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Can i take zytec in the morning and clarintyne at night

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
52 years experience
10 mgms.sufficient: 10 mgms. Is the 24 hour dose....15 mgms. Is above the recommended dosage.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Most pollen from : trees are released at night between 3 AM to 6 AM. So your Zyrtec (cetirizine) should work fine for the time when you need it the most! However if you'... Read More
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
36 years experience
May work: If your symptoms are controlled....then you are ok....in general....adults doses are 10 mg
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not the Standard: Hi, Not really Zyrtec tablets and Claritin are usually once a day meds. They are 2 different antihistamines. Claritin does come in a 12 hour form. S... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
See your doctor: This is a high dose of antihistamines and should be best directed by an allergist. Sometimes the high doses are mandated to treat certain conditions, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No additional benef: Since both of these meds work in very similar ways, there is likely to be very little additional benefit from using both, and much more likely to have... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Sedation: That dose of zyrtec is going to be very sedating. This defeats the purpose of taking zyrtec instead of benadryl (diphenhydramine). That level of sed... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
More zyrtec (cetirizine) for nose: zyrtec (cetirizine) can be taken safely more than the package states . It can cause some drowsiness in about 13% of people; that's why the low dose o... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Yes: As long as they are needed. I don't understand why you need to take Promethazine at night since there are many safer alternatives.
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Zyrtec (cetirizine) + Benedryl: The occassional use of Benedryl for breakthrough allergy symptoms in addition to regular use of Zyrtec (cetirizine) should generally not cause any pro... Read More