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User Reviews for Loratadine / pseudoephedrine

Also known as: Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 Hour, Loratadine-D 24 Hour, AllerClear D-24 Hour, Loratadine-D 12 Hour, Claritin-D 12 Hour, Alavert D-12 Hour Allergy and Sinus, Clear-Atadine-D, Allergy Relief D12, Leader Allergy Relief D-24, Allergy & Congestion Relief, Allergy Relief D 24 Hour …show all brand names

Loratadine / pseudoephedrine has an average rating of 5.5 out of 10 from a total of 100 ratings on Drugs.com. 43% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 39% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Nasal Congestion  
6.4
66 reviews 592 medications
Allergic Rhinitis  
3.7
34 reviews 896 medications
Summary of Loratadine / pseudoephedrine reviews 5.5 100 reviews

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Reviews for Loratadine / pseudoephedrine

Anonymous November 13, 2011

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “As an industrial insulation specialist I have spent the last 6 years of my life suffering from chronic sinusitis, constant fatigue, pressure in sinuses and behind my eyes, ear infections, sinus infections, colds in all seasons. After extensive doctor visits and lots and lots of medical bills I finally ran into an amazing doctor in the E.R. My sinuses had taken me on a turn for the worst, constant blurry vision, headaches, sinus pressure and pain, pain in ears, dry throat, disorientation, pain at the base of my skull, and constant fatigue. This doctor turned me on to Claritin D. I have felt like a brand new person ever since. I am loving life again, and living to the fullest. Thank you so much for changing my life Claritin D.”

10 / 10
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Jeff E September 29, 2013

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “On its effectiveness, I rate it a 10, because it will completely eradicate all your allergy symptoms. However, the undesirable side effects lower the rating to a 3. It will keep you up ALL NIGHT LONG. It also made me jittery and nervous, as if I'd drank a dozen cups of coffee. ”

3 / 10
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jtbiglin May 23, 2013

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “Claritin D did help my nasal congestion, but the side effects I experienced just weren't worth it. It made me nervous, jittery, and with extreme insomnia. I did notice that my nasal congestion improved, but I can't tolerate the side effects.”

3 / 10
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Livsmum · Taken for less than 1 month January 24, 2016

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “Definitely cleared up my nasal congestion but totally not worth it due to the side effects. I took it around 9 this morning. It is now past midnight and I'm still feeling it. All day I have been jittery, anxious, irritable, and had terrible dry mouth. I'm exhausted right now but I can't sleep. Wish I read these reviews before taking!!!”

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labrat1851 November 8, 2009

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “I have used Claritin-D 24 for 5 years. I used to get sinusitis all the time. It was so bad, I usually missed 2-3 weeks of work per year. I was tested for allergies, but was allergic to nothing they tested for. I used to take it only seasonally, but as soon as I stopped, I would get sick again. Now I take it everyday and am very nervous if the pharmacy runs out. I do experience a few side effects, but have learned to manage them. For instance, I do not take it if I can't take it before 10 a.m. otherwise it causes insomnia. I also have dry-mouth, but have increased my water intake to 8 glasses per day (good for me). I have experienced joint pain in the last few years, but determined it was due to plantar's facitis. It's changed my life.”

10 / 10
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AAAXOX3 July 27, 2015

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “I literally have tried every home remedy and allergy medicine out there. Until I tried Walgreens generic claritin-d for nasal congestion and allergies, way cheaper and you get the same results. I had nasal congestion, fever/ headaches, itchy throat, and earaches. After one dose I felt like a new person. I truly recommend this product to anyone suffering from the same symptoms I had... :-)”

9 / 10
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Barbara in Los Angeles July 11, 2016

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “Definitely helps with nasal allergy symptoms but the side effects are not worth it. Thankful to googling & finding this site because I thought I'ld have to take myself to the ER. Jittery, rapid heartbeat, anxiety either from Claritin or from worrying about the jittery uneasy feelings. Thanks to everyone who has shared here. I think I'll just suffer my allergy symptoms naturally.”

7 / 10
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EP April 24, 2020

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “I took the Claritin-D pill at 3pm and right now it’s 5:29 am..... I cannot fall asleep! Feeling anxious, even trying to force my sleep I can’t, Took a sleeping aid and nothing, I feel like my breathing cuts off.. also i took the 24hr one.. BAD IDEA! I read people here took the 12 hr and can’t sleep... I guess I’ll be like this for 3 days, . If you have allergies or congestion just buy the reg ones not the D! And use saline spray for the nose.”

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Bruggs · Taken for less than 1 month September 12, 2018

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “Amazing at clearing up symptoms. However, I took this at around 10 am with a coffee and was up all night. It’s 24 hours later and I’m still wide awake and jittery, even after popping a Valium around 2 am. I already have sleep/anxiety issues...so no more Claritin D for me. The nice thing is my house is spotless after going in to some kind of manic cleaning mode while hopped up on Claritin D.”

5 / 10
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Kickz May 23, 2014

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “I use Claritin D for my seasonal allergies. I started again this May, after taking it for a week I have noticed my heartbeats faster than normal (100's now from 60's) and my blood pressure went up from 110's systolic and 70's diastolic to 140's/90's with headaches. So, I was thinking what's going on with me, I started salad and no salt diet for a week now (lost 5 pounds and feels good), increased my cardio to 45-60mins 4 times a week, cut sodium intake but my Blood Pressure stays high. I started reading about Claritin D and BOOM. This is what is causing my blood pressure to rise up! Today, I stopped using it. Sticking to the plain Zyrtec.”

