No interactions were found between Claritin and Tylenol. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist.
Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine used to treat allergy symptoms. Claritin blocks the action of histamine, a substance in the body that initiates allergic symptoms like itching, sneezing, runny nose, and allergic skin rashes. Claritin is available as a generic drug.
Claritin (loratadine) Interactions
Currently displaying a list of 78 drugs known to interact with Claritin (loratadine).
- 68 moderate drug interactions
- 10 minor drug interactions
Return to the list of commonly checked interactions in combination with this medicine.
Note: Showing generic names only.
- abametapir topical
- candida albicans extract
- coccidioidin skin test
- glycerol phenylbutyrate
- histamine phosphate
- mumps skin test antigen
- skin test antigens, multiple
- sodium iodide i-123
- sodium iodide-i-131
- trichophyton skin test
- tuberculin purified protein derivative
Common side effects of Claritin include:
- feeling tired,
- stomach pain,
- dry mouth,
- sore throat,
- eye redness,
- blurred vision,
- nosebleed, or
- skin rash.
Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Claritin including fast or uneven heart rate, feeling like you might pass out, jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes), or seizures (convulsions).
WHAT DRUGS INTERACT WITH CLARITIN?
Claritin may interact with certain antibiotics, antifungal medications, and acid-reducing drugs.
HOW SHOULD CLARITIN BE TAKEN?
Claritin is available as a 10 mg tablet, a 5 or 10 mg rapidly-disintegrating tablet, a 10 mg chewable tablet, and a syrup (5 mg per 5 ml). Claritin is taken once a day. Drug interactions may occur with certain antibiotics, antifungal medications, and acid-reducing drugs. Warnings may apply to individuals who have asthma, kidney disease, or liver disease. People who have phenylketonuria (PKU) should avoid certain brands of orally disintegrating tablets that may contain aspartame. Claritin is generally avoided during pregnancy and nursing. Pregnant women may take Claritin only if it is clearly needed. Nursing mothers should consult their doctor before ■■■■■■■■■■■■■. Claritin should not be used in children younger than 6 years of age unless directed by a doctor. Chewable tablets should not be used in children younger than 2 years of age unless directed by a pediatric doctor.
Claritin D (loratadine and pseudoephedrine) is a combination of antihistamine and decongestant used to treat allergies, nasal congestion, and sinus pressure. Claritin D is available over-the-counter and in generic versions.
Claritin D is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies causing sneezing, runny or stuffy nose as well as nasal congestion. Claritin D may be used alone or with other medications.
Claritin D belongs to a class of drugs called Antihistamine/Decongestant Combos.
It is not known if Claritin D is safe and effective in children younger than 12 years of age.
Claritin D may cause serious side effects including:
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of Claritin D include:
- dry mouth,
- stomach pain,
- loss of appetite,
- stomach upset,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- sore throat,
- blurred vision,
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin),
- restlessness or excitability (especially in children),
- skin rash or itching,
- problems with memory or concentration, or
- ringing in your ears.
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Claritin D. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Claritin-D 12 Hour Extended Release Tablets: Claritin-D 12 hour extended release tablets contain 5 mg loratadine in the tablet coating for immediate release and 120 mg pseudoephedrine sulfate equally distributed between the tablet coating for immediate release and the barrier-coated extended release core.
The inactive ingredients are acacia, butylparaben, calcium sulfate, carnauba wax, corn starch, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, neutral soap, oleic acid, povidone, rosin, sugar, talc, titanium dioxide, white wax, and zein.
Claritin-D 24 Hour Extended Release Tablets: Claritin-D 24 hour extended release tablets contain 10 mg loratadine in the tablet film coating for immediate release and 240 mg pseudoephedrine sulfate in the tablet core which is released slowly allowing for once-daily administration.
The inactive ingredients for oval, biconvex Claritin-D 24 hour extended release tablets are calcium phosphate, carnauba wax, ethylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, povidone, silicon dioxide, sugar, titanium dioxide, and white wax. Loratadine is a long-acting antihistamine having the empirical formula C22H23ClN2O2; the chemical name ethyl 4-(8-chloro-5,6-dihydro-11H-benzo[5,6]cyclohepta[1,2-b]pyridin-11-ylidene)-1-piperidinecarboxylate.
The molecular weight of loratadine is 382.89. It is a white to off-white powder, not soluble in water, but very soluble in acetone, alcohol, and chloroform.
Pseudoephedrine sulfate is the synthetic salt of one of the naturally occurring dextrorotatory diastereomers of ephedrine and is classified as an indirect sympathomimetic amine. The empirical formula for pseudoephedrine sulfate is (C10H15NO)2H2SO4; the chemical name is -[1-(methyl-amino) ethyl]-[S-(R*,R*)]-benzene methanol sulfate (2:1)(salt).
