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Can I take Claritin and Mucinex together while pregnant? Hello, I am 5 months pregnant and I took Claritin and Mucinex together. I took Claritin at 9:00pm and Mucinex at 12:30am. I really need to know if I hurt my baby? I am scared and don't know if I h

Can I take Claritin and Mucinex together while pregnant? Hello, I am 5 months pregnant and I took Claritin and Mucinex together. I took Claritin at 9:00pm and Mucinex at 12:30am. I really need to know if I hurt my baby? I am scared and don't know if I h

I: I can understand your fear, however the best thing for you and your baby is for you to relax and move on from here. The likelihood that any damage was done to your baby is very slim. Claritin is considered a pregnancy category b drug; this means that animal studies have not shown any risk to a fetus, therefore doctors consider drugs in this category to be considered safe and prescribe them all the time. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is considered a class c drug which means that animal studies have shown adverse effect on the fetus, however these are usually an issue when a large amount of the drug is used or the drug is used over an extended period of time. Regardless, many doctors prescribe drugs in this category because the benefits from use outweigh any potential risk to the fetus. Also keep in mind that these studies are usually in fetus that are very early (first trimester). At 5 months all your baby's major organs are developed and should not be affected by a class c drug.
Lastly, I used category c drugs while pregnant as well as given them to my patients, and I have not seen one bad outcome from it.
Your baby will be just fine. If you ever want to know which medications you can take don't hesitate to contact your doctor.
Best of luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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Claritin (Definition)

Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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Should I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) or claritin?

Should I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) or claritin?

See details: You can take either one or both. The choice depends on the underlying cause of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Should you take Claritin and Mucinex (guaifenesin) d together?

Ok together: Claritin is an antihistamine and Mucinex (guaifenesin) d contains a decongestant (d) and a mucolytic. These should be fine together, as long at the Claritin is plain and not Claritin d12 or Claritin d24. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) if you're on claritin?

Yes: Claritin is an antihistamine medication which decreases allergy symptoms (watery itchy eyes, runny nose, itching etc). Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a mucolytic, breaks down mucus so it is not so thick and easier to drain. When taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) please drink an 8oz glass of water each time to avoid dehydration and allowing Mucinex (guaifenesin) to do its job properly. ...Read more

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Can u take Mucinex (guaifenesin) d with claritin?

Mixing URI meds: Yes. Mucinex (guaifenesin) d is an expectorant/decongestant combination and Clarinex is an antihistamine. The combination can be helpful for a short term problem. For a chronic upper respiratory problem a topical nasal steroid spray is likely to be of more benefit. ...Read more

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Can you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and Claritin d together?

No: Try to find plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) and then can take togatheror find plaine Clarinex and take with mucnex d too uch d (sudafed makes you shaky not good for heart. ...Read more

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Claritin d and Mucinex (guaifenesin) can you take them together?

Yes: Claritin d combines an antihistamine (loratadine) with a decongestant (pseudo-ephedrine). Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant. These are safe to take together. Would make sure that Mucinex product is plain Mucinex and not mucinex-d (which also contains pseudo-ephedrine) before taking these together. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d at the same time?

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d at the same time?

Yes: They both do different things. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant for helping to loosed mucus. Clariten d is an antihistamine and decongestant for nasal symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and Claritin d?

Yes: Yes you can. Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm is an expectorant and an antitussive combined and Claritin d is an antihistamine and a decongestant combined. Good luck! ...Read more

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Currently using albuterol sulfate inhaler and taking loratadine (both prescribed). Any interaction concerns if I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) as well?

Currently using albuterol sulfate inhaler and taking loratadine (both prescribed). Any interaction concerns if I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) as well?

Medications: You do not have to worry, you can take all 3, but if your using Mucinex (guaifenesin) to treat mucus from asthma you need to see an allergist, get tested to determine your triggers and control your asthma better. ...Read more

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I've taken 3 doses of mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max severe congestion relief today I'm over due for my next dose. Can I take Claritin -D instead now?

