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Can you take cetirizine together with piriton?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Increased sedation: Piriton is a brand name for chlorphenamine maleate aka Chlorpheniramine Maleate a classical antihistamine whose major adverse effect is drowsiness & prolonged reaction time. Other side-effects include constipation & in older men, urinary retention. Cetirizine (zyrtec) has the same side-effect profile. The combination will enhance these adverse effects. Take only with a physician's supervision.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Check it out: You can use a drug interaction checker whenever you have questions about drug-drug interactions or drug - food interactions. Here is 1 option (Drugs.Com): https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php Your pharmacist is also a good source of info.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can u take piriton and cetirizine?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 32 years experience
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 lot of dryness. Taking piriton with Cetirizine could cause significant sedation. I would caution using these together.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
The answer is yes. Chlorpheniramine may be slightly sedating but by far much less so than Benadryl.
Sep 15, 2013

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