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can u take piriton and cetirizine?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Carefully!: Piriton is a brand name for chlorpheniramine. It is an older antihistamine that can be very sedating. Taking two antihistamines together can cause a lot of dryness. Taking piriton with Cetirizine could cause significant sedation. I would caution using these together.
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
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Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
The answer is yes. Chlorpheniramine may be slightly sedating but by far much less so than Benadryl.
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