Top
20
Doctor insights on: Zirtec

Share
1

1
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

Dr. John Chiu
551 doctors shared insights

Zyrtec (Definition)

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


3

3
Could i take xyzal (levocetirizine) with claritin?

Could i take xyzal (levocetirizine) with claritin?

Yes: Antihistamine is safe even with 4x the average daily dose. The major side effects would be dry mouth and drowsiness ( the latter much less common if one uses the non-sedating type). I. ...Read more

5

5
Zyrtec vs cetirizine?

Zyrtec vs cetirizine?

Same and different: Both one and same thing antihitamine once a day pill generic vs no generic, both over the counter. Should be taken at night as it can make you sleepy. Try not to take every day every pill has side effects. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Which one better for sinus infection? Claritin, (loratadine) allegra, zyrtec

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

7

7
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

9

9
Allegra (fexofenadine) D and Levocetrizine taken together, safe ?

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

Bit much: its a fair amount of antihistamine taken at the same time since they both do the same thing trick with allergy meds is to take them between 4 and 6 pm and the d is sedated which would keep you awake anyway ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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

11

11
Is loratadine like benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Is loratadine like benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Kinda mostly: Loratadine is a 'non-sedating antihistamine, ' and Diphenhydramine (/benadryl) is a sedating antihistamine (aka: older / h1 & h2 blocker), so yes, they are close cousins in intended effects--just differ in side effects. ...Read more

13

13
What's the best allergy medicine? Allegra, Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec?

Same effects: These three medications do the same thing and are not supposed to make you drowsy, however, Zyrtec seems to work somewhat better than Allegra and Claritin. I would say Claritin is the least effective out of these three medications. ...Read more

See 7 more doctor answers
14

14
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

15

15
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

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Is claritan d better than allegra (fexofenadine) d?

No : Both are antihistamine decongestant combinations. There is no significant data that would suggest one is clearly superior to the other. ...Read more

18

18
Bad cedar allergies, tried claritin (loratadine)?

Cedar: Cedar is a late fall, winter and early spring problem in many states. If meds are ineffective orally, i would try a mix of intranasal anithistamines and steroids. Oral or injectables should be saved for emergencies. Remember allergy is genetic and only immunotherapy can rebuild your system. I found that allergy shots help my patients. ...Read more

19

19
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

20

20
Can I take Claritin with my xyzal (levocetirizine) prescription?

Can I take Claritin with my xyzal (levocetirizine) prescription?

Not much additional: Since Claritin is probably our weakest antihistamine adding it to any other is of limited value. Depending upon reason for xyzal (levocetirizine) might consider other type of medication; topical intranasal corticosteroid for nasal symptoms or fexofenadine or ceterizine for hives. ...Read more