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Can my 4-year-old take Claritin and mucinex (guaifenesin)? I think she has allergies and the Claritin is not helping her runny nose and she is miserable.
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: ALLERGIC RHINITIS
Your 4 year old does not respond to claritin? Try giving Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1 tsp at bedtime and Claritin at daytime.
Mucinex is a cough expectorant. She does not need it.

In brief: ALLERGIC RHINITIS
Your 4 year old does not respond to claritin? Try giving Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1 tsp at bedtime and Claritin at daytime.
Mucinex is a cough expectorant. She does not need it.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Claritin & mucinex (guaifenesin)
Claritin plus Mucinex is safe, but in your case not needed.
Try a more potent antihistamine like zyrtec. If runny nose persists, a prescription nasal spray like Flonase or patenase may help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is helpful in drying up drainage, but can cause side effects like hyperactivity in kids.

In brief: Claritin & mucinex (guaifenesin)
Claritin plus Mucinex is safe, but in your case not needed.
Try a more potent antihistamine like zyrtec. If runny nose persists, a prescription nasal spray like Flonase or patenase may help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is helpful in drying up drainage, but can cause side effects like hyperactivity in kids.
Dr. David Mann
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