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My allergies are unbearable today. I take Zyrtec and Flonase daily and they did nothing. I took Allegra too with no relief, can I also take Claritin (loratadine)?

My allergies are unbearable today. I take Zyrtec and Flonase daily and they did nothing. I took Allegra too with no relief, can I also take Claritin (loratadine)?

You can, but: It is unlikely to add additional coverage after taking both Zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine). It is important to understand that blocking histamine receptors is not a cure-all for allergy. There are many potential symptoms that may be driving you crazy and knowing more about them will help a physician to recommend short term therapy for short term relief. See Allergist and consider virtual consult if needed. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can I take both Flonase And Zyrtec (cetirizine) at the same time to treat allergies? Would there be other side effects, particularly heart related?

Can I take both Flonase And Zyrtec (cetirizine) at the same time to treat allergies? Would there be other side effects, particularly heart related?

Yes: It is quite common to use flonase and zyrtec (cetirizine) together for treatment of seasonal allergies. There is noincreased risk from using both together, theya re a different class of medication. ...Read more

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Can E-cigs cause Stridor? Polyphonic stridor after exercise/cough/chemicals. Inhaler 6x + a day. Take flonase/zyrtec for dust allergies, doesn't help.

Can E-cigs cause Stridor? Polyphonic stridor after exercise/cough/chemicals. Inhaler 6x + a day. Take flonase/zyrtec for dust allergies, doesn't help.

Yes: E cig is not as innocuous as it may appear. The heated chemical-containing vapor (even if it is "organic") may irritate your throat. The best way to tell is not to use it for 2 weeks and see if your symptoms improve. If you are pregnant, it is unwise to smoke anything since this may adversely impact the health of your baby possibly for the rest of his life. ...Read more

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I currently take flonase, benadryl, sudafed PE, &zyrtec, yet my allergies are not controlled. Avoid food sensitivities/worse after URI. Y nt controlled?

I currently take flonase, benadryl, sudafed PE, &zyrtec, yet my allergies are not controlled. Avoid food sensitivities/worse after URI. Y nt controlled?

Allergy triggers: You might be a candidate for allergy desensitization shots. Are you able to avoid allergens? Make your bedroom as allergen free as possible. Here is an article from the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology:
http://acaai. Org/allergies/allergy-treatment/environmental-trigger-avoidance ...Read more

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I'm currently living in Paraguay and I take Zyrtec and Flonase everyday for allergies. This week I added a pill with Sudafed and Claritin in it to clear up extra sinus trouble from a cold, but now I'm having stomachaches and trouble sleeping. Is the pseud

I'm currently living in Paraguay and I take Zyrtec and Flonase everyday for allergies. This week I added a pill with Sudafed and Claritin in it to clear up extra sinus trouble from a cold, but now I'm having stomachaches and trouble sleeping. Is the pseud

Pseudoephe: Insomnia is a common side effect from pseudoephedrine and I have not recommended it use for at least a decade. Be sure to aim the Flonase towards the sides of the nose and not in the center and see if this works better. If not, time to see a doctor to see if you may have a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Will Flonase or zyrtec (cetirizine) provide more allergy relief within the first two weeks?

Will Flonase or zyrtec (cetirizine) provide more allergy relief within the first two weeks?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): The effect of Flonase takes time to develop. The effect of anti-histamines like Zyrtec (cetirizine) are "immediate" and anti-histamines differ in effectiveness from person to person.

Hope this helps
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Have allergies. When I breathe it feels like my airways are irritated off and on. Is this a bronchospasm? How to resolve? Taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Flonase

Have allergies. When I breathe it feels like my airways are irritated off and on. Is this a bronchospasm? How to resolve? Taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Flonase

See doctor: You should get examined by your doctor or an allergist re. Your problems. Although you have a higher risk in developing asthma (presume you have hay fever), it takes an exam and a lung function test to know whether your problem is from asthma or not. ...Read more

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Best meds to treat allergy to Alternaria Tenuis? Atrovent (ipratropium)? Flonase? Zyrtec?

Best meds to treat allergy to Alternaria Tenuis? Atrovent (ipratropium)? Flonase? Zyrtec?

Perhaps anti-fungals: Check out http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/887374-treatment, http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17097985 & http://onlinelibrary. Wiley. Com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-0691.2008.02024.x/pdf for some ideas. Atrovent (ipratropium) is good for lung symptoms while Flonase for nose & Zyrtec for overall allergies. So treatment also depend upon your symptoms. Best to consult your Allergist & Infectious Disease expert. ...Read more

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I went to insta care here in florida the other day. The doctor proscribed Flonase naisal spray and changing my allergy meds to zyrtec (cetirizine) is this ok?

I went to insta care here in florida the other day. The doctor proscribed Flonase naisal spray and changing my allergy meds to zyrtec (cetirizine) is this ok?

Allergies: A nasal steroid spray such as Flonase in conjunction with zyrtec, which is an antihistamine is a good combination for treatment of allergies. If you don't have allergies, then this is not okay, but if you do have allergies, this is certainly a reasonable combination. Continuity of care important for allergies. You should see an allergist or an ENT allergist to follow your care. ...Read more

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Can Flonase be used 2x a day once am & once pm for nasal drip/allergies? If so, for how long can I continue this? Also on Xyzal, (levocetirizine) Zyrtec, & Singulair.

