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can you take claritin and allegra together

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antihistamines: Both Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are of the same class of drugs, namely anti-histamines. Taking two drugs from the same class would not be reco ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but why: Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are both new generation antihistamines while the d is pseudoephedrine, a decongestant. Typically one or the other m ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Because the additive doses of the d in both compounds may be too much for your heart or emotion.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not necessary: Both Allegra (fexofenadine) and Claritin (loratadine) are new generation antihistamines. There is no particular advantage to taking both together. O ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not recommended: Those are both drugs of the same classification , antihistamines. They should not be taken together, one or the other. If you need more help with you ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aparna Shah
32 years experience Pediatrics
No it is not: Both of them are non sedating antihistamines so it is ok to take them together.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: Unless your physician or allergist specifically told you to take two allergy medicines together, this is generally not recommended. Allergy shots, or ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Why?: These two medications are for the same type of symptoms. Try one at a time and see which suits your better. There would be no benefit from taking both ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: It is pretty much the same thing not good to double.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but use caution: What are you taking them for is most important. Oral antihistamines can cause drowsiness although Allegra (fexofenadine) does not cross the blood brai ... Read More
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