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For children's allergies should you combine zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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While both zyrtec (cetirizine) and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for treatment of allergies in children, it is rarely necessary to use both at the same time.
In my experience, Claritin works for many and zyrtec works for most patients. While there is little harm to combining these, it doesn't add to the effectiveness.

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While both zyrtec (cetirizine) and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for treatment of allergies in children, it is rarely necessary to use both at the same time.
In my experience, Claritin works for many and zyrtec works for most patients. While there is little harm to combining these, it doesn't add to the effectiveness.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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