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can i take nightime otc liquid cold/flu med if i took a 24hr claritin (loratadine)?

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Dr. Aparna Shah
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: You can take it without any side effect.
Answered on Mar 23, 2014
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The benefit of using Claritin (loratadine) is its lack of side effects in most people. The otc cold and flu med may contain sedating antihistamines, but these will not antagonize or cancel out the benefit of your claritin (loratadine).
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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