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is it okay to take claritin and dayquil multisymptom

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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A member asked:
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 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 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.
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
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

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