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is it safe to take dayquil and an antihistamine while taking nasalcort and loratadine for allergies

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Depends: If you are taking plain zyrtec (cetirizine) (antihistamine only) you can take dayquil, but you should not take nyquil which also contains an antihista ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Safe but...: It may last that long but may not be potent enough to control your hives. You may need to up the dose to 4x daily. It is unusual however to develop ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: They can be taken at the same time.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
If necessary: All the medications mentioned are antihistamines. Claritin (loratadine) is a new generation one and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and chlorpheniramine a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes.: Sometimes you need a little more medication. I usually have my patients stick with the same antihistamine rather than take two different ones. I also ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Alcohol: I would recommend that you not drink alcohol while on allegra. With singulair, (montelukast) the combination is less clear. If you can, not consumin ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
34 years experience Pediatrics
Allergy treatment: If taking Allegra already you should not double up on a long acting antihistamine (Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec). This can cause heart issues. Intra-nas ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
For 5--7 days: Find out the root cause of allergies rather than 2 antihistamines.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can: Yes you can as dayquil does not contain any antihistamine, it contains dextromethorphan/acetaminophen/psedoephedrine so you can take both together.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
17 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Both antihistamines: Both Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec are antihistamines. Each should last 24 hours for control of allergic rhinitis symptoms. However, some patients ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Claritin (loratadine) is a new generation antihistamine while phenylephrine is an oral decongestant. It would be similar but not identical to taking ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: This is what Claritin (loratadine) -d is -- Claritin (loratadine) and pseudophed together.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Medication questions: Yes. Of course.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: No problem.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Vegh
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No problem: At higher doses, for allergic rhinitis, you don't get much better effects. For chronic hives, higher doses of antihistamines can sometimes give better ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: You can take both medications at the same time providing that you follow the recommended otc doses.
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Safe: But choose only one antihistaminic at a time
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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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but why?: Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Claritin (loratadine) are both new generation antihistamines. While it is fine to take both antihistamines, it should not be ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
17 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Both antihistamines: Both Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec are antihistamines. Each should last 24 hours for control of allergic rhinitis symptoms. However, some patients ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: You can take both medications together without any serious side effects providing that you take both at the recommended otc doses.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, you can take both. There are no significant side effects when taking both at the otc doses.
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