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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and atarax together?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes for hives

Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and Atarax at bedtime is a good combination for treating hives.
The Atarax can be used as an as needed if hives breakthough in the evening and make it hard to sleep. Remember that the drowsiness & delayed reaction time caused by Atarax may still be present the next morning. If you need two antihistamines to control hives you should be under a physician's care.

In brief: Yes for hives

Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and Atarax at bedtime is a good combination for treating hives.
The Atarax can be used as an as needed if hives breakthough in the evening and make it hard to sleep. Remember that the drowsiness & delayed reaction time caused by Atarax may still be present the next morning. If you need two antihistamines to control hives you should be under a physician's care.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but...

While there is no direct medication interaction, that is a lot of antihistamine.
I wouldn't advise the combination and would probably do allergy testing (immunecap blood testing specific for your area) to see if you really need that much antihistamine or if a symptom centered combination would be more beneficial.

In brief: Yes, but...

While there is no direct medication interaction, that is a lot of antihistamine.
I wouldn't advise the combination and would probably do allergy testing (immunecap blood testing specific for your area) to see if you really need that much antihistamine or if a symptom centered combination would be more beneficial.
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