I've taken 3 doses of mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max severe congestion relief today I'm over due for my next dose. Can I take Claritin -D instead now?

Yes: A good idea for self-medicating cold/sinus symptoms is to list your symptoms and present the list to the pharmacist who can guide you through the litany of options. If self-medication fails to improve symptoms or they worsen, best to consult a physician. That said, if you are otherwise healthy (and have no serious heart or blood pressure related condition) can now take the claritin-D. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Claritin d during my 2 week of pregnancy?

No meds best: Plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) and plain Claritin are considered safe, no decongestants in the first trimester (some say all during pregnancy). However the less the better. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old takes loratadine syrup everyday for allergies, but her sinuses are very congested, is it ok to give her children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) with it?

My 8 yr old takes loratadine syrup everyday for allergies, but her sinuses are very congested, is it ok to give her children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) with it?

Ok but: It is ok to give Mucinex (guaifenesin) but unless it's Mucinex (guaifenesin) d it would not do anything to decongest your child's "sinuses". Consult your doctor for a rx nasal spray or allergist to find out what your child may be allergic to. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection which makes my head and ears full. Usually take Claritin d 12 hour - it helps but quit and tried mucinex. Not good. Help,?

I have a sinus infection which makes my head and ears full. Usually take Claritin d 12 hour - it helps but quit and tried mucinex. Not good. Help,?

Sinusitis: If it has been over 7-10 days you may need antibiotics. You can also try afrin but do not use longer than 3 days. You can also try a nasal steroid like nasonex which are available over the counter now. Lastly, try nasal saline rinses and warm sinus compresses. ...Read more

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Went to dr on mon due congestion. Diagnosis allergies due to cedar. Told to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus & claritin. Yesterday afternoon lost voice & green phlegm?

Went to dr on mon due congestion. Diagnosis allergies due to cedar. Told to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus & claritin. Yesterday afternoon lost voice & green phlegm?

Need more: You need to get a nasal steroid +/- a nasal antihistamine plus some allergy eye drops. Although green mucus does not always indicate the presence of an infection, it may be worthwhile for you to see your doctor to rule out a sinus infection. If your symptoms are that severe from cedar, you may consider an allergy work-up as well to prepare for the next season. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can one mix Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and Claritin d?

Can one mix Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and Claritin d?

NO!: Both medications have "d" - Pseudoephedrine 120mg. This is a potent constrictor of blood vessels and the dose of 240mg (of both medications) needs to be spread over 24 hours. Even 120mg cause quite a bit of side effects. You can use I tablet with d and the other without. ...Read more

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Can Claritin and Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm be used at the same time?

Claritin (loratadine) is: An antihistamine, Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a mucolytic agent (guaifensin). As long as they both don't have a decongestant (signified by a 'd') you can use them together. ...Read more

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I've used nasal spray and have taken Claritin and mucinex (guaifenesin). is there anything I can do to taste again?

Need diagnosis: Loss of the sense of taste frequently accompanies loss of smell. The latter is due to dysfunction of the olfactory nerves. Claritin, an antihistamine, and a nasal steroid spray will not help. You have to find out why you have lost your sense of smell. Nasal endoscopy needs to be performed and if roof of nose is normal, consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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I can't taste. I've used nasal spray, Claritin and mucinex (guaifenesin). Is there anything I can do to taste again?

Sinus infection: As you already know most of taste is actually smell and lack of this can be quite a downer for your quality of life
See your dr. Or a specialist if you haven't already. It could be caused by reversible conditions like airflow obstruction due to polyps or a sinus infection. In some cases the sense organ has been damaged by recurrent infections. ...Read more

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I have a 4 yr old that I am giving Claritin for seasonal allergy symptoms, seems to help a little but she now has a cough this morning. Mucinex (guaifenesin)?

I have a 4 yr old that I am giving Claritin for seasonal allergy symptoms, seems to help a little but she now has a cough this morning. Mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Cough only: I like delsym better because it is for cough only. Or you can check if there is a Mucinex (guaifenesin) that is for cough only. I prefer childrens medications with the least amount of active ingredients to help the symptoms. ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more