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Claritin Or Zyrtec For Hives
I'm taking zyrtec for severe case of hives. Was told to take Claritin (loratadine) in between if needed. I need more. Can I overdose if I take a second claritin (loratadine)?
Claritin (loratadine) does not take away my terrible hives caused by macrobid, will zyrtec do the job?
Itchy hives 4 4 mths! Tried Zyrtec D, loratadine, claratin, telfast D, atarax, (hydroxyzine) Predisone, dermasone, elomet, malathion lotion. Doc stumped. Help! ?
Zyrtec (cetirizine): Zyrtec (cetirizine) has more anti-allergy or anti-inflamatory effects than clariten (loratidine) and is often better for most allergic symptoms. It does cause drowsiness in some patients. Antihistamines work best when taken at bedtime if you are taking them on a daily basis - as in a pollen allergy or allergy to a pet that lives in your house.See 1 more doctor answer
All antihistamines: Polaramine is a brand of dexchlorpheniramine, a first generation sedating antihistamine similar to Chlor-Trimeton and about as effective as claritin. Claritin, brand of Loratadine and zyrtec, brand of Cetirizine are both 2nd generation, non-sedating antihistamines. Cetirizine in head to head studies with Loratadine was found to be more effective for nasal allergies and hives.See 1 more doctor answer
Allergy meds: Hello. Allergy medication like zyrtec, Allegra and Claritin (loratadine) help with the symptoms of allergy. The dose for an adult is 180 mg for allegra, 10 mg for Claritin (loratadine) and 10 mg for zyrtec. If you take all these meds on the same day, an increase in dryness as well as sedation will likely occur. There are other medications to help with your allergies. See your doctor.
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
Can I take Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and zyrtec at night. Allergies are just that bad..
In suffering pretty bad from allergies right now. Should I switch from Claritin (loratadine) to Zyrtec tomorrow?
Which is stronger Allegra, Zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) I know they all treat same thing which one more likely to be Strongest?
All r created equal: But one might be more convenient (equal) to a patient than another, as different patients respond differently to different drugs, that's what they call: pharmacogenetics, a relatively new science that can tell how patients would respond to different drugs, bit expensive though to be tried on every medicine, so trial and error would be the way to go for now, good luck
I am 28w pregnant and I took a Claritin (loratadine) this morning at about 9:15 and I forgot I took it then took Zyrtec at 2:30. Should I be concerned?
No problem: Both pills are considered relatively safe for pregnancy especially at 28 w.
How much allegra is safe on a daily basis? My system needs a break from claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec apparently, but 1 allegra is not working fully.
Loratadine is weaker: When loradine (claritin) was studied the manufacturer selected the lowest dose that gave a response better than placebo but didn't have more side effects than placebo. This caused it to be a fairly weakly effective med. As it wasn't studied at higher dose I can't speak to safety of higher doses. Personally, I find zyrtec (cetirizine) to be much more effective but may be more sedating.
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.
Don't: These are antihistamines. You do not need them. The cold symptoms will go away.