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Can you take decongestant and antihistamine together?

For congestion, a decongestant is needed. If your congestion is allergy related you may need both antihistamine and decongestant. If you have a cold, you want a decongestant. If you also have a lot of sneezing and eyes itching etc you may want to add an antihistamine as well.

Can I take Zyrtec and Coricidin? Coricidin HBP should be avoided while taking Zyrtec as both these medications contain antihistamines and have somewhat similar action on the body.

What is the difference between Zyrtec Claritin and Benadryl? Benadryl is also used to treat insomnia, motion sickness, and mild cases of Parkinsonism. A main difference between Benadryl and Zyrtec is that Zyrtec tends to cause less drowsiness and sedation than Benadryl.

Can I take cetirizine and loratidine? Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) should not be taken together as they are both in the same class of medication. Using both Claritin and Zyrtec may increase the risk of side effects and likely won’t help relieve your allergies any more than either one alone.

Can you take Mucinex and an antihistamine together? No. You can take them together. One is a “mucus loosener” and the other is an antihistamine. But Mucinex also comes as Mucinex-D, and Claritin also comes as Claritin-D.