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should you take zyrtec in the morning or at night

A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not the Standard: Hi, Not really Zyrtec tablets and Claritin are usually once a day meds. They are 2 different antihistamines. Claritin does come in a 12 hour form. S ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: As long as you tolerate the medicines and do not experience drowsiness that is ok. Otherwise ask you doctor for a prescription nasal spray to take wit ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several: The treatment of allergies involves three general concepts: avoidance, medicine and immunotherapy. The medicines include antihistamines, nasal steroid ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Should not be a problem and is done by many.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Zyrtec (cetirizine) + Benedryl: The occassional use of Benedryl for breakthrough allergy symptoms in addition to regular use of Zyrtec (cetirizine) should generally not cause any pro ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
MOTION SICKNESS: THat combination should be safe, monitor for excess sedation. In chronic URTICARIA you should also block H2 receptor i.e.. ZANTAC (ranitidine) 300mg. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Most pollen from : trees are released at night between 3 AM to 6 AM. So your Zyrtec (cetirizine) should work fine for the time when you need it the most! However if you' ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: This is a high dose of antihistamines and should be best directed by an allergist. Sometimes the high doses are mandated to treat certain conditions, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
No additional benef: Since both of these meds work in very similar ways, there is likely to be very little additional benefit from using both, and much more likely to have ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
29 years experience Family Medicine
Sedation: That dose of zyrtec is going to be very sedating. This defeats the purpose of taking zyrtec instead of benadryl (diphenhydramine). That level of sed ... Read More
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