4 doctors weighed in:

Can you take Claritin with Paxil?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Should be ok if...

If a person had no problems taking paroxetine (Paxil) in the past for some medical condition, and separately had no problem taking loratadine (Claritin) or Clarinex in the past, then she should be ok taking the medications at the same time.
If worried, she can ask her doctor who prescribed the Paxil.

In brief: Should be ok if...

If a person had no problems taking paroxetine (Paxil) in the past for some medical condition, and separately had no problem taking loratadine (Claritin) or Clarinex in the past, then she should be ok taking the medications at the same time.
If worried, she can ask her doctor who prescribed the Paxil.
Thank
Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
Anesthesiology

In brief: Possible conflict

Loratidine has an antihistamine effect but it is not highly selective.
It has also an antiserotininic effect. Paxil is trying to enhance the serotonin effect ( blocks the reuptake for metabolism making its "disappearance as late as possible"). So there is a conflict of the two. The Paxil might not act with the same antidepressive power

In brief: Possible conflict

Loratidine has an antihistamine effect but it is not highly selective.
It has also an antiserotininic effect. Paxil is trying to enhance the serotonin effect ( blocks the reuptake for metabolism making its "disappearance as late as possible"). So there is a conflict of the two. The Paxil might not act with the same antidepressive power
Thank