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is it ok to take loratadine and xyzal at the same time

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No: Laratadine 10mgm is to be taken every 24 hours.You just took it 6 hours ago.The Maximum daily dose of Claritin sometimes prescribed by Allergists is 2 ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy treatment: Basically, claritin, loratidine, zyrtec, allegra and xyzal (levocetirizine) are all 2nd generation antihistamines. If your symptoms are not controlle ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
17 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Both antihistamines: Both Claritin and xyzal (levocetirizine) are antihistamines. Each should last 24 hours for control of allergic rhinitis symptoms. However, some patie ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Antihistamine is safe even with 4x the average daily dose. The major side effects would be dry mouth and drowsiness ( the latter much less common if ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but: why? if you need an antihistamine too often, better see your doctor, although Claritin usual dosage is once a day, and also xyzal, they can be combine ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shulan
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely to help: For nasal allergies adding Claritin to xyzal (levocetirizine) would be unlikely to have much of additional effect. Rarely for hives it can have an add ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not much additional: Since Claritin is probably our weakest antihistamine adding it to any other is of limited value. Depending upon reason for xyzal (levocetirizine) migh ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No serious effects: Both Xyzal (levocetirizine) and Claritin are new generation antihistamines with good safety profiles. Taking 1 tab of Xyzal (levocetirizine) with 1 t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: But caution if you become drowsy, don't drive, and if you have high blood pressure and use claritin-d
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cetirizine (Zyrtec): Zyrtec 10 mg contains 5 mg of xyzal (levocetirizine) and 5 mg of an inactive mirror-image of xyzal (levocetirizine). If xyzal (levocetirizine) doesn't ... Read More
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