8 / 10
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Mimi January 11, 2020

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “I took this pill one time, and it’s horrible. I couldn’t eat and nervousness is an understatement. The bottom line is this.. I now realize why you can only purchase it from behind the counter of a pharmacy. I have never done meth, but this is probably a pretty close first. You all know that this is the main ingredient used to make meth.. right? Horrible. I’ll stick with the congestion.”

1 / 10
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textodd · Taken for less than 1 month January 20, 2019

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “Definitely clears up the congestion and allergy symptoms which is why I'm giving it a 2. The side effects however, are terrible. It makes me so jittery and unable to sleep, it's not worth taking. It took me a few times to make the connection but now I know it's the Claritan D.”

2 / 10
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Court · Taken for less than 1 month April 9, 2020

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “AWFUL. Immediately after I took it I felt nauseous, an extreme sadness, dizzy and anxious. A few hours later my mood went back up but then I became jittery and had insomnia. Didn’t get a single hour of sleep. I DO NOT recommend.”

1 / 10
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Lingaq April 7, 2017

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “I'm 18 I have a severe sore throat to the point of my tonsils becoming inflamed and to add to that my ears started to hurt! So, I took Claritin D and I understand this is a decongestant so my ears were better but my throat was more dry (that's the side affect I found out later) and I'm up all night! was in bed from 10pm- 4am and now I have a 7 o clock flight great never again!!!”

3 / 10
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Thistleandabug February 28, 2015

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “Have had lifelong issues if Allergies and Sinus Congestion/Infections. This is the first thing that has worked. Only use the 12 hr formula taken early in the morning. 24 hr didn't allow me to sleep well. Noticed a higher heart rate/jittery feelings for abt the first two weeks, then my body got use to it. This med has improved my health and allowed me to stop taking multiple meds that could not provide the relief that taking one Claritin D has.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous March 1, 2012

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “During the winter I have a lot of trouble breathing because of the dry heaters. Blowing my nose is often not an option. Claritin D clears up the passages and allows me to breathe freely. I feel more alert and experience no side effects. I use the 12-hour pills no more than once a day.”

10 / 10
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Nhing May 8, 2016

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “I took Claritin D this morning because of severe nasal congestion, it was relieved after few hours but the side effects is not good, I can't sleep. I am so tired and want to rest but I am still wide awake until 1am. How I wish, I read the reviews first before taking it..so no more Claritin D...I will go back to Allegra.”

10 / 10
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Vettegirl · Taken for less than 1 month June 6, 2018

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “I took Claritin-D about five pm. At 11 pm I went to bed but my heart was racing, I was jittery, and absolutely wide awake. My mouth was so dry it was uncomfortable. Watched the sunrise. Was still jittery, irritable, and anxious throughout the entire next day. It was about nine pm (so over 24 hours later) that I started feeling back to normal. Absolutely horrible. If I hadn’t read the other comments on this site I would have probably gone to the ER. Will never pseudoephedrine again take again.”

1 / 10
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J1p2o3 November 28, 2015

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “Clears up allergies like a charm but side effects are no joke. Jittery, trouble sleeping, massive anxiety, I couldn't sit still went on a cleaning binge for hours on end though lol. Woke up next day drained still feeling some side effects. Scary drug.”

4 / 10
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nchatt July 22, 2011

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “Doctors gave this medicine to me thinking I had allergy. I thought it was cold. I didnot have any runny nose, itchy eyes or anything as mentioned on the label of the box. I took Claritin-D 12 hrs when I felt I got congestion in nasal passage and felt like mucus was passing through the passage between nose and throat all the time and got different side effects all the time. This time I had severe side effects like started feeling feverish, heart was pounding faster, felt extremely weak; then I read about the side effects on this website.”

5 / 10
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Mrole45 · Taken for less than 1 month January 2, 2016

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “Claritin D 24 hour works well for sinus issues. However the side effects that I experienced supercedes the effectiveness of the drug; decreased urinary stream, cloudy urine, straining to push out urine from bladder, Insomnia, headache, increased heart rate. All symptoms lasted approx 24 hours. Inconvenient to purchase, have to show drivers license as I found out its the main ingredient is used to make crystal meth.”

4 / 10
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ringo728 · Taken for less than 1 month November 23, 2020

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “Incredible med!!! Have tried everything for allergic nasal congestion for years. I take the Claritin 12 hour in the morning which keeps my head clear for 24 hours. The 12 hour works for 24 hours for me. Wake up unplugged!! I also use a Navage sinus rinse to clean my sinuses 2 times a day.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous May 16, 2011

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “This medicine is great. I was diagnosed with sinusitis and could not breath at all through my nose. After taking Claritin D what a difference. I could breath again and finally could get a good nights sleep. It does give me dry mouth so I just drink more water.”

10 / 10
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Adunne · Taken for less than 1 month October 28, 2014

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Nasal Congestion: “This product worked well for my post nasal drip. But I felt extreme pressure in my sinuses, especially in my ears. I had terrible dry mouth which created a horrible sore throat. Not to mention I took it at night and I got terrible insomnia. I felt jittery and just absolutely horrible. I wish I read these reviews before taking it! No more Claritin D for me. Stick with the regular Claritin.”

3 / 10
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Texas19612520 March 19, 2011

Claritin-D (loratadine / pseudoephedrine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “I have suffered from sinus, allergies for at least five years. Just recently fluid behind my ear drumt made me dizzy. After five days of taking this no sinus no allergies and no dizziness. Been to ENT, been to allergist and used their high dollar medicines, none really helped. This on the 5th day is the best day I have had in a long long long time. Great medicine just hope it keeps on working. So far no side effects.”

10 / 10
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