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Can I Take Claritin And Zyrtec Together
Usually yes, but why: Taking the two together though usually does not offer much in the way of additional benefit for nasal allergies. ...Read more
Is it safe to take ceterizine (zyrtec) and loratadine (claritin) together? My nasal congestion is usually fine, but when going to a client's house wit
Yes but: One can usually double up the dose on the non-sedating antihistamines without any problem. However, this would not help your nasal congestion which requires a product with a -D. Nasal steroid is usually more effective. In a pinch, one may use Afrin nasal spray to decongest the dose but this should not be used for more than 4 or 5 days. ...Read more
Not the Standard:
Not really Zyrtec tablets and Claritin are usually once a day meds. They are 2 different antihistamines. Claritin does come in a 12-hour form. So you would take one in the am and one in the pm.
Certainly you could use both antihistamines but it is not usually the standard of care.
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Both antihistamines: Both Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec are antihistamines. Each should last 24 hours for control of allergic rhinitis symptoms. However, some patients have more severe symptoms or may be using antihistamines for reasons other than allergic rhinitis and may require more frequent dosing of antihistamines including using Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec same day. Recommend this be done under allergist supervision. ...Read more
Yes: Antihistamines are well tolerated even when the dose is doubled or when one is taking 2 kinds of antihistamines. ...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 (montelukast). Also, need to delve into allergen prevention so you won't need as many meds. ...Read more
Once daily medicine: These are over the counter medicine and one should adhere to the dosing information on the label. ...Read more
Allergy meds: Hello. Allergy medication like zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) help with the symptoms of allergy. The dose for an adult is 10 mg for Claritin (loratadine) and 10 mg for zyrtec. If you take both on the same day, an increase in dryness and 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
Several months I suffer from chronic congestion. Neither zyrtec nor claritin (loratadine) helps. What to do or take next?
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
Zyrtec (cetirizine) loratidine: Yes but can get expensive and I wouldn't recommend it routinely. ...Read more
Can I take Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and zyrtec at night. Allergies are just that bad.
I'm taking zyrtec for severe case of hives. Was told to take Claritin (loratadine) in between if needed. I need more. Can I overdose if I take a second claritin (loratadine)?
I took a zyrtec at 3 pm and it hasn't done much. The Zyrtec is labeled 24hr, but is it safe to take a 24hr Claritin (loratadine) D at 7am?
They have a: Wide safety range. Mainly, it is doubtful that a different type of the same medicine is going to be all that different. Getting a prescription for a different type of medication is more likely to be helpful ...Read more
I take fexofenadine every day, but am thinking of adding claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec as my allergies are very bad right now. Is that advisable?
NO. One or the other: But not all of them.Get a more detailed answer ›
L have been getting really bad allergies lve tried Zyrtec And Claritin (loratadine) 24hr. Is it OK to take 2x a day? They only last 10 hours On me.
Allergies: Yes, it is OK to take those every 12 hours. They are quite safe, and it may be the case that your body metabolises them faster than usual. ...Read more
I have had a cough for several weeks I take Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec every day. Two weeks ago I had a cortisone shot and still have not had any relief.
I took a generic allergy medicine at 11am this morning containing loratadine but it has not helped. Could I take a Zyrtec (cetirizine) now or should I just wait?
I get headaches from allergies. Can I take Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec at the same time? Claritin (loratadine) 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, (mometasone) etc if a person doesn't have relief with an antihistamine alone. ...Read more
Is it dangerous or harmful to take Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec in the same day? Not sure if I am having allergy flare up or if Claritin (loratadine) is failing me again.
No: Should not be dangerous, just redundant.Get a more detailed answer ›
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