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Drug interactions between Claritin-D and metoprolol

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Claritin-D (loratadine/pseudoephedrine)

Interactions between your drugs


metoprolol ↔ pseudoephedrine

Applies to:metoprolol and Claritin-D (loratadine/pseudoephedrine)

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

MONITOR: Sympathomimetic agents, such as pseudoephedrine, may antagonize the effects of antihypertensives that interfere with sympathetic activity, such as alpha- and beta-adrenergic blocking agents. In contrast, alpha- and beta-blockers may diminish the vasoconstrictive effects of sympathomimetics. The mechanism of this interaction has not been reported, but may involve competitive inhibition at the adrenergic receptor. Severe hypertension may occur in patients receiving beta-blockers.

MANAGEMENT: Caution and close monitoring of blood pressure is recommended if pseudoephedrine is administered with these antihypertensives. Discontinuation of the sympathomimetic may be necessary if hypertension develops.


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  3. "Product Information. Allegra-D (fexofenadine-pseudoephedrine)." Hoechst Marion-Roussel Inc, Kansas City, MO.

Drug and food interactions


metoprolol food

Applies to: metoprolol

Food can enhance the levels of metoprolol in your body. You should take metoprolol at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking metoprolol. Metoprolol is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

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loratadine food

Applies to: Claritin-D (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

No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

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.

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