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Can you take cetirizine and loratadine together

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: These are the same class of medication and probably should note be used together.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shulan
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Usually yes, but why: Taking the two together though usually does not offer much in the way of additional benefit for nasal allergies.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatric Pulmonology 18 years experience
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatric Pulmonology 18 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: Both are antihistamines and should not be used together.

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