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Claritin and dayquil

A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
34 years experience Pediatrics
Better not: Both Claritin (loratadine) and dayquil cold and flu contain anti-histamine. Do not take both at the same time. Look at the label carefully, consult yo ... Read More
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
DayQuil: Yes. Dayquil cold and flu contains Acetaminophen or tylenol (acetaminophen) which helps with pain and fever, phenylephrine which helps with congestio ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Generally yes: History, allergies, current meds, diseases, special needs- issues are relevant to any and all meds.

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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: At recommended doses. However, the phenylepherine and the Loratadine may cause some shakiness and anxiety, elevated heart rate, as well as sleeplessne ... Read More
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
36 years experience ADHD and Autism
NO : Ask your her dr.About this mix , actually she has to make that call not you (18 yrs is adult).
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
No: It is best not to since both contain decongestants.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Decongestants: They both contain decongestants and would suggest not taking them together as you may experience side effects . If you have nasal congestion, use nasa ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: Both medications have antihisstamines and decongestants. Not sure what you are treating, but if you need both on the same day, then it may be better t ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Stimulant medication: Both dayquil and Claritin (loratadine) d contain stimulants, so it would be duplication to take them together. The phenylephrine in dayquil is weaker ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
58 years experience Ophthalmology
Claritin (loratadine) D: Claritin (loratadine) d effect lasted 12 + hours. Yes you could take dayquil now.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Congestion: Try just taking the dayquil as it may relieve any allergy related congestion, if not sufficient, then you can take the claritin (loratadine).
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
OK: In general, a non-sedating antihistamine taken together with an older antihistamine isn't a problem. The bigger problem, however, is that one antihist ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes: There is no reason you can't take a dayquil now.

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