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can i give a child kids claritin and muscinex for kids together

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Antihistamine: Claritin (loratadine) is given only once a day. Wait another 24 hours to repeat the dose.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It depends: There is no absolute contraindication to giving both of these medications. However, in a child, one needs to be careful about side effects. If a chi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
2.5 mg: 2.5 mg first and if necessary 5 mg once daily.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antihistamines: Zyrtec & Claritin (loratadine) are both antihistamines & are of the same generation...They are supposed to be non-sedating. You should not give your ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The two do not interfere with one another.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Since Loratadine does not cause drowsiness, adding a dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night for an allergic reaction or hives should not be a pro ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Yes,: Both are used for allergy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is short acting, can be given 3-4 times daily; dose is 5 mg/kg/day, causes some sedation. Clarit ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Both are antihistamines, and the Claritin is very long acting (12-24 hours), so the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be a double dose of similar drugs ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Cold & cough syrups : including Claritin (loratadine) D should not be given to children < 6 years old. Claritin (loratadine) D is given for seasonal allergic rhinitis. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Robitussin (guaifenesin): How old is the child. Plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) is accetable for older children.

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