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Can I take claritin and sudafed at the same time

A member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Absolutely: Claritin is an antihistamine, sudafed is a decongestant. It is safe to use, short term, for nasal congestion. If you need long-term, you really should... Read More
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Yes: Claritin (loratadine) is available as an otc medicine with pseudophed in it -- claritin-d.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Possible: This is what Claritin (loratadine) -d is -- Claritin (loratadine) and pseudophed together.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lanier
Pharmacology 11 years experience
Yes: Yes. Claritin (loratadine) is Loratadine and pseudoephedrine.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Medication: They can be taken together. In fact, claritin-d is Claritin (loratadine) with sudafed in one pill.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
Allergy and Immunology 54 years experience
Too many: Either kake Claritin (loratadine) or allegra( both non sedating anti histamies) and can add sudafed if needed ( decongestant
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Mojicar
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Follow-up needed: If you have history of environmental allergies the sinuses are usually congested also fluid could build up behind the tympanic membrane causing ears t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Afrin (oxymetazoline)?: You need to see an expert to determine the cause of the congestion and confirm that it is related to allergy. If you have been taking Afrin (oxymetaz... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Allergies: Your nasal symptoms will respond best to a prescription nasal steroid. Antihistamines seem of limited value in your case. Consider seeing an allergist... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Yes.: But, several of those are sedating and you should not be driving, operating machinery or doing anything else that requires coordination and dexterity.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Backman
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Yes: Sudafed and plain Claritin (loratadine) can be taken together. Sudafed is a decongestant, and Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine. Claritin (lor... Read More