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can i take benedryl and claritin (loratadine) at the same time?

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Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antihistamines: They are both antihistamines, so i wouldn't take them together. They both act similarly, so their effect would be too much together.
Answered on Dec 29, 2014
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