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can i take a claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
yes but: You should not take them unless you checked with a doctor and it all depends what you are trying to treat. They work the same, so adding one may not give you the results you are seeking.
Answered on Apr 12, 2017
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Dr. Brian Bezack
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You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time.
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
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No: Both are antihistamines and should not be used together.
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