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Can I take Claritin and chlorpheniramine

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danica Schulte
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Not a good idea: The above regimen is above the recommended daily dosing for antihistamines, and although your physician may recommend exceeding the daily doses for an ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not necessary: They are both antihistamines, one sedating and one non-sedating, no need to and not best to take them together.
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antihistamines: They are both antihistamines, so i wouldn't take them together. They both act similarly, so their effect would be too much together. Wait until one ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
If necessary: All the medications mentioned are antihistamines. Claritin (loratadine) is a new generation one and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and chlorpheniramine a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Loratadine usually: In a 2001 study in humans, loratadine was significantly better than chlorpheniramine in relieving allergic rhinitis symptoms with less drowsiness. Bot ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Jock itch is usually from a monilial infection and the RX given is unlikely to help. You need to keep the area dry by regularly using an antiperspiran ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but why ?: Studies of loritadine show the medication is well tolerated at twice the recommended 10 mg dose. However, the same studies show no added benefit of th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Side effects: Taking higher than recommended dose increases the risk of side effects including drowsiness.
A male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: if you cannot take pseudophed due to medical conditions then no. BUT CLARITIN D is a prepackaged form of that combination that is over the counter. ca ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
23 years experience Family Medicine
Interactions: There are no known interactions between those medicines. It is always wise to exercise caution when taking multiple medications.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
18 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time, b ... Read More

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