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Can I take Zyrtec and Rhinocort together

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fexofenadine: Tough to say which is safest and if any can contribute to sezures in your daughter, but fexofenadine (allegra) does not cross the blood brain barrier. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: they are both antihistamines and would not be useful or safe taken together! Hope this helps Dr z
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Not advisable : I would not take both at the same time because these medications do the same thing and can have additive effects if used together. They are both antih ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suresh Anand
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is time tested old antihistamine and works well. It can cause drowsiness so use it before going to bed. Zyrtec causes less ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Benadryl/Claritin : If you have really bad allergies yes you can take them together. But you should see an allergy doc if you need to do this frequently.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Antihistamine is safe even with 4x the average daily dose. The major side effects would be dry mouth and drowsiness ( the latter much less common if ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: No problem. The extra antihistamine would not hurt you.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: I would space the two out: Claritin (loratadine) in the am and zyrtec at night. I like Allegra more than claritin (loratadine).
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Menchell
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Mixing medications: Since neozep contains chlorpheniramine, it does not make sense to take it with loratidine since both medications are antihistamines. Loratidine is pr ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not toxic, but why?: Both have antihistamine properties, if needing the anti-nausea of promethazine, should also address allergic symptoms. Otherwise, zyrtec (cetirizine) ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Since Nasonex (mometasone) and patanase work by different mechanisms, there is no contraindication to using them simultaneously. The patanase will ha ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Claritin (loratadine) at double dose may cause drowsiness , but the usual dose should not be an issue.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Should not be a problem.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Nasonex (mometasone) is a nasal steroid spray; oral allergy meds are, for the most part, antihistamines (either sedating or non-sedating). The combina ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If there is sever itching then you may need to take both but i would space them out so fexofenadine would be used in the am and Loratadine at night. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but why: Both Allegra and Claritin (loratadine) are new generation antihistamines used to treat allergies. If symptoms are so severe that both medications are ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes.: Zyrtec (cetirizine) d is zyrtec (cetirizine) and sudafed combined (see ingredients on box in photo). Save money and buy the generic brand.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine which would help reduce the runny nose, itchy nose and sneezing. Phentermiine would help reduce the congest ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Medication question: You can take these two medications together.

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