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Can you take Coricidin HBP Nighttime-Sympton for Colds while

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Can you take Coricidin HBP Nighttime-Sympton for Colds while taking Zyrtec Allergy??
Coricidin HBP should be avoided while taking Zyrtec as both these medications contain antihistamines and have somewhat similar action on the body. Coricidin HBP contains Chlorpheniramine (an antihistamine) and Acetaminophen (also in Tylenol) and Zyrtec contains Cetrizine (an antihistamine). Taking both medications together can cause excessive sedation along with other side effects.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
So if I have the dry tickley throat causing cough but no congestion should the Zyrtec help that and if so will one work or do you have to take them for several days to see results?
Yes, Zyrtec alone may be appropriate for these symptoms. It can be taken as needed, as long as you have symptoms, which can be 7-10 days. A single tablet is usually not enough. A better approach would be to see a physician for examination as you may need antibiotics and/or anti-tussive medications for cough.

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