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Can You Take Claritin And Dayquil
Antihistamines: Both medications have antihisstamines and decongestants. Not sure what you are treating, but if you need both on the same day, then it may be better to see an allergist and get another type of medication to control your symptoms. You should be able to take them together but over time the strategy is not effective and excess decongestants may raise your blood pressure. ...Read more
Stimulant medication: Both dayquil and Claritin (loratadine) d contain stimulants, so it would be duplication to take them together. The phenylephrine in dayquil is weaker than the Pseudoephedrine in Claritin (loratadine) d. Dayquil is for colds, and you should not take antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) when you have a cold anyway. Antihistamines slow the clearance of secretions and prolong viral respiratory infections. ...Read more
No: It is best not to since both contain decongestants. ...Read more
OK: In general, a non-sedating antihistamine taken together with an older antihistamine isn't a problem. The bigger problem, however, is that one antihistamine is inadequate, and you feel the need to take more. When that's the case, you'll do best by getting evaluated by an allergist. ...Read more
Yes: There is no reason you can't take a dayquil now. ...Read more
Generally yes: History, allergies, current meds, diseases, special needs- issues are relevant to any and all meds. ...Read more
Can I take Claritin (loratadine) and dayquil cold and flu at the same time for my 18 year old daughter. She weighs about 100 lbs?
NO: Ask your her dr. About this mix, actually she has to make that call not you (18 yrs is adult). ...Read more
I took DayQuil 3 hours ago for sinus congestion and cough, it has not helped. When is it safe to take a 12 hour Claritin (loratadine) D?
4-6 hours usually:
Check the instructions on your bottle of Dayquil and find out the suggested interval between doses. You can safely take Claritin (loratadine) D any time after that interval. You can also take Robitussin DM or Delsym for cough simultaneously.
Make sure you aren't duplicating any individual ingredients. The number one problem with multi-symptom OTC meds is inadvertent overdosing! ...Read more
Can I take DayQuil and Claritin (loratadine) at the same time. I have the flu and really bad allergies?
Mgt: They can be taken at the same time. ...Read more
I've had cold symptoms for several days now. I took Claritin (loratadine) d 24 hour this morning. Can I take any cold medicine now? Such as dayquil, nyquil, alkaselzer plus etc.
If: If this is simple cold yes you could try simple remedies over the counter granted you understand that most of them do cause sedation during the day. ...Read more
No: I would not advise taking theses medications together. They all have antihistamines. ...Read more
I have been having bad nasal congestion, cough, runny nose, and headache. Thank it might be allergies. I have been taking claritin and dayquill and its not helping. Is there something that will help?
Chronic Rhinitis: Chronic rhinitis presents with variety of symptoms including nasal congestion, ear fullness, itching, and post-nasal drip that can be seasonal or year round. Triggers can be allergic (animal dander, pollen, dust mites) or non-allergic (strong scents/odors, cleaning products). See an Allergist for testing to confirm triggers. Add nasal steroid spray like fluticasone 2 sprays each nostril daily. ...Read more
Yes, but why?: Studies of loritadine show the medication is well tolerated at twice the recommended 10 mg dose. However, the same studies show no added benefit of the double dose in symptom relief over the regular dose schedule. ...Read more
Don't do it!!!: 10 mg is the approved dose in the USA, Although the adult dose of Loratadine in other parts of the world is 20 mg. Taking higher doses, will increase your chances of developing heart rhythm problems. High doses of Loratadine have increased the QT interval of some patients. See: http://www. Nps. Org. Au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2013/drugs-QT-invterval ...Read more
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Rarely, yes.: In certain situations of severe allergy such as chronic urticaria, recurrent anaphylaxis or mast cell activation disorders, it would be recommended to take higher than normal doses antihistamines. Be sure you are consulting with your physician if normal daily doses of antihistamines are not helping you. ...Read more
Expired meds safe: Here is an article from Harvard discussing how safe most expired medications are: http://www. Health. Harvard. Edu/staying-healthy/drug-expiration-dates-do-they-mean-anything. Basically, research has shown that expired meds in good condition are likely fine to use. The expiration date is the date on which the responsibility for the potency of the drug shifts from the manufacturer to the consumer. ...Read more
Talk with OB but no:
Dayquil contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, pseudoephedrine. Acetaminophen (tylenol) is ok but the other two are class c which most OB do not allow. Use nasal saline.
Class c: studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus. No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women. Drugs should be given only if potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. ...Read more
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