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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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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. Lily Hwang answered:

Is it possible for me to take zyrtec and claritin?

Both antihistamines

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Both Claritin 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 and Zyrtec same day. Recommend this be done under allergist supervision.
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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. 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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Can you take claritin, allegra and zyrtec at the same time?

You shouldn't

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All of those medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines. They should NOT be taken at the same time.
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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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Zyrtec,claritin,singular,and allegra dont work on my 7 yr olds allergies at night (nasal drip & cough) only benedryl. Can he take it every night?

Dose?

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Zyrtec & Benadryl are very similar. He should get similar relief if he's taking the right dose for his weight. Benadryl will make him more drowsy. You should talk to his doctor about an Rx nose spray to control allergies like Flonase or Nasonex.
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