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Can i take zyrtec and allegra together?

Can i take zyrtec and allegra together?

Not advisable : I would not take both at the same time because these medications do the same thing and can have additive effects if used together. They are both antihistamines for the treatment of allergies. If one of these alone is not helping, sometimes switching to the other one is helpful. If none of these remedies work, then consultation with your doctor or allergist would be appropriate. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Is it safe to take allegra and zyrtec at the same time?

Is it safe to take allegra and zyrtec at the same time?

Allergy meds: Hello. Allergy medication like zyrtec and Allegra help with the symptoms of allergy. The dose for an adult is 180 mg for Allegra and 10 mg for zyrtec. If you take both on the same day, an increase in dryness as well as sedation will likely occur. There are other medications to help with your allergies. Instead of taking these two medications, see your doctor for other options. ...Read more

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What happens if i take four allegras and one zyrtec?

What happens if i take four allegras and one zyrtec?

Allergy meds: Hello. Allergy medication like zyrtec, Allegra and Claritin help with the symptoms of allergy. The dose for an adult is 180 mg for Allegra and 10 mg for zyrtec. If you take these meds on the same day, an increase in dryness as well as sedation will likely occur. Especially 4 Allegra and 1 zyrtec. There are other medications to help with your allergies. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a zyrtec after taking a allegra?

Is it ok to take a zyrtec after taking a allegra?

NO: Two antihystamines, not recommended. Take maximum dose of one and that is it! ...Read more

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Can i take allegra in the morning and zyrtec at night?

See your doctor: This is a high dose of antihistamines and should be best directed by an allergist. Sometimes the high doses are mandated to treat certain conditions, but not seasonal allergies. You should consult an allergist about your symptoms for the best way to treat them. ...Read more

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Can you take claritin, allegra and zyrtec at the same time?

Can you take claritin, allegra and zyrtec at the same time?

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

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Is zyrtec or allegra better for chronic hives of unknown cause? Can i take either one daily & will it help hives go away?

Probably but: Yes, it usually helps and you may take even up to 4 x daily (or 4x the average dose) if necessary. Zyrtec works a little faster and may be more potent than Allegra but there is a small chance of getting drowsy. At times hives can be so severe that no antihistamine would control them. If this has been present for >8 wks, consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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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, Allegra?

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, 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 more

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