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Adult dosing for Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm max?

Read below: For an adult taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm the max dose is 4 tablets in 24 hours. Ideally you take it 1-2 tablets every 12 hours. To maximize its effectiveness, you should drink plenty of water. If it is Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm maximum strength then max dose is 2 tabs/24 hours by taking 1 tab every 12 hours. ...Read more

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Which is best zyrtec allegra (fexofenadine) claranex?

Which is best zyrtec allegra (fexofenadine) claranex?

Depends: All 3 of the mentioned new generation antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra, (fexofenadine) clarinex) are effective for treating allergic rhinitis and hives. What's interesting is that each individual person may respond better to one over the other. While every allergist probably has his/her favorite, truth is...They all work. If not happy with one, try a different one! ...Read more

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Is Claritin comparable to benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is Claritin comparable to benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Both AH: Both act in similar fashion except that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness and dry mouth in a much higher percentage of people and it works for just a few hours vs claritin's nearly 24 hours duration of action. ...Read more

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Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair  xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Too many: You are taking so many drugs that it is difficult to tell whether drug interaction may occur. Even if you run a profile in Epocrates , it is impossible to tell whether a combination with another drug may lead to interaction. Thus you will require close monitoring by your doctor and be on the lookout for any adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is Claritin (loratadine) same as benedryl?

Is Claritin (loratadine) same as benedryl?

Not exactly: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is diphenydramine, an old first generation antihistamines that lasts about 6 hours and can cause drowsiness and other side effects. Claritin (loratadine) is a new generation antihistamine that can last 24 hours and has less side effects. At this time, there is no real advantage to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) unless a person also wants some sleep.... ...Read more

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Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Ask the doctor: Ask the doctor who gave the prescription. The 500 is the amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) in the tablet. The total daily dose should not be more than 3000mg or 6 tablets. The maximum dose may be less in some people due to liver or kidney problems. Please ask the doctor who gave the medications. Taking too much can result in liver problems, addiction, or drug dependence. ...Read more

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Taking Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec at the same time?

Not necessary: Both Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec are considered new generation antihistamines and have the same effects. If a person accidentally took these at the same time, there is likely no adverse effect, but there is really no need to take both for treatment of symptoms. If symptoms of allergies are not controlled, see an allergist for a better treatment plan. ...Read more

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Cani take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with loratadine?

Cani take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with loratadine?

Probably yes.: Many people report their 'daily' non-sedating antihistamine in the am does not provide relief until next am. So, if no concerns for gu/heart/bp/med-conflict issues, then they often take a 'sedating' antihistamine at night for continued symptom relief and 'bonus' of sleep aid effect. ...Read more

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Allegra (fexofenadine) D and Levocetrizine taken together, safe ?

Allegra (fexofenadine) D and Levocetrizine taken together, safe ?

Allergy: Both medications has been used for allergy symptoms. I do not recommend to take it together if your allergy symptoms is not under controlled you can ask your physician to add another kind of medication to your current medication. ...Read more

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Difference between polaramine, zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

Antihistamine: Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) polaramine, chlortrimeton etc., are old time antihistamines used for runny nose, sneezing, itching, and other allergies. They are very effective but can cause drowsiness and should be avoided in day time. Carefully read all the side effects. Zyrtec , Claritin & Allegra are newer antihistamines, with lot less drowsiness or other side effects. They work fairly well for most people. ...Read more

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Is expired allegra (fexofenadine) safe?

Is expired allegra (fexofenadine) safe?

Expired medication: Typically, when a medication expires, it's because it loses its potency or effectiveness. There are some medications that, with time, do breakdown with time into harmful substances. Check with your pharmacist to make sure. I would not recommend taking any expired medication. ...Read more

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What antihistamine would be comparable to fexofenadine (allegra)? Is Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec comparable?

What antihistamine would be comparable to fexofenadine (allegra)?  Is Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec comparable?

All similar: The various antihistamines such as fexofenidine, Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec are comparable for allergy symptoms. Some people will find that one medication works better for them than another one. ...Read more

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Claritin (loratadine) side effects?

Pretty rare: Drowsiness & fatigue are reported by ~2% of users. Headache, abdominal pain, sore throat, diarrhea have been reported. Rare but reported side-effects include liver damage, seizures, & low platelet counts. I have been in practice for 29 years and have occasionally seen drowsiness, headache and abdominal pain associated with Claritin (loratadine) but none of the others so far and its a very commonly used drug. ...Read more

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Is taking 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d. overdosing?

Is taking 2 Claritin (loratadine) + d. overdosing?

Not if: They are the 12 hour pills, yes if the 24 hour pills. ...Read more

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Can allegra & Claritin (loratadine) be taken same day?

Depends: Both Allegra and Claritin (loratadine) 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 more

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