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Can I take zero tech at night and Claritin in the morning for my allergies

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: In general the class of antihistamines that includes Loratadine and Cetirizine is well tolerated, safe and effective. While most people tend to have ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended: It is not recommended or useful to take both claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec on the same day. Stay with one or the other. If no relief, see your phys ... Read More
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Should be OK: I have also found that seasonal allergies can benefit from a sinus rinse using a Neilmed (for example), a little teapot like container with saltwater. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Bates
7 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely: This should be safe for you to do. This is actually something I recommend to a lot of my patients with allergies, especially if they have nighttime sy ... Read More
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Both antihistamines: Loratidine has less sedating effect than Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Combination is not a good idea for chronic use
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: I personally have done this for years and I'm still alive.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No problem: but do realize that the D in Claritin may raise your blood pressure and may not be good as a long-term medication. Nasal steroid is usually more effe ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several: The treatment of allergies involves three general concepts: avoidance, medicine and immunotherapy. The medicines include antihistamines, nasal steroid ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Gaber
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergic rash: You can take 4 10mg Claritin (loratadine) a day for chronic hives. Be sure it is Claritin (loratadine) plain without decongestant. Avoid Sulfite-conta ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Risk of overdose: Overdose symptoms may include feeling restless or nervous, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, warmth or tingly feeling, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: you may take ONE 24 hour pill per day OR TWO 12 hour pills twice a day... If this isn't helping add an OTC NASAL CORTISONE spray! Hope this is helpf ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 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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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Generic drugs not: Sometimes generic drugs do not work They are never tested in patients just 24-36 volunteers. This one time you could try the zyrtec (cetirizine) b ... Read More
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