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can u take piriton and cetirizine

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Carefully!: Piriton is a brand name for chlorpheniramine. It is an older antihistamine that can be very sedating. Taking two antihistamines together can cause a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Increased sedation: Piriton is a brand name for chlorphenamine maleate aka Chlorpheniramine Maleate a classical antihistamine whose major adverse effect is drowsiness & p ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Yes: They are both antihistamines but the chlorpheniramine is a broad spectrum sedating one and cetirizine is a narrow non-sedating one. They are meant t ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Kohn
Dr. Gary Kohn answered
26 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
See doctor: It is not recommended to give infants and young children cough medicine as the cough is typically protective and the medications can be harmful. If t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
No: You should not take both piriton and cetrizine during the same day. These are both antihistamines. It is okay for you to take paracetemol and either ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drugs.Com: drug interaction checker showed no significant interactions between chlorpheniramine & Sudafed Congestion (pseudoephedrine). Piriton contains chlo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time.
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A female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely ok: efficacy may be reduced, but most likely not significantly. use non-expired medications when possible.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, zyrtec is safe to use during pregnancy. Be well!
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