Question: If someone is using a nasal steroid spray, such as Nasonex or Flonase, is it okay or even desirable to also use an oral antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Claritin? Answer: Yes, both antihistamines and nasal steroids can be used, depending on the clinical symptoms and the response to treatment.
Does Flonase work better than Zyrtec?
Single-ingredient oral antihistamines don’t relieve nasal congestion, and some, like Zyrtec®, may even cause drowsiness. FLONASE nasal sprays are non-drowsy, anti-inflammatory allergy relief nasal sprays that provide more complete relief* than a single-ingredient antihistamine.
Is Zyrtec and Flonase the same?
Zyrtec also treats symptoms from other allergies, such as allergies to molds and dust mites. Flonase and Zyrtec belong to different drug classes. Flonase is a corticosteroid and Zyrtec is an antihistamine. Flonase is a nasal spray and Zyrtec is taken orally in tablet form.
Can you take Zyrtec and steroids together?
No interactions were found between prednisone and Zyrtec. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Should I take Flonase morning or night?
One daily dose of FLONASE Allergy Relief delivers 24-hour relief from your worst allergy symptoms. So, even if you take it in the morning, you’re still covered for all night long, without pesky allergy symptoms.
What is the best time to take Flonase?
The recommended starting dosage in adults is 2 sprays (50 mcg of fluticasone propionate each) in each nostril once daily (total daily dose, 200 mcg). The same total daily dose, 1 spray in each nostril administered twice daily (e.g., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.) is also effective.
Can Flonase be used everyday?
You may start to feel relief after the first day—and full effect after several days of regular once-a-day use. Use FLONASE every day as full effectiveness is usually achieved after 3 or 4 days of continuous use.
Can Zyrtec keep you awake at night?
Zyrtec D (Cetirizine / Pseudoephedrine) relieves allergies and congestion without causing daytime sleepiness. It can keep you up at night if you take it too close to bedtime. The antihistamine (Cetirizine) in Zyrtec D (Cetirizine / Pseudoephedrine) causes less drowsiness than other medications like Benadryl.
Does Zyrtec have any drug interactions?
Zyrtec (cetirizine) Drug Interactions
A total of 243 drugs are known to interact with Zyrtec (cetirizine). Show all medications in the database that may interact with Zyrtec (cetirizine).
Is it better to take Zyrtec at night or in the morning?
Cetirizine can be taken at any time of the day. In most people it is non-sedating, so they take it in the morning. However, a percentage of people do find it to be sedating so if it does make you drowsy it is best to take it in the evening. Cetirizine can be taken with or without food.
Is it OK to take Zyrtec everyday?
Can be taken once a day. May be given daily on a regular basis when allergens are most prevalent (such as during spring or summer). Zyrtec does not appear to interact with many drugs (theophylline slightly decreased the clearance of Zyrtec). Zyrtec has been demonstrated to be safe in children older than 6 months.
What should you not take with Zyrtec?
Avoid use of alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers as cetirizine can increased the risk of drowsiness. Cetirizine may cause central nervous system depression; avoid activities requiring mental alertness until accustomed to medication.
Does Flonase make you sleepy?
These side effects are more likely in children and people who use this medication for a long time and in high doses. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.
Does Flonase weaken your immune system?
You should not use fluticasone nasal if you are allergic to it. Fluticasone can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection or worsening an infection you already have or recently had.
Does Flonase help sinus pressure?
Do Nasal Sprays Treat Sinus Infection? Treating a sinus infection means unblocking and draining the sinuses. Corticosteroid nasal sprays such as Flonase and Nasacort are the best source for treatment because they help reduce swelling in the nasal passages.