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User Reviews for Claritin-D to treat Nasal Congestion

Claritin-D has an average rating of 6.3 out of 10 from a total of 42 ratings for the treatment of Nasal Congestion. 52% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 29% reported a negative effect.

Claritin-D Rating Summary

6.3/10 average rating

42 ratings from 47 user reviews.

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Reviews for Claritin-D

Anonymous November 13, 2011

“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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jtbiglin May 23, 2013

“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

“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

“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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ringo728 · Taken for less than 1 month November 23, 2020

“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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AAAXOX3 July 27, 2015

“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

“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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Kickz May 23, 2014

“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

“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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Thistleandabug February 28, 2015

“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

“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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Lingaq April 7, 2017

“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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Nhing May 8, 2016

“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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T September 3, 2020

“Well Claritin-D didn't clear up my congestion, in fact it only got worse as did the stuffy feeling in my ears. I had no appetite which was nice, and energy enough to play ball twice in the backyard, take my dog on an extra long walk, AND do my first mini workout in 6 months, all after a long work day after 9pm at night. I just thought I felt good or something - then came the no sleep and I realised it was the pseudoephedrine in the Claritin-D and I had to take 2 valium just to sleep! ”

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nchatt July 22, 2011

“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 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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J1p2o3 November 28, 2015

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

“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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Anonymous May 16, 2011

“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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Kathryns12 April 26, 2016

“Super effective! I have been using it as needed for about three years now; however, tonight is the first night that it has ever kept me awake. I mean literally wide awake, cleaning my house at 3AM awake. Definitely worth it and clears up congestion instantly, but taking it in the late afternoon was a huge mistake!”

9 / 10
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Kristianne September 10, 2018

“I took this at 10:00 am and it is now noon the next day and haven't slept at all. Will never take again, wish I had found this site before taking it. And the pharmacist said it could make me drowsy! Ha!!!”

1 / 10
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Anonymous April 24, 2009

“I started having allergies about two years ago during the spring and I never took any medications for it. I have two cats, and during this time of year my eyes get red and "poofy", the back of my throat itches badly, I have phlegm when I cough, and my nose is always congested, itchy and runs at the same time. When I sneeze I have to blow my nose about ten times to get all the mucus out. I started taking Claritin about 3 weeks ago, and immediately I noticed no red and itchy dry eyes and my throat is relaxed but I still had my crazy nasal congestion, itchy and runny nose. About a week ago I bought Claritin-D 24 hour dose, and I am amazed. I am able to breath again - through my nose. I highly recommend this medicine.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous January 26, 2018

“I have post nasal drip and swelling from mucus in my throat. I’ve had surgery which was only about 50% effective. I started taking Claritin d about 3 years ago and it helped open me up but made me to jittery and made my heart race. I needed the pseudoephedrine to open me up. I discovered if I cut it in half it doesn’t effect me as bad and it still works to open me up. I have to take it by 10 am so it doesn’t effect my sleep later. No other effects from this medicine”

8 / 10
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Roni · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 28, 2020

“Two years ago in the spring I had bad allergies with a stuffy nose so I tried Claratin D for a few weeks. I had lots of energy , heart palpitations , insomnia and anxiety. Then I started breaking out in a rash so I stopped taking the Claratin. It seems like the Claratin made me develop more allergies because I break out in hives almost daily since I took it. Wished I had never taken it.”

1 / 10
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Carman730 · Taken for less than 1 month September 7, 2020

“Took Claritin 12 hour for the first and last time, my side effects were that I could not pee or sleep. I had to go to the hospital and now have had a catheter for three days. I think this should be taken off the shelf - mine is in the garbage.”

1 / 10
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