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Can you take hydroxyzine after you take Claritin (loratadine) OTC ?

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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Hydroxyzine might make you sleepy, but otherwise you should be fine.

In brief: Yes

Hydroxyzine might make you sleepy, but otherwise you should be fine.
Dr. John Overholt
Dr. John Overholt
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
hydroxyzine is metabolized by the body to cetirizine (zyrtec) and taking this drug may give your the same benefits with less sedation
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes, but...

Given that they are both antihistamines, you may not see much of an effect if they are taken in close time frame.
You can take Claritin in the morning, and then Hydroxyzine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night and have some effect on allergies.

In brief: Yes, but...

Given that they are both antihistamines, you may not see much of an effect if they are taken in close time frame.
You can take Claritin in the morning, and then Hydroxyzine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night and have some effect on allergies.
Dr. Gregory Hines
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