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Can You Take Zyrtec And 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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Not the Standard: Hi HPratt, 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. Thanks for your question Dr Lori Lange
Yes: Antihistamines are well tolerated even when the dose is doubled or when one is taking 2 kinds of antihistamines.
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 much meds.
Once daily medicine: These are over the counter medicine and one should adhere to the dosing information on the label.
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 as well as 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.
Several months I suffer from chronic congestion. Neither zyrtec or 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.
Zyrtec (cetirizine) loratidine: Yes but can get expensive and I wouldn't recommend it routinely.See 1 more doctor answer
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