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Can I have both loratadine and cetrizine?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time, but you can try both separately to see which is more effective for you.
Answered on Dec 5, 2014
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