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can allegra and claritin be taken together

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not necessary: Both Allegra (fexofenadine) and Claritin (loratadine) are new generation antihistamines. There is no particular advantage to taking both together. O ... Read More
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Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: These are both antihistamines/allergy medicines. Pick one to take. Great question!
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Dr. John Chastain
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not recommended: Allegra, claritin, zyrtec, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are a few of several commonly available oral antihistamines. These help with nasal, eye, sin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not recommended: Those are both drugs of the same classification , antihistamines. They should not be taken together, one or the other. If you need more help with you ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antihistamines: Both Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are of the same class of drugs, namely anti-histamines. Taking two drugs from the same class would not be reco ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but why: Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are both new generation antihistamines while the d is pseudoephedrine, a decongestant. Typically one or the other m ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aparna Shah
33 years experience Pediatrics
No it is not: Both of them are non sedating antihistamines so it is ok to take them together.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: Unless your physician or allergist specifically told you to take two allergy medicines together, this is generally not recommended. Allergy shots, or ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Because the additive doses of the d in both compounds may be too much for your heart or emotion.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
53 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Why double: Both are non sedating antihistamines , you ca take it for 5--7 days but ctick with one which helps you not boty.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The safety margin for antihistamine is quite high. You can take both together . I consider Allegra a more potent antihistamine than Claritin (loratad ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but why: Zyrtec, Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are all new generation antihistamines. While there is no contraindication to taking them on the same day, u ... Read More

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