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Whats better for fluid in the ears, Claritin (loratadine) or Advil congestion relief?

Whats better for fluid in the ears, Claritin (loratadine) or Advil congestion relief?

Decongestant: Advil (ibuprofen) won't do anything but decongestant possibly. If this has been present for more than a week , you need to see your doctor to make sure that the ears do drain to avoid permanent hearing loss. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Can I give my 14 yr old Advil allergy & congestion relief if she already took a Claritin (loratadine) this morning ?

Can I give my 14 yr old Advil allergy & congestion relief if she already took a Claritin (loratadine) this morning ?

Yes but: be cautious with multiple medications, you may want to stop the Claritin (loratadine) while on treatment with the other drug, don't take the next dose of Claritin (loratadine), read the instructions carefully, good luck ...Read more

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I am extremely congested with mucus in my nose to the point i can't breath or blow out my nose, should I go the hospital I have taken Claritin (loratadine) and Advil congestion relief already

I am extremely congested with mucus in my nose to the point i can't breath or blow out my nose, should I go the hospital I have taken Claritin (loratadine) and Advil congestion relief  already

Nasal : Nasal congestion is pretty miserable, but without high fever, dizziness, or severe pain, you are better off calling your doctor's office for an appointment than going to the hospital. Often congestion is not from mucus buildup, but is from swelling of the nasal tissues so there is nothing to blow out. The best things to do until your appointment are to run a humidifier in the room you sleep in, drink hot liquids (like tea or broth), or take a hot shower and breathe in the steam. These can all help you feel better. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take conserta 36mg with Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Is it ok to take conserta 36mg with Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Not on a regular.: Cold medicines can interfere with concerta. Especially ones that contain a decongestant. Decongestants + methylphenidates can raise your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Zyrtec 10mg and 4 hrs later take Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Is it safe to take Zyrtec 10mg and 4 hrs later take Advil (ibuprofen)  allergy and congestion relief?

Antihistamine: if its one time its ok , check ingredients as there might be only decogetant ,you do not say your age ...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?

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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I took Sudafed, Flonase and Afrin (oxymetazoline) but getting no relief for allergy congestion, can I take Claritin on top of the other meds?

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

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Is it possible for you to take congestion Advil (ibuprofen) after drinking?

Is it possible for you to take congestion Advil (ibuprofen) after drinking?

Yes but: Advil (ibuprofen) congestion in us contains phenylephrine and ibuprophen .You can take it after drinking as long as the drinking is in moderation.If you have consumed more than two drinks than i will be careful. ...Read more

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Have really bad nose congestion and I took one Claritin (loratadine) d non drowsy. I am starting to feel really tired, is this normal? Also, there isnt much relief

Yes but: Claritin can indeed cause drowsiness in a few people especially when the dose is doubled. On the other hand, th decongestant part (D) tends to keep people awake and thus your reaction is not common but not totally unexpected. We rarely use oral decongestant nowadays given that nasal steroid /nasal antihistamine are more effective with far less side effects. ...Read more

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I took alka seltzer plus at 9:15 pm not fully reading it. I have mostly nasal congestion. When can I take either DayQuil or Advil cold and sinus?

I took alka seltzer plus at 9:15 pm not fully reading it.  I have mostly nasal congestion. When can I take either DayQuil or Advil cold and sinus?

Vapor inhalation: Rather than taking either of these medications, you may help your congestion better by taking steam or water vapor inhalation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil Sinus Congestion and Pain with Allegra Allergy 24 hour together? I have a cold with nasal congestion.

Can I take Advil Sinus Congestion and Pain with Allegra Allergy 24 hour together? I have a cold with nasal congestion.

No benefit: Yes, but there is no added benefit to take the Allegra (fexofenadine) since it doesn't help much when you have a cold. An older antihistamine like Chlorpheneramine may help with runny nose but may cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Claritin (Definition)

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