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Can I take zyrtec at night I Claritin in the morning for allergies

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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

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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
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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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Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: As long as you are aware of possible side effects of Zyrtec (cetirizine) and that these may be magnified after taking the loratidine, you might find i ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Pharmacist: Since almost twelve hours have elapsed it probably will not be problematic to take the zyrtec (cetirizine) tonight even though these are once daily me ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Zyrtec (cetirizine): antihistamine OTC. The maximum recommended dose of Zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10mg per day. The interesting fact that studies have been shown that there i ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
18 years experience Family Medicine
Dose?: Zyrtec & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are very similar. He should get similar relief if he's taking the right dose for his weight. Benadryl (diphenhydr ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Allergies: Yes, it is OK to take those every 12 hours. They are quite safe, and it may be the case that your body metabolises them faster than usual.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but: Both Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec (cetirizine) are new generation antihistamines. While there is no harm to using them together, there is likely ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
Claritin (loratadine): we always recommend to avoid meds if possible, but if you have to Claritin (loratadine) should be ok
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