I am having a flu.. Is it safe to take claritin..

@dorothy09 (1520)
Philippines
October 22, 2008 2:05am CST
I have a tiring day, I have a flu and Sinusitis.. My head is aching and running nose.... I think I am over fatigue..This past few days I only sleep few hours and is so stress.. After I play with my friends dog from then I sneeze and sneeze.. I am taking a paracetamol and analgesic.. but I also want to take antihistamine because I think I am having allergies.. is it safe to take claritin without presciption..
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6 responses
22 Oct 08
Hi dorothy09, You should see your doctors first before you take anything, you can take paracetamol and should stay in bed at least 24 hours and drink plety fluid, water and sleep as much as you can. Hope you feel better soon. Tamara
@dorothy09 (1520)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
How I wish I can stay in bed for at least 24 hours.. I have a demanding work.. This past few days I been very busy..thank to mylot if I rest for a while I go mylotting and respond to discussion thru this I can relieve stress. Happy Mylotting.. Thanks MYlot
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
I guess, try drinking benadryl (it is a cough medicine but with anti-histamine). Claritin is ok, but you are only attacking the allergy aspect - why not hit two birds at the same time.
@dorothy09 (1520)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
I am afraid that taking two medicines at a time might not be good for me since I have not consulted a doctor... But I was also thinking those are safe to take without prescription..
@rsa101 (21181)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
Although I have not tried it before and I haven't heard of a case that it does have side effects when taken with other medication. I would always want for you to consult with your doctor always to be sure that it is safe.
@dorothy09 (1520)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
Hi there rsa101 thank you so much for the quick response.. I take paracetamol and analgesics because its an over the counter product. I have no idea with claritin,its generic is loratidine.anithistamine.. Happy mylotting.
@acie_21 (5640)
• Philippines
14 Mar 10
hi there friend.. yeah ive been taking claritin too...but not always cause its too strong. just take one if your flu is uncontrollable already... just like what your feeling now.. but dont get used to it....like what they've said it has side effects... try to ask your doctor whats the best medication for you... take care! have a nice day!
@littleowl (7157)
23 Oct 08
Am not sure about that as you are taking other medicnes for the flu..if I was you I would get advice from your doctor even if you can ring and ask the receptionist she should be able to tell you or the pharmacist from the chemist as they are more qualified to tell you...littleowl
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
22 Oct 08
Hi dorothy! It is sold over the counter so it is safe except I don't know if you should be taking it with all the other stuff that you are already taking! If you have the flu and sinusitius the I don't know if you should be taking the claritin too! That's alot of meds and when you take all that stuff together it might have a bad effect. Have you been to the doctor? If you have sinusitis you should see the doctor. There isn't anything that they can really give you for the flu, but they can give you something if your sinuses are infected. You shouldn't be self medicating! Especially taking all those things together. That can very dangerous even if they are meds that are over the counter. I think you should at least contact your doctor and see what they say before taking anything else.