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Can I Take Claritin And Zyrtec Together
See below: 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. ...Read more
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Allergy meds: 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. ...Read more
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: Should not be dangerous, just redundant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: 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. ...Read more
No additional benef: Since both of these meds work in very similar ways, there is likely to be very little additional benefit from using both, and much more likely to have side effects from the meds. if one alone is not working, talk to doc about what combination therapy may be more useful, including use of prescription med like Singulair. Also need to delve into allergen prevention so you won't need as much meds. ...Read more
Yes: Antihistamines are well tolerated even when the dose is doubled or when one is taking 2 kinds of antihistamines. ...Read more
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