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Can I Take Allegra And Zyrtec 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
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
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
Is it okay to take a 24 hr zyrtec in the am and a 12 hour allegra at night? The zyrtec alone hasn't been working well enough lately.
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
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
I've tried Zyrtec and allegra for my allergies and both of them make me feel real tired and spaced out. How can I treat allergies if I can't take meds?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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