The molecular weight of pseudoephedrine sulfate is 428.54. It is a white powder, freely soluble in water and methanol and sparingly soluble in chloroform.
Claritin D (loratadine and pseudoephedrine) and Claritin (loratadine) are antihistamines used to treat allergy symptoms. Claritin blocks the action of histamine, a substance in the body that initiates allergic symptoms like itching, sneezing, runny nose, and allergic skin rashes.
A difference is that Claritin D contains a decongestant and is also used to treat nasal congestion and sinus pressure.
Both Claritin D and Claritin are available over-the-counter (OTC) and in generic versions.
Main differences between Claritin and Claritin-D
|Drug class||Antihistamine (second generation)||Antihistamine (second generation) and decongestant|
|Brand/generic status||Brand and generic version available||Brand and generic version available|
|What is the generic name?||Loratadine||Loratadine/Pseudoephedrine|
|What form(s) does the drug come in?||Oral capsule Oral tablet Oral solution Oral syrup||Oral tablet, extended-release|
|What is the standard dosage?||10 mg once daily||– 5 mg loratadine/120 mg pseudoephedrine once every 12 hours – 10 mg loratadine/240 pseudoephedrine once daily|
|How long is the typical treatment?||Short-term or long-term use as directed by a doctor||Short-term or long-term use as directed by a doctor|
|Who typically uses the medication?||Adults and children 2 years and older||Adults and children 12 years and older|
WHAT DRUGS INTERACT WITH CLARITIN D?
Claritin D (loratadine and pseudoephedrine) is an antihistamine used to treat allergy symptoms. Claritin D blocks the action of histamine, a substance in the body that initiates allergic symptoms like itching, sneezing, runny nose, and allergic skin rashes. Claritin D is available as a generic drug.
HOW SHOULD CLARITIN D BE TAKEN?
Claritin D is available in 12-hour and 24-hour dosing. Do not use if you are taking an MAOI or have taken an MAOI in the past 2 weeks. Claritin D should not be used by patients with severe high blood pressure (hypertension), glaucoma or severe coronary artery disease without physician supervision. Claritin D may interact with other medicines that can cause drowsiness (cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicines, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicines for seizures, depression or anxiety), blood pressure medications, diuretics (water pills), medications to treat irritable bowel syndrome, bladder or urinary medications, aspirin or salicylates, beta-blockers, or antidepressants. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. If pregnant or ■■■■■■■■■■■■■, consult a doctor before use. Stop use if an allergic reaction occurs or symptoms do not resolve within 7 days
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain reliever and a fever reducer.
Tylenol is used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, sore throats, colds, flu, and fevers. Tylenol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
- Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Read the dosing instructions carefully for each product because the amount of acetaminophen may be different between products. Do not take more acetaminophen than recommended.
- If you are giving acetaminophen to a child, be sure you use a product that is meant for children. Use your child’s weight to find the right dose on the product package. If you don’t know your child’s weight, you can use their age.
- For suspensions, shake the medication well before each dose. Some liquids do not need to be shaken before use. Follow all directions on the product package. Measure the liquid medication with the provided dose-measuring spoon/dropper/syringe to make sure you have the correct dose. Do not use a household spoon.
- For rapidly-dissolving tablets, chew or allow to dissolve on the tongue, then swallow with or without water. For chewable tablets, chew thoroughly before swallowing.
- Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.
- For effervescent tablets, dissolve the dose in the recommended amount of water, then drink.
- Pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the symptoms have worsened, the medication may not work as well.
- Do not take this medication for fever for more than 3 days unless directed by your doctor. For adults, do not take this product for pain for more than 10 days (5 days in children) unless directed by your doctor. If the child has a sore throat (especially with high fever, headache, or nausea/vomiting), consult the doctor promptly.
- Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens or if you develop new symptoms. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away.
Before taking this medicine
You should not take Tylenol if you are allergic to acetaminophen, or if you have severe liver disease.
Do not take acetaminophen without a doctor’s advice if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. You may not be able to take Tylenol.
Your doctor will determine whether Tylenol is safe for you to use during pregnancy. Do not use this medicine without the advice of your doctor if you are pregnant.
Acetaminophen can pass into ■■■■■■ milk and may harm a nursing baby. Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are ■■■■■■■■■■■■■.
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 2 years old without the advice of a doctor.
Use Tylenol exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not take more than your recommended dose. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause ■■■■■.
- Adults and teenagers who weigh at least 110 pounds (50 kilograms): Do not take more than 1000 milligrams (mg) at one time. Do not take more than 4000 mg in 24 hours.
