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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for me to take lortadine with phenylephrine?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 18 years experience
Yes: Loratadine is an antihistamine (decrease itching, runny nose)and phenylephrine is a decongestant (decrease stuffiness, congestion). Decongestants like phenylephrine may be used for a short duration to relieve congestive symptoms. Need to monitor your blood pressure as it can cause very elevated blood pressures while on this medicine.

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Last updated Jun 3, 2018


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