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Drug interactions between Allergy & Congestion Relief and Allergy Relief D

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Allergy & Congestion Relief (loratadine/pseudoephedrine)
Allergy Relief D (cetirizine/pseudoephedrine)

Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between Allergy & Congestion Relief and Allergy Relief D. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Allergy & Congestion Relief

A total of 371 drugs (1383 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Allergy & Congestion Relief.

Allergy Relief D

A total of 823 drugs (4613 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Allergy Relief D.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

cetirizine food

Applies to: Allergy Relief D (cetirizine / pseudoephedrine)

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of cetirizine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with cetirizine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of cetirizine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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Minor

loratadine food

Applies to: Allergy & Congestion Relief (loratadine / pseudoephedrine)

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

For clinical details see professional interaction data.

Therapeutic duplication warnings

Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.

Duplication

Decongestants

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'decongestants' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'decongestants' category:

  • pseudoephedrine (active ingredient in Allergy & Congestion Relief (loratadine/pseudoephedrine))
  • pseudoephedrine (active ingredient in Allergy Relief D (cetirizine/pseudoephedrine))

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Duplication

Antihistamines

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'antihistamines' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'antihistamines' category:

  • loratadine (active ingredient in Allergy & Congestion Relief (loratadine/pseudoephedrine))
  • cetirizine (active ingredient in Allergy Relief D (cetirizine/pseudoephedrine))

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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