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Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Is it possible for me to take a Claritin and a decongestant together?

Yes you can: You can take both medications at the same time providing that you follow the recommended otc doses. ...Read more

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I had horrible allergies even though I took loratadine w/ decongestant i combined it w/ cetirizone & its under control are their any bad side effects?

I had horrible allergies even though I took loratadine w/ decongestant i combined it w/ cetirizone & its under control are their any bad side effects?

Overdosing Meds: Loratadine and cetirizine are both antihistamines, and carry side effects including sedation and drowsiness, among others. Increasing the dose of one agent, or combining agents, may increase the likelihood and severity of adverse effects and potential drug interactions. You should consult a physician before modifying medication instructions. ...Read more

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My daughter is allergic to phenylephrine and dextrometh orphan. She is on antibiotics,loratadine,hydroxy zone HCI,. She needs a decongestant,now what?

My daughter is allergic to phenylephrine and dextrometh orphan. She is on antibiotics,loratadine,hydroxy zone HCI,. She needs a decongestant,now what?

Steroids,: either in spray or oral form, can help reduce nasal congestion associated with sinus infections in people who cannot take traditional decongestants. These medications are available by Rx only. ...Read more

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Dry eyes. Prescribed Loratadine for sinus infection. Make eyes a lot drier. Can replace antihistamine with decongestant to control post nasal drip?

Dry eyes. Prescribed Loratadine for sinus infection. Make eyes a lot drier. Can replace antihistamine with decongestant to control post nasal drip?

Try nasal steroid: You'd be better off with a nasal steroid which may take a few days to be truly effective. Loratadine does not relieve nasal congestion and thus of little use in sinus infection. ...Read more

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Hello my favorite doctors! Just wondering if the clairitin that doesn't have the decongestant in it keepsyou awake as well? I've heard this complaint.

Unlikely: Claritin (loratadine) is considered a non-sedating antihistamine. By package insert it is associated with 7% sedation. Higher doses and taking medication that slows the metabolism of loratadine such as erythromycin, cimetidine (Tagamet) or ketoconazole can cause sedation even with 1 tablet. Rarely, it is an upper, but this is unusual. ...Read more

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