Medication question

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  1. Bantamlover23

    Bantamlover23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2008
    Chuluota, FL
    I was wondering if taking the allergy medicine Zrytec and a cold medicine together be bad. Because I think I am coming down with a cold.
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    call your local Pharmacy... they can tell you any potential drug interactions
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Only if you are taking Zyrtec D. If it is regular Zyrtec you are fine.
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Agree, don't take another decongestant if you are taking zyrtec D. Or if the cold medicine also contains an antihistimine. Zyrtex is an antihistimine. Zyrtec D has both an antihistimne and a decongestant. Do not take two antihistimines or two decongestants unless that is a doctor's order. Other types of cold meds that can help are an expectorant (guifenesin is hte most common) and possibly an analgesic such as ibuprofen.

    You can usually take one of each of these types of medicines, but not more than one of each type. Read package labels carefully to see what meds each includes.

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