy attacks with some good results until lately. In the last two day- dizziness and full body hives (no other triggers). This is the first time I've taken the Wal-mart generic for Claritin. M 40 7 days
10mg 1X D
4/9/2012

 1  allergies and strep throat constipation,urinary retention,violent outbursts, hallucinations(seeing bugs everywhere), drug withdrawal,severe stomach cramping, sore & cramping muscles My daughter has been taking this off and on for 8 months...she has continued during those months to develop more and more symptoms and the doctors could not figure out what was wrong w/her...after searching everything myself...I am confident in saying, a lot of her problems have been this drug...she has been off of it now for 3 days and going through major drug withdrawal, but getting better daily...DO NOT GIVE THIS TO YOUR CHILDREN!!! F 2.5 8 months
2.5 to 5ml 1X D
4/9/2012
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 3  Sneezing, sore throat, eyes burning SO depressed! This is not my nature. I am down on everything, my life, my kids, my friends, my job. I'm such a downer. I noticed that I go through this same roller coaster every spring when I take Claritin. I'm over it. F 34 7 days
10 mg 1X D
4/8/2012
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 1  Stuffy nose, runny eyes, sneezing Just returned from the ER. My daughter came home from school today and told me she has been seeing things. She saw someone run past her bed in the night and disappear and she was seeing random people. She has been having violent outbursts and trouble concentrating in school. I thought it was a brain tumor but no. ER Doc says its the Claritin. Could take a week to clear her system. I will stick with the homeopathic methods. Good ol nettie pot. F 9 3 days
4/4/2012
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 1  Seasonal allergies My son is 3 1/2 and since being on this medication was complaining about tummy aches. Then I gave him the last dose and about 24 hours later he was having hallucinations. We were in bed and he woke up for a drink but he wasn't tired so I stayed up with him and about 45 minutes after being up he started to scream that there were bugs in the bedroom. It was so scary because he was really seeing them. He was flailing his arms in the air jumping up and stomping the bed with his feet. Then he started seeing bubbles,fire and fireworks. It was so scary! Although his pediatrician says she has never heard of Claritin causing hallucinations, after finding this website I am convinced it was the Claritin! M 3 1 months
1 teaspoon 1X D
4/4/2012
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 1  Stuffy Nose, sneezing, headache Dizziness, irritability, nausea, jittery, confusion, tiredness. This is the worst allergy medicine I have ever taken. It kinda makes you wish you could die. I can't think and I can barely concentrate on this computer screen. It got rid of my headache and other symptoms but I would rather have the freakin symptoms then the side effects. Someone, please, help. I HATE THIS! F 12 1 days
1 1X D
4/1/2012
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 2  seasonal allergies mood swings, irritability, screaming unconsolably at night F 4 6 days
5mg 1X D
3/29/2012

 2  Horrible allergies (tree pollen) I experienced the deepest sadness I've ever felt. Nothing in my life that was previously important to me seemed important at all, I was irritable for no explainable reason, and I spent half an hour sitting in the shower crying because I was just so inexplicably depressed. No more Claritin, no more depression. Now, I'm happy as a clam. Also, when I would stand up and try to walk, I couldn't see for a good 30 seconds because I was just so dizzy every time I tried to stand. This also went away as soon as I stopped taking Claritin. It really did get rid of my allergies. They didn't bother me ONCE while I was taking it. The product works as it says it will, but it isn't worth the side effects. F 18 6 days
1X D
3/26/2012
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 1  Allergies Every time I use Claritin for allergies, I get impotence. I can't function at all. Also, my streams of urine when I go pee dribble and it takes me what seems to be 5 minutes to finish urinating. I can't fall asleep, I actually played an online game for 3 days with only 4 hours of sleep on the second day. I get ridiculous insomnia while taking Claritin. The ingredients were Loratadine USP 10 MG and Pseudoephedrine sulfate USP 240 MG. One tablet per day. Fortunately, when I do stop taking Claritin, my erections become 100% full power again after a couple days of being off of Claritin. I've had no permanent side effects from it. It also seems to make my heart feel really bad but that might be from it keeping me awake for days. I wouldn't take this medicine if I were you. The box warned me that liver or kidney disease but I hate having allergies and my nose dripping all day long. M 36 4 days
1X D
3/25/2012
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 1  Allergies Depression, hypertension, mood swings and headaches. I only took the generic once from my father's which to prevent me from having allergies. It is prescribed to him also. When I took it along with the 5HTP, the generic Claritin counters the 5HTP which put me in rage, cursing and depression. Please do not take Claritin or any generics of it with the 5HTP as it will prevent the 5HTP to relax the moods. When that happens, side effects will occur fast. I am very unsatisfied with this. It was my parents' idea to have me take it and I was so blind until I found this. I know I respect my parents, but I don't only when they make stuff up. Good thing the people experienced this as well. For me, I have hypertension autism. This anger has never happened to me when I don't take Claritin. For such a long time if I tried to remember taking one as a child, it happened to me for the first time as of 2012. I have to be constant vigilant myself and my family. This will never happen again. M 22 1 days
10 1X D
3/18/2012
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 1  allergies My child developed tics taking this med. It was horrible. They stopped when I stopped the medicine. M 7 3 months
1 teaspoon 1X D
3/17/2012

