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Dr. Maxime Cannesson
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Phenylephrine (Definition)

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 (loratadine) 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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Doc said stop loratadine b/c thinks is causing fast heart. Also on topiramate for migraines. Is he right or mixing up with Claritin-D's decongestant?

Unclear: Loratadine has been reported to cause arrhythmia s as well as tachycardia. Topiramate has no such side effect I would also stop the claritin (loratadine) d. Do not forget about caffeine which can also do this. Best wishes. ...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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Is it possible for you to take loratadine and phenylephrine at the same time?

Yes: The two medications do not conflict with each other and may be used at the same time. ...Read more

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Can I take zinc, loratadine, acetaminophen, dextromethorana hydrobromide, doxylamine succinate, & phenylephrine hci of Together to fight my cold? Basically is that combo safe

Can I take zinc, loratadine,  acetaminophen, dextromethorana hydrobromide, doxylamine succinate, & phenylephrine hci of
Together to fight my cold? Basically is that combo safe

Take off loratadine : Or the doxylamine, both are antihistamines and would interact. If you have high blood pressure, you want to avoid the phenylepherine. Otherwise, rest and fluids, would help, good luck with fighting your cold symptoms ...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. Thomas Josa
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Decongestant (Definition)

Decongestants are a kind of common ...Read more