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Afrin vs. Claritin for Allergies

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Afrin

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/ 9,272 posts

Claritin

OTC
/ 53,789 posts
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 9,272 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 53,789 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Afrin is a brand of nasal spray used to ease nasal congestion that is available over-the-counter in the USA. The generic name for this medication is Oxymetazoline hydrochloride. While useful in the short-term, 12-hour relief for sinus congestion, pr... Read more on Wikipedia
Loratadine (International Nonproprietary Name) is a second-generation H1 antagonist drug used to treat allergies. Structurally, it is closely related to tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine, and distantly related to the atypical antipsychotic que... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Elaine
September 20, 2013
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What patients are saying about Afrin vs. Claritin

374 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
claritin to that large dose of allegra? and I take allegra...
...been back too see Dr. Afrin but he is instructing my ...feel better, but can I just change from claritin to that large dose of allegra? and I take allegra and Zrytec together???? at...
Before pregnancy, I took Claritin every day. I also had...
...Before pregnancy, I took Claritin every day. I also ...My doctor also suggested (when Claritin alone didn't work) that I try switching to Zyrtec. Sometimes one works better ...non-addictive -...
afrin before the Nasonex (use afrin for 2-3 days only!),...
...helped a lot, but I stopped getting them, so every now and then I succumb to a sinus infection. I get congested, it gets infected, and it never drains or goes away until I get antibiotics. I'd re...
I LOVE Afrin. It's my \"night time relief\" during...
Quote: I LOVE Afrin. It's my \"night time relief\" during a bad cold. At least then I ...about) grabbing some 12 hour OTC Clariten (or generic version)? That stuff works wonders on me the...
to use Claritin and Afrin. Both helped so much! I hope you...
...to me. My doctor told me to use Claritin and Afrin. Both helped so much! I...
The nasal spray Afrin works amazingly well. Two sprays...
...the counter meds that help. Claritin made a huge difference. If I miss it ...other wise it's a cough suppressant) really helps thin mucus. If it's ...help. The nasal spray Afrin works amazing...
And my sister was on Afrin for years - not months....
...use zyrtec. Claritin never worked for me but ...And my sister was on Afrin for years - not ...and more than the Afrin. You ne...
and was again addicted to Afrin. Yes, I know it's...
Claratin-D worked wonders at first, but ...ineffective and was again addicted to Afrin. Yes, I know it's bad ...is the active metabolic product of Claritin and may be 11 times...
avoid this. I'll also use Afrin spray as well. Don't know...
Claritin before race helps me avoid this. I'll also use Afrin spray as well. Don't know if this makes me a doper, but so far, I haven't been asked for \"a sample\" at the finish. BTW:...
to take Claritin for the congestion because you can get...
...I used to take Claritin for the congestion because you can ...this though). I also use something called Afrin, just a squirt or two up each nostril will open them up. I hope you feel bette...
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