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Piriton and cetirizine Together

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Increased sedation: Piriton is a brand name for chlorphenamine maleate aka Chlorpheniramine Maleate a classical antihistamine whose major adverse effect is drowsiness & p ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Carefully!: Piriton is a brand name for chlorpheniramine. It is an older antihistamine that can be very sedating. Taking two antihistamines together can cause a ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Kohn
Dr. Gary Kohn answered
26 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
See doctor: It is not recommended to give infants and young children cough medicine as the cough is typically protective and the medications can be harmful. If t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Yes: They are both antihistamines but the chlorpheniramine is a broad spectrum sedating one and cetirizine is a narrow non-sedating one. They are meant t ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
No: You should not take both piriton and cetrizine during the same day. These are both antihistamines. It is okay for you to take paracetemol and either ... Read More
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Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
ZyrtecD+Nyquil Cough: I would recommend that you NOT take these medications together at the same time because doing so will be like taking 5 drugs at the same time. Take t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ok not necessary?: Both Cetirizine (zyrtec) and Diphenhydramine (benadryl) are antihistamines. While there is little harm in taking the 2 together (except drowsiness in ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Not drug interaction known.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not toxic, but why?: Both have antihistamine properties, if needing the anti-nausea of promethazine, should also address allergic symptoms. Otherwise, zyrtec (cetirizine) ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Both may be sedating though, take zyrtec (cetirizine) before bedtime.
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