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Can I Take Claritin And Sudafed Together
Can u take claritin, (loratadine) sudafed, steroid, ibuprofen, soma, tramadol, & benzonate together?
Yes.: But, several of those are sedating and you should not be driving, operating machinery or doing anything else that requires coordination and dexterity. ...Read more
Yes: Sudafed and plain Claritin (loratadine) can be taken together. Sudafed is a decongestant, and Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine. Claritin (loratadine) d already contains pseudoephedrine, the ingredient in original sudafed, so Claritin (loratadine) d should never be taken with sudafed. ...Read more
Use them wisely: Sudafed is a brand name of pseudoephedrine, a decongestant used to decrease nasal congestion and secretions. Claritin is a brand name for loratadine, an antihistaminic. Claritin-d is one brand name for the combination of these two medications. This combination of medications helps to reduce nasal allergy symptoms. Long-term continuous use of decongestant result in some cases with loss of effect. ...Read more
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Yes: As long as you only take the recommended doses. If you do need all these medications to control your allergies, you should consider consulting an allergist. ...Read more
My ears keep popping, I've tried Claritin (loratadine) and it haa not helped and cannot take Sudafed. What should I do to relieve the stufiness in my ears.?
Follow-up needed: If you have history of environmental allergies the sinuses are usually congested also fluid could build up behind the tympanic membrane causing ears to be congested. You may need to use over the counter Flonase or Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ nasal sprays if not better. Also try Normal Saline nasal spray over the counter. If no relief you need to be seen by a Physician. ...Read more
I have been taking Claritin and sudafed pe together and doing a nasal spray my nose won't stop running help?
Try something else: Neither Claritin (loratadine) nor Sudafed should have enough anticholinergic effect to stop a runny nose if that is the primary problem. Chlorpheniramine is an older generation antihistamine that may help, but beware of warnings on the label. Sinus saline irrigation may help more than you'd think. Otherwise, need to discuss with a physician to better characterize your rhinitis to guide effective treatment ...Read more
I took Sudafed, Flonase and Afrin (oxymetazoline) but getting no relief for allergy congestion, can I take Claritin on top of the other meds?
Afrin (oxymetazoline)?: You need to see an expert to determine the cause of the congestion and confirm that it is related to allergy. If you have been taking Afrin (oxymetazoline) for more than 5 days consecutively, then the persistent congestion is most likely now caused by the Afrin (oxymetazoline) (it causes sensitization and "rebound congestion"). Claritin can be added safely, but it may not be effective if underlying issue not addressed ...Read more
Allergies/sinuses, 33f, nose runs nonstop, taking Claritin (loratadine) doesn't help. Can I take a zrytech also? Or would sudafed w/ pseudoephedrine help?
Allergies: Your nasal symptoms will respond best to a prescription nasal steroid. Antihistamines seem of limited value in your case. Consider seeing an allergist to achieve adequate control of your symptoms. ...Read more
I'm currently living in Paraguay and I take Zyrtec and Flonase everyday for allergies. This week I added a pill with Sudafed and Claritin in it to clear up extra sinus trouble from a cold, but now I'm having stomachaches and trouble sleeping. Is the pseud
Pseudoephe: Insomnia is a common side effect from pseudoephedrine and I have not recommended it use for at least a decade. Be sure to aim the Flonase towards the sides of the nose and not in the center and see if this works better. If not, time to see a doctor to see if you may have a sinus infection. ...Read more
Not really: Both are stimulants by different mechanisms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mixing sudafed 12hr, claritin-d 24hr, brondaid, triadalean once in a while sleeping aids test postive, is this okay?
I wouldn't: Recommend doing this. If you can't take any medications that would cause you test positive on some form of drug testing then consider starting with really good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep. ...Read more
Which is best for coughing and runny nose (allergies) sudafed or Claritin (loratadine) or claritin-d?
Neither: If you are sure you are dealing with allergies, then an antihistamine is the drug of choice. Sudafed is a decongestant. Claritin is a weak antihistamine and despite the drug labelling can cause drowsiness as can zyrtec. Allegra (fexofenadine) does not cross the blood-brain barrier and thus no drowsiness. A nasal spray either steroid or non-steroid is also useful. ...Read more
I still get a stuffy nose, I have used flonase, sudafed, claritin, saline spray, I have been off afrin (oxymetazoline) for over a month now, what else can I do?
See your doctor: There are a couple of other medications he can try. If these do not work you may need to see an allergist for allergy testing. ...Read more
8 days, coughing wheezing clogged nose. Both eyes have large amounts of snot looking stuff. Tried mucinex, (guaifenesin) sudafed, Claritin. No help.
I have been to ENT for a retracted ear drum. Been happening on and off since April 2014. Had a hearing test that was normal. Tried loratadine, sudafed, Flonase, and Allegra. Now loud noises hurt as well as breathing in deep. When he scoped my nasal passag
Limited info from your comment... but drying the mucosa with antihistamines can thicken secretions and block the eustachian tube. This makes it more difficult to clear your ears. Consider irrigating your nasal passages with warm saline rinse and performing ear clearing maneuvers such as found at http://www. Digplanet. Com/wiki/Ear_clearing
Thick fluid in the middle ear may need a simple operation ...Read more
Can I take Claritin (loratadine) and Pseudoephedrine HCI together. I took the Claritin (loratadine) 4 hours ago because I was super congested and sneezing. It didn't help.?
I have sinus congestion & taking long overnight flight. OK to take Sudafed or Claritan this afternoon and 10 mg. Ambien tonight?
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