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Allegra Zyrtec Claritin Compare
Allergy meds: Hello. Allergy medication like zyrtec, Allegra and Claritin (loratadine) help with the symptoms of allergy. The dose for an adult is 180 mg for allegra, 10 mg for Claritin (loratadine) and 10 mg for zyrtec. If you take all these meds on the same day, an increase in dryness as well as sedation will likely occur. There are other medications to help with your allergies. See your doctor. ...Read more
You shouldn't: All of those medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines. They should not be taken at the same time. ...Read more
Which is stronger Allegra ,Zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) I know they all treat same thing which one more likely to be Strongest?
All r created equal: But one might be more convenient (equal) to a patient than another, as different patients respond differently to different drugs, that's what they call: pharmacogenetics, a relatively new science that can tell how patients would respond to different drugs, bit expensive though to be tried on every medicine, so trial and error would be the way to go for now, good luck ...Read more
How much allegra is safe on a daily basis? My system needs a break from claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec apparently, but 1 allegra is not working fully.
What antihistamine would be comparable to fexofenadine (allegra)? Is Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec comparable?
What is the difference, if any, between zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) or allegra in their effectiveness for springtime allergies?
I take OTC allergy meds everyday. I heard it can be helpful to switch OTC allergy meds every 3-4 months. Is this true? Zyrtec, Claritin, (loratadine) Allegra?
Similar medications: The medications you mentioned have the same mechanism of action. Everyone's body may have a different response to medications. Some studies have indicated that tolerance to antihistamines does not occur however switching to find which works best for you is reasonable. The best medication = the one with lowest side effects and works! Consider saline and nasal steroid spray or allergy testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends, somewhat: Pollen chamber study done yrs ago typical: when pollen blown directly into the faces of allergic patients, both measured symptoms and patient complaints show Zyrtec better, faster; Claritin (loratadine) slower, worse. Allegra, a close 2nd. But: FDA felt only Zyrtec was effective enough to advertise for animal allergies (remember the barking dog in the ad?). Note: I'm not affiliated with any of these products. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All usefu: All of the antihistamines you mentioned can be useful for itching. ...Read more
Why are the mg dosage of antihistamines different? Allegra is 180mg , Claritin (loratadine) is 5mg , and zyrtec is 10mg.
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