A 34-year-old member asked:
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is better loratadine or cetirizine?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: While many people prefer Loratadine and it works just fine, others find more relief with cetirizine. It is difficulty to know who will respond better to one or the other.
Answered on May 16, 2018
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