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Doctor insights on: Taking Claritin And Sudafed

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I have been taking Claritin and sudafed pe together and doing a nasal spray my nose won't stop running help?

I have been taking Claritin and sudafed pe together and doing a nasal spray my nose won't stop running help?

Try something else: Neither Claritin (loratadine) nor Sudafed should have enough anticholinergic effect to stop a runny nose if that is the primary problem. Chlorpheniramine is an older generation antihistamine that may help, but beware of warnings on the label. Sinus saline irrigation may help more than you'd think. Otherwise, need to discuss with a physician to better characterize your rhinitis to guide effective treatment ...Read more

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Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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Claritin (Definition)

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


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Can taking sudafed and Claritin (loratadine) cause dehydration after two weeks of taking?

Can taking sudafed and Claritin (loratadine) cause dehydration after two weeks of taking?

No: Perhaps your eyes, nose and throat can feel dry but it should cause actual dehydration which can be evidenced by dark and minimal urine output. ...Read more

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Can sudafed and Claritin (loratadine) be taken together?

Yes: Sudafed and plain Claritin (loratadine) can be taken together. Sudafed is a decongestant, and Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine. Claritin (loratadine) d already contains pseudoephedrine, the ingredient in original sudafed, so Claritin (loratadine) d should never be taken with sudafed. ...Read more

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Is it a problem to take both sudafed and claritin (loratadine)?

Use them wisely: Sudafed is a brand name of pseudoephedrine, a decongestant used to decrease nasal congestion and secretions. Claritin is a brand name for loratadine, an antihistaminic. Claritin-d is one brand name for the combination of these two medications. This combination of medications helps to reduce nasal allergy symptoms. Long-term continuous use of decongestant result in some cases with loss of effect. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more