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Dr. Brant Ward
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Can i take zyrtec and claratin together? Or can I take zyrtec and Benadryl to boost the zyrtec? Will taking Mucinex dm along with zyrtec help?

Can i take zyrtec and claratin together? Or can I take zyrtec and Benadryl to boost the zyrtec?  Will taking Mucinex dm along with zyrtec help?

See your doctor: If your allergies are not controlled with one med alone, stepping up to a different med like flonase, nasonex, etc., will likely help you more than taking two antihistamines. Zyrtec and Claritin will not help much at all if you have a cold and not allergies, though Benadryl can dry up secretions somewhat. You can add mucinex if you also have a cough. Talk with your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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The zyrtec alone isnt helping. Anyone else take Claritin with zyrtec together?

The zyrtec alone isnt helping. Anyone else take Claritin with 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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Dr. David Shulan
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Is it safe to take ceterizine (zyrtec) and loratadine (claritin) together?

Is it safe to take ceterizine (zyrtec) and loratadine (claritin) 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

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Dr. Lily Hwang
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Is it possible for me to take zyrtec and claritin?

Is it possible for me to take zyrtec and claritin?

Both antihistamines: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Sunita Kanumury
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Can i take zyrtec and Claritin and Benadryl ?

No: You can't take all at the same time if you need more antihistamines to treat a condition consult a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Is it btter to take a 20 mg of Zyrtec or 20 mg of Claritin?

Depends: Although Zyrtec is considered somewhat more potent than Claritin, the effect may vary from one person to another. Either can cause drowsiness at this dose. ...Read more

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Can i take a zyrtec and a Claritin in the same day?

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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Dr. Holly Maes
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Is it ok to take Claritin in the morning and Zyrtec at night?

Is it ok to take Claritin in the morning and Zyrtec at night?

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

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Can i take a Claritin and zyrtec?

yes but: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Vegh
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Is it ok to take Claritin and zyrtec?

No problem: At higher doses, for allergic rhinitis, you don't get much better effects. For chronic hives, higher doses of antihistamines can sometimes give better results. ...Read more

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