- Children younger than 12 years old: Do not take more than 5 doses of acetaminophen in 24 hours. Use only the number of milligrams per dose that is recommended for the child’s weight and age. Use exactly as directed on the label.
- Avoid also using other medicines that contain acetaminophen, or you could have a fatal overdose.
If you are treating a child, use a pediatric form of Tylenol. Use only the special dose-measuring dropper or oral syringe that comes with the specific pediatric form you are using. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one. Carefully follow the dosing directions on the medicine label.
You may need to shake the liquid before each use. Follow the directions on the medicine label.
The Tylenol Meltaways chewable tablet must be chewed thoroughly before you swallow it. The tablet will soften in mouth for ease of chewing.
Children’s Tylenol Dissolve oral powder should be placed directly on the tongue and swallowed.
Stop taking Tylenol and call your doctor if:
- you still have a sore throat after 2 days of use;
- you still have a fever after 3 days of use;
- you still have pain after 7 days of use (or 5 days if treating a child);
- you have a skin rash, ongoing headache, nausea, vomiting, or any redness or swelling; or
- if your symptoms get worse, or if you have any new symptoms.
This medication can cause unusual results with certain lab tests for glucose (sugar) in the urine. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Tylenol.
Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Tylenol: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
In rare cases, Tylenol may cause a severe skin reaction that can be fatal. This could occur even if you have taken acetaminophen in the past and had no reaction. Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor right away if you have skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling. If you have this type of reaction, you should never again take any medicine that contains acetaminophen.
Stop taking this medication and call your doctor at once if you have:
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite;
- dark urine, clay-colored stools; or
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Other drugs may interact with acetaminophen, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) Interactions
Currently displaying a list of 116 drugs known to interact with Tylenol (acetaminophen).
- 8 major drug interactions
- 73 moderate drug interactions
- 35 minor drug interactions
Medications known to interact with Tylenol (acetaminophen)
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- asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi
- asparaginase escherichia coli
- benoxinate ophthalmic
- benzocaine topical
- black cohosh
- calaspargase pegol
- ■■■■■■■ nasal
- ■■■■■■■ topical
- dapsone topical
- dibucaine topical
- ethinyl estradiol
- glycerol phenylbutyrate
- interferon beta-1a
- interferon beta-1b
- lidocaine ophthalmic
- lidocaine topical
- peginterferon beta-1a
- pneumococcal 13-valent vaccine
- pneumococcal 7-valent vaccine
- proparacaine ophthalmic
- ranitidine bismuth citrate
- sodium nitrite
- sodium salicylate
- tetracaine ophthalmic
- tetracaine topical
No interactions were found between Claritin-D 24 Hour and Tylenol Cold & Cough Daytime. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Interactions between your drugs
No interactions were found between Claritin and ibuprofen. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Most allergy medicines should not be combined with one another, according to Dr. Susan Besser, a primary care provider at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. “You should not take multiple oral antihistamines together, such as Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra or Xyzal.
Claritin-D 24 Hour has efficacy comparable to Claritin-D 12 Hour in relieving allergic rhinitis symptoms while producing significantly less insomnia.
Drowsiness is a potential side effect of Claritin-D. However, for some people, it may actually cause insomnia or trouble sleeping. This is because Claritin-D contains pseudoephedrine—a decongestant that has stimulant effects.
So taking your 24-hour allergy medications before going to bed means that you’ll get the maximum effect when you need it the most. “Taking your allergy medication at night assures that it will be circulating in your blood stream when you most need it, early the next morning,” Martin says in a news release
Zyrtec and Claritin are effective for about 24 hours. A person should only take one dose per day. The body absorbs both antihistamines quickly, but Zyrtec seems to work faster for some people. A 2014 study found that both drugs were absorbed into the bloodstream within 1–2 hours of taking the medication.
For allergy sufferers with heart disease, medicines such as Allegra, Zyrtec or Claritin should be safe. However, medicines containing decongestants — including Allegra-D, Zyrtec-D and Claritin-D — could increase your blood pressure and heart rate or interfere with your heart medication.
The bottom line: During the times of year when Will suffers from seasonal allergies, a Claritin every morning is a good idea. He can take it before he puts his breakfast dishes in the washer. Prescott, a physician and medical researcher, is president of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
Claritin-D and Zyrtec-D contain an antihistamine, such as Claritin or Zyrtec, and a decongestant like Sudafed. These antihistamines are non-drowsy and can be used very safely once or twice a day.
Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine used to treat allergy symptoms while Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. No interactions were found between Claritin and Tylenol. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist.