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Cetirizine hydrochloride pseudoephedrine hydrochloride is claritin (loratadine)?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
No: Cetirizine is zyrtec and Pseudoephedrine is sudafed. Claritin is most similar to cetirizine; the generic name is loratadine.
Answered on Feb 19, 2020
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You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time.
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No: These are the same class of medication and probably should note be used together.
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