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Is it safe to take ceterizine (zyrtec) and loratadine (claritin) together?
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Dr. David Shulan
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Usually yes, but why
Taking the two together though usually does not offer much in the way of additional benefit for nasal allergies.

In brief: Usually yes, but why
Taking the two together though usually does not offer much in the way of additional benefit for nasal allergies.
Dr. David Shulan
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
Dr. Shulan is right about the combination of loratidine and ceterizine for nasal symptoms.
Adding a second antihistamine of the same class provides little additional benefit. On the other hand chronic urticaria sometimes requires higher doses of antihistamines. Claritin in the morning and zyrtec at night may provide better relief than either medication taken twice daily.

In brief: Yes.
Dr. Shulan is right about the combination of loratidine and ceterizine for nasal symptoms.
Adding a second antihistamine of the same class provides little additional benefit. On the other hand chronic urticaria sometimes requires higher doses of antihistamines. Claritin in the morning and zyrtec at night may provide better relief than either medication taken twice daily.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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