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can you take cetirizine and loratadine together

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: These are the same class of medication and probably should note be used together.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Generally, yes: In general, it is okay to take both of these antihistamines at the same time. However, i would recommend evaluation by a board certified allergist if ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Generally, yes: In general, it is okay to take both of these antihistamines at the same time. However, i would recommend evaluation by a board certified allergist if ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: That would not be advised. Again, treating allergies adequately, depends upon the symptoms you are having. For congestion, you need a decongestant, su ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shulan
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Usually yes, but why: Taking the two together though usually does not offer much in the way of additional benefit for nasal allergies.
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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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not effective: Taking both together is not likely to add any significant improvement in symptoms. The question is cut off, but I'm guessing you are well controlled ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
yes but: You should not take them unless you checked with a doctor and it all depends what you are trying to treat. They work the same, so adding one may not g ... Read More
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A 38-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Both are antihistamines and should not be used together.
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