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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.
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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.
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