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A 48-year-old female asked:

I get headaches from allergies. can i take claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec at the same time? claritin (loratadine) didn't work alone when i traveled away from home.

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Yes, but: Both Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec (cetirizine) are new generation antihistamines. While there is no harm to using them together, there is likely no added benefit either. The most effective treatment for nasal allergies is the topical nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, flonase, veramyst, nasonex, (mometasone) etc if a person doesn't have relief with an antihistamine alone.
Last updated Apr 16, 2021

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