A 54-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

can my 18 year old daughter, 100 lbs, take claritin (loratadine) and dayquil cold and flu?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Bin Sung
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
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
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Generally yes: History, allergies, current meds, diseases, special needs- issues are relevant to any and all meds.
Answered on Jul 29, 2019

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: At recommended doses. However, the phenylepherine and the Loratadine may cause some shakiness and anxiety, elevated heart rate, as well as sleeplessne ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Why?: i think that it is safe but ask your pharmacist first. But dayquil has no antihistamines so you do not get drowsy. Claritin (loratadine) in spite of w ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: They can be taken at the same time.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month