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Is Allegra Better Than Claritin
None of these: These medications are antihistamines which counter the affects of allergies. They are not antibiotics which are typically prescribed for sinus infections. Decongestants and sinus rinses may help with the symptoms associated with the sinus infection, but these antihistamine medications, in my experience, do little for this condition. ...Read more
What works better for running nose, allergies? Allegra, Claritin, Zytrec, or Mucinex? Debating on which one to get. Fast and 24 hr relief is what am looking for.
Allergy: True allergy should be treated with an antiallergy medication such as loratadine, fexofenadine or cetirizine. They are generally considered equivalent and you should use the one that works best for you. Mucinex is an expectorant and should not do much for allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is either Claritin or Allegra better for seasonal tree pollen allergies? My voice is gone and my inner ears itch and are swollen.
Not necessary: Both Allegra (fexofenadine) and Claritin (loratadine) are new generation antihistamines. There is no particular advantage to taking both together. On the other hand, there is probably no harm either. If symptoms are not controlled with antihistamines, see your doctor to confirm your diagnosis and get appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Both Allegra and Claritin are antihistamines. They also come as "d" products which means they also contain a decongestant. The d products should not be taken more than prescribed. The antihistamine products are sometime recommended to be taken on the same day in the case of hives not controlled by only one. This should only be at the recommendation of your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Mix and match is okGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes, but use caution: What are you taking them for is most important. Oral antihistamines can cause drowsiness although Allegra does not cross the blood brain barrier. The best treatment is to see an allergist for specific treatment. Also, choose whichever antihistamine works best and you can use this twice daily instead of one of each. ...Read more
You can but: Both are non sedating antihistames take one or , too many pills not good. You can take them 12 hrs apart just for 5--7 days oce or twice a year. ...Read more
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