Can Flonase be used 2x a day once am & once pm for nasal drip/allergies? If so, for how long can I continue this? Also on Xyzal, (levocetirizine) Zyrtec, & Singulair.

See below.: Flonase is usually taken once per day, unless your doctor prescribing it has told you otherwise. Also, both Xyzal (levocetirizine) and Zyrtec are long-acting antihistamines, also usually taken only once per day. You should discuss all of your medications with your doctor and they can advise you of the best way to take your allergy medications. ...Read more

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I have severe dry eyes from Sjogrens I also have allergies I find Zyrtec (cetirizine) way to drying. Does Flonase have the same drying effect as other allergy meds?

I have severe dry eyes from Sjogrens I also have allergies I find Zyrtec (cetirizine) way to drying. Does Flonase have the same drying effect as other allergy meds?

No: It is a corticosteroid and it will help the allergies as it is antiinflammatory. It does not drying like the antihistamines. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Can I take an extra seasonal allergy medicine if one dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) a day is not helping enough?

Can I take an extra seasonal allergy medicine if one dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) a day is not helping enough?

Not advised: You should not take an extra dose of any once a day medication. In this case see your allergist or primary doctor to decide what medication (s) you can take, in addition to or instead of what you are taking now. ...Read more

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Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

No: Cetirizine is also marketed with pseudoefedrine, which can be a stimulant in some people. Avoid zyrtec-d. ...Read more

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Last week I started taking a women's one a day vitamin. Every since I have had bad tension headaches. Is this coincidence? I take Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Flonase

No correlation: Has more to do with your sinus issues, that can create a tension headache. Taking your Zyrtec (cetirizine) or Flonase should help. Make sure you are hydrating well as the first sign of dehydration is having a headache. ...Read more

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I took a generic allergy medicine at 11am this morning containing loratadine but it has not helped. Could I take a Zyrtec (cetirizine) now or should I just wait?

I took a generic allergy medicine at 11am this morning containing loratadine but it has not helped. Could I take a Zyrtec (cetirizine) now or should I just wait?

Pharmacist: Since almost twelve hours have elapsed it probably will not be problematic to take the zyrtec (cetirizine) tonight even though these are once daily medications. Your pharmacist is quite qualified to answer this type of question for you. ...Read more

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What other allergy medicine can you take at the same time as zyrtec (cetirizine)?

What other allergy medicine can you take at the same time as zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Multiple: Zyrtec is an oral antihistamine for allergies. Many people will also use a nasal spray to help with runny nose, nasal itching, and congestion at the same time. The other oral medication that is often given at the same time is singulair (montelukast). ...Read more

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I took a Zyrtec and Flonase this morning. Would like to take muscinex fast max with antihistamine for the evening and wondering if that is ok?

I took a Zyrtec and Flonase this morning. Would like to take muscinex fast max with antihistamine for the evening and wondering if that is ok?

Yes, but: Be cautious still with antihistamines overdose, i.e. stay with only one antihistamine in the following days, till the cold symptoms are over, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications ...Read more

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Can I use Flonase and take Claritin and Zyrtec in the same day?

Can I use Flonase and take Claritin and Zyrtec in the same day?

Yes: No expected benefit of combining Zyrtec and Claritin (there are situations that call for high dose antihistamine use, but generally with one or the other). Both are safe when used in combination with Flonase. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Claritin d Zyrtec and Flonase in the same day?

Is it safe to take Claritin d Zyrtec and Flonase in the same day?

Yes, but: Why zyrtec if you already took claritin d? If you feel symptoms aren't controlled you need to revisit your doctor, all the best ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Flonase Zyrtec Claritin and sudafed PE in the same day?

Yes: As long as you only take the recommended doses. If you do need all these medications to control your allergies, you should consider consulting an allergist. ...Read more

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My eyes have swollen shut, after going outside on 3 occasions lately. I take zyrtec regularly. Use Flonase as prescribed. Tried claritin (loratadine). What now?

See an allergist: You can try a few more antihistamines, but it appears that you are failiing medications. You should follow up with a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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I'm taking Nasonex (mometasone) for post nasal drip/cough and it helped a lot. Is there a cheaper alternative like nasacort or Flonase that I can take with zyrtec?

I'm taking Nasonex (mometasone) for post nasal drip/cough and it helped a lot. Is there a cheaper alternative like nasacort or Flonase that I can take with zyrtec?

?: Chronic rhinosinusitis is what you have given your brief description, could be allergies, the good news is that you responded to treatment, you can look for cheaper generics, but u might need other medicines, so your best bet would be proper professional help, better by an Allergist/ENT specialist, or your PCP who would refer you if needed, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in ur area ...Read more

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I often wake with a sinus headache. I take Zyrtec (cetirizine) before bed and use Flonase in the morning, but still get headaches at night sometimes, any suggestio?

I often wake with a sinus headache. I take Zyrtec (cetirizine) before bed and use Flonase in the morning, but still get headaches at night sometimes, any suggestio?

You need. .: Professional evaluation, to get to the root of that headache, even if it is just a sinus headache, you may have sinusitis that need antibiotics or other prescription strength medications, kindly see your doctor, an allergist /ENT for evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the ...Read more


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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more