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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Fexofenadine (Definition)

Fexofenadine, previously marketed under the brand name allegra, is an antihistamine similar to ...Read more


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Can I take Claritin and allegra at the same time?

Can I take Claritin and allegra at the same time?

Why?: These two medications are for the same type of symptoms. Try one at a time and see which suits your better. There would be no benefit from taking both, there may be harm from taking both. ...Read more

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Which is better allegra or claritin (loratadine)?

Allegra (fexofenadine): There is more evidence that Allegra is effective. Claritin (loratadine) is really only marginally effective. ...Read more

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Can I take allegra and Claritin (loratadine) together?

Can I take allegra and Claritin (loratadine) together?

Not necessary: Both Allegra (fexofenadine) and Claritin (loratadine) are new generation antihistamines. There is no particular advantage to taking both together. On the other hand, there is probably no harm either. If symptoms are not controlled with antihistamines, see your doctor to confirm your diagnosis and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can allegra & Claritin (loratadine) be taken same day?

Depends: Both Allegra and Claritin (loratadine) are antihistamines. They also come as "d" products which means they also contain a decongestant. The d products should not be taken more than prescribed. The antihistamine products are sometime recommended to be taken on the same day in the case of hives not controlled by only one. This should only be at the recommendation of your physician. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) and allegra together?

Can I take Claritin (loratadine) and allegra together?

Not recommended: Those are both drugs of the same classification, antihistamines. They should not be taken together, one or the other. If you need more help with your allergies, you should see your primary care doctor, an allergist, or an ENT allergist. There are many other rx that can be used. You could benefit from allergy testing and a detailed nasal and sinus exam. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and allegra together?

Antihistamines: Both Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are of the same class of drugs, namely anti-histamines. Taking two drugs from the same class would not be recommended as this could essentially cause an overdose. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) d and allegra together?

Can you take Claritin (loratadine) d and allegra together?

Yes, but why: Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are both new generation antihistamines while the d is pseudoephedrine, a decongestant. Typically one or the other medication should be sufficient, although there are no drug interactions or side effects. If you think you need both, see an allergist for a better treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) and allegra on the same day?

Can I take Claritin (loratadine) and allegra on the same day?

Yes, but use caution: What are you taking them for is most important. Oral antihistamines can cause drowsiness although Allegra (fexofenadine) does not cross the blood brain barrier. The best treatment is to see an allergist for specific treatment. Also, choose whichever antihistamine works best and you can use this twice daily instead of one of each. ...Read more

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Can you take allegra and Claritin (loratadine) at the same time?

Can you take allegra and Claritin (loratadine) at the same time?

You can but: Both are non sedating antihistames take one or, too many pills not good. You can take them 12 hrs apart just for 5--7 days oce or twice a year. ...Read more

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Can I take allegra after just 14 hours I took 24h claritin (loratadine)?

Can I take allegra after just 14 hours I took 24h claritin (loratadine)?

Allegra and Claritin (loratadine): I would wait and take a shorter acting antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it will be out of your system in 6 hrs. You can also try sudafed for congestion. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took a Claritin (loratadine) and it is not working can I take an allegra before 24 hours?

Yes: But if you continue to have bothersome symptoms despite taking two 24-hour antihistamines in one day, you should see your physician for further advice. ...Read more

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Can I take an Allegra if I have taken a Claritin (loratadine)? I was out of Allegra this morning and Claritin (loratadine) isn't helping.

Can I take an Allegra if I have taken a Claritin (loratadine)? I was out of Allegra this morning and Claritin (loratadine) isn't helping.

Yes: The safety margin for antihistamine is quite high. You can take both together. I consider Allegra a more potent antihistamine than Claritin (loratadine) but if you still have problem, you should consult your doctor. In the future, best to tell us what kind of allergic symptoms you have. ...Read more

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Can I give my 10 month old allegra and claritin (loratadine)?

Can I give my 10 month old allegra and claritin (loratadine)?

Most would say no...: The party line is no antihistamines for children under 2 -6 years old. However, if you contact your pediatrician, some can calculate a "weight per miligram" dose that would be "safe" for the size/age of your child. Allegra/claritin are non sedating antihistamines. Benadryl/zyrtec are sedating. Use at this age is usually indicated for allergic reactions such as hives or insect bite reactions. ...Read more

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Can zrytec and Claritin (loratadine) or allegra be taken one the same day?

Can zrytec and Claritin (loratadine) or allegra be taken one the same day?

Yes, but why: Zyrtec, Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra are all new generation antihistamines. While there is no contraindication to taking them on the same day, usually it is not necessary. If symptoms are not controlled, consider seeing an allergist to identify the trigger---with allergen avoidance, comes less symptoms and less medication! ...Read more

Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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Claritin (Definition)

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


Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Allegra (Definition)

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