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I take flonase and allergra for seasonal allergies, and that usually controls it. today it is not. can i take allegra, claritin, or benadryl?

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Dr. Brian Greenberg answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Allergy treatment: If taking Allegra already you should not double up on a long acting antihistamine (Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec). This can cause heart issues. Intra-nasal steroids (Flonase) should be used routinely. Adding Allegra is fine on an-needed basis. Adding short acting (Benadryl) is ok but indicates need for better preventive care (environmental controls, more consistent Flonase use, allergy shots).

Answered 9/21/2016

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