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can you take claritin (loratadine) and allegra together?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antihistamines: Both Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are of the same class of drugs, namely anti-histamines. Taking two drugs from the same class would not be recommended as this could essentially cause an overdose.
Answered on May 22, 2018
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Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines have a high safety margin and in fact we often double the dose of antihistamine in treating urticaria . I see no particular problem when they are taken together.
Sep 13, 2013

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Dr. Aparna Shah
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No it is not: Both of them are non sedating antihistamines so it is ok to take them together.

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