A 54-year-old male asked:
can my 18 year old daughter, 100 lbs, take claritin (loratadine) and dayquil cold and flu?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Bin Sung answered
34 years experience Pediatrics
Better not: Both Claritin (loratadine) and dayquil cold and flu contain anti-histamine. Do not take both at the same time. Look at the label carefully, consult your pharmacist when you purchase the medicines.
Answered on Jan 24, 2016
Dr. Brian Affleck answered
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
DayQuil: Yes. Dayquil cold and flu contains Acetaminophen or tylenol (acetaminophen) which helps with pain and fever, phenylephrine which helps with congestion and dextromethorphan which is a cough suppressant. As none of these ingredients is an antihistamine, she can take Claritin safely, which is considered a "non-sedating" antihistamine. A little caution though as sedation can be a side effect of either of these.
Answered on Jul 29, 2019
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