 2  Allergies unexpected weight gain, nightmares, irritability I looked up claritin's side effects today because I can't figure out why I suddenly started gaining weight - while I"m not 100% sure it was due to the claritin, I'm highly suspicious. It was too unexpected - I've been the same weight for years. When I saw this site suddenly other things made sense - I've been really irritable, and I'm an easy going person. And I've had nightmares, really weird ones, and I don't normally remember any dreams. I thought it just was the day, or a full moon or solar flares, or something, but reading all the other comments I believe now its the claritin. I'm stopping it today. My allergies were not too bad, I'll take my chances with just getting through the next month or two until the pollen levels out. Thank you for this site! F 44 14 days
10mg 1X D
3/9/2012
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 1  allergies My 3 year old son is just not himself and the only thing that has changed was the addition of this medicine. It's more than just a bad day. This little boy is usually so mild mannered and compliant, but today he has acted like a different boy. He has beeing irritable, can't focus, super hyper, and then come bed time he started to cry (which he doesn't do unless he's hurt) and he hasn't stopped for hours. I'm exhausted and I just want my sweet little boy back. M 3 1 days
5mg 1X D
3/8/2012
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 1  Allergies Do not take this crap! I've been off Claritin for 4 days now and I'm an emotional wreck. Can't eat, sleep and I'm very tired. Experienced serious depression coming off the drug. I'm 5 days off and can't wait to get back to normal life. I've taken off work because I can't function each morning. It did nothing for me and should be banned from the FDA. I dont any other pills or vitamins and I'm a very happy person. The withdrawls are the worst and will make you regret taking it. Looking forward to getting back to normal in a few days!!!! F 29 2 years
10
3/6/2012

 1  Sneezing, itchy eyes Dizziness, metal fog, depression (no history of), anger, inable to do complicated things, headach at times, feeling like there is no point in going on with life, unable to find a reason to get up to accomplish anything, restless. Aweful! I feel like I want to crawl out of my skin to get away from this feeling. I hope it wears off soon! Its been 20 hrs into a 12 hr pill :-( F 29 2 days
10mg 1X D
3/4/2012
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 1  Cold symptoms Loss of appetite,hot & cold,nervous,very edgy,fast heart rate,nausea,loss of appetite,felt like skin was crawling. This crap should not be sold over the counter! Totally ruined my life for about a week.I thought I was dieing.I used the 24 hr variety.Check with your doctor before using and then still be very cautious,if any serious symptoms occur stop taking immediately.Took for 2 days only,but took 5 more days to start feeling better. M 47 2 days
10mg 1X D
2/22/2012

 2  Allergies None. It didn't do anything for me. However, I'm reading all these side effects other people are mentioning and I'm scratching my head. Depression? Anxiety? Nightmares? Loss of sleep? Irritability? I've had sleep problems my whole life and I've had anxiety issues before, but I slept like a baby while on Claritin (taken right before bed as I find my allergies get worse at night) and I didn't feel any more keyed up than usual. But I would be as reluctant to claim Claritin helps you sleep or relax (which in my case I could, as I slept just fine and felt fine while taking it) as I'd be claiming it causes wild and immediate brain chemistry fluctuations. Upset stomach? Quite possible. Dizziness or headaches? Maybe. But confusion? Hysteria? Somebody even mentions "out of body" experiences. Wow. You'd think we're talking about LSD here. You know what else could be causing all these symptoms, besides Claritin? Anticipation. Catastrophic thinking. Hypochondria. Fearful thinking. All unhealthy behavioral patterns of people who are already prone to having emotional issues. I know someone who is afraid of elevators. Every time he even imagines himself in one he feels jittery, anxious, his palms sweat, he experiences wild mood swings, he even falls into a deep depression. But even he is reluctant to claim elevators per se are the CAUSE of all those symptoms. Just my 2 cents. Out of curiosity, I checked some other medications randomly. Not surprisingly, they all seem to cause "anxi M 38 5 days
10 MG 1X D
2/10/2012

 1  itchy nose, sinus problems This is what I found and I thought I am going nuts over the past month. I can't wait till this drug is out of my system! My body is in agony:( Claritin side effects Side effects of Generic Claritin cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Claritin. More common side effects of Generic Claritin: May include dry mouth, fatigue, headache, sleepiness. Less common or rare side effects of Generic Claritin: May include abdominal discomfort or pain, abnormal dreams, agitation, anxiety, back pain, blurred vision, breast enlargement, breast pain, bronchitis, change in salivation, change in taste, chest pain, confusion, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), constipation, coughing, coughing up blood, decreased sensitivity to stimulation, decreased sex drive, depression, diarrhea, difficult or labored breathing, difficulty concentrating, difficulty speaking, discoloration of urine, dizziness, dry hair, dry skin, earache, eye pain, fainting, fatigue, fever, flushing, gas, general feeling of illness, hair loss, hepatitis, hiccups, high blood pressure, hives, hyperactivity, impotence, increased appetite, increased or decreased eye tearing, increased sweating, indigestion, inflammation of the mouth, insomnia, irritability, itching, joint pain, laryngitis, leg cramps, loss of appetite, loose stools, low blood pressure, memory loss, menstrual changes, migraine, F 48 3 months
10 MG
2/8/2012
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 1  Allergies Fatigue,Muscle Pain,Headache,Stomach Upset I would advise anyone not to take this medicine. It's not worth it! F 49 1 days
10mg 1X D
2/7/2012

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