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Doctor insights on: Major Loratadine Cetirizine

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Dr. John Chiu
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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the ...Read more


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Is better loratadine or cetirizine?

Depends: While many people prefer Loratadine and it works just fine, others find more relief with cetirizine. It is difficulty to know who will respond better to one or the other. ...Read more

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Can i take a Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec?

Can i take a Claritin (loratadine) 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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Can i take both zyrtec amd claritin (loratadine)?

Can i take both zyrtec amd claritin (loratadine)?

You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) 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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Is loratadine less severe than zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Is loratadine less severe than zyrtec (cetirizine)?

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. ...Read more

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Can i give my child zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

Can i give my child zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

Antihistamines: Both are third generation antihistamines and work effectively for allergies. However, zyrtec (cetirizine) may cause more drosiness. Do not take both at the same time. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take cetirizine and loratadine together?

Is it okay to take cetirizine and loratadine together?

Generally, yes: In general, it is okay to take both of these antihistamines at the same time. However, i would recommend evaluation by a board certified allergist if you are having to use both of these medicines to control your allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you take loratadine and cetirizine at the same time?

No: These are the same class of medication and probably should note be used together. ...Read more

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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more