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Dr. David Shulan answered:

Is it safe to take ceterizine (zyrtec) and loratadine (claritin) together?

Usually yes, but why

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Taking the two together though usually does not offer much in the way of additional benefit for nasal allergies.
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The zyrtec alone isnt helping. anyone else take claritin with zyrtec together?

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That would not be advised. Again, treating allergies adequately, depends upon the symptoms you are having. For congestion, you need a decongestant, such as Allegra D. Also, nasal steroid sprays are an another alternative.
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I get headaches from allergies. Can I take Claritin and Zyrtec at the same time? Claritin didn't work alone when I traveled away from home.

Yes, but

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Both Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are new generation antihistamines. While there is no harm to using them together, there is likely no added benefit either. The most effective treatment for nasal allergies is the topical nasal steroid sprays such as Qnasl, Flonase, Veramyst, Nasonex, etc if a person doesn't have relief with an antihistamine alone.
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Dr. Arthur Vegh answered:

Is it ok to take claritin and zyrtec?

No problem

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At higher doses, for allergic rhinitis, you don't get much better effects. For chronic hives, higher doses of antihistamines can sometimes give better results.
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Is it safe to take claritin and zyrtec the same day?

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Hello. Allergy medication like Zyrtec and Claritin help with the symptoms of allergy. The dose for an adult is 10 mg for Claritin 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.
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Dr. Karen Dantin answered:

Is it dangerous or harmful to take claritin and zyrtec in the same day? Not sure if i am having allergy flare up or if claritin is failing me again.

No

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Should not be dangerous, just redundant.
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Can I take a claritin and zyrtec?

yes but

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you should not take them unless you checked with a doctor and it all depends what you are trying to treat. they work the same, so adding one may not give you the results you are seeking
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Can i take both zyrtec amd claritin?

You shouldn't

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Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time.
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Dr. Alvin B. Lin answered:

Can I take Zyrtec and Claritin and Benadryl ?

Don't take together

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All 3 drugs mentioned are antihistamines available w/o prescription. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is most potent but also most laden w/anticholinergic side effects, eg sedation, dry eyes/mouth, constipation, urinary retention etc. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is more sedating than Claritin (loratadine). Both have less potential side effects than Benadryl but you need to find best for you. Don't take together
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

Can i take a zyrtec and a claritin in the same day?

Yes

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Antihistamines are well tolerated even when the dose is doubled or when one is taking 2 kinds of antihistamines.
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