I have been taking zyrtec and axid twice a day along with singulair, allegra and hydroxidine for four months now. My pharmasist told me today that I shouldn't take all these antihistamines together. It can cause my tongue to swell, which is why I am on all these meds to begin with.
The short answer is NO!
Our expert and nurse, Kathi MacNaughton, answered a similar question about Allegra and Clarinex. As she explained to the reader, since Allegra is a once a day antihistamine, you shouldn't take other antihistamines at the same time. The same thing goes for Zyrtec and Singulair.
Generally, these are once a day allergy medicines. Did your doctor instruct you to take Zyrtec twice a day? If not, you should talk to your doctor immediately about finding a medication and regimen that will work for you.
There was a Pharmacist agreed for me to take Zyrtec and Singulair together at the same time. I already took those 2 tablet a while ago, hope nothing will happen to me tonight.
The last time I went to my dr. for another sinus infection. She prescribed an anti-biotic and had me take a 24 hr. claritin in the morning and a 24 zyrtec at night. She also said I needed to wash out my sinuses with a saline wash in the evening and sleep with my
head elevated to encourage the mucus to drain.
my doc had me take an antihisimine along with singular at night and I had a really serious time feeling drugged could hardly go to the bathroom. tonight i am going to skip the zytec take it in the morning and take sigular at night. I have some cronic sinus issues that she is trying to resolve but taking both at night really made me feel very over medicated.
Singulair is not an antihistamine as the'expert nurse' stated. Singulair is an Antihistamine and there are patients with severe allergies/asthma that are on both Zyrtec and Singulair. As with any medication, this should be discussed with the patients physician to make sure it is the best medication regiman. So... the short answer is MAYBE, talk to your doc! :-)
Hope you feel better!
OOPS, TYPO...Singular is in the group of drugs known as leukotriene modifiers. Sorry
Same here. When I had a bad sinus infection, my doctor told me to take Claritin (10 mg Loratadine) in the morning for 10 days and my Zyrtec at night. I was a little nervous about this but he reassured me it was okay. Nothing bad happened to me, but I did get better. My guess is, maybe for a short term, it is okay to do the two together according to the doctor.
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