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Singulair and Zyrtec together?
jen0579 posted:
As I stated in my previous post I was put on Singulair on Monday..I was previously taking Zyrtec. I'm also on Corticosteroids for 6 days and Nasonex. I just assumed to stop taking the Zyrtec for the singulair but I see people who look like they take both? The dr didnt tell me to stop taking to the Zyrtec i just thought I was supposed to. So is it ok to take both? Thanks.

I'm so new to this stuff..I've never had allergies before but it looks like I developed them last year while pregnant with my last child. June 1st I have my allergy testing to find out what I'm allergic too..I was sick even in the winter too so maybe it's something indoors..
Aqua14 responded:
I take Zyrtec and Singulair together every day, and when Zyrtec was prescription-only my allergist prescribed the two together for me. You should call your doctor to confirm, but it's probably fine to take both together. They are different types of medications that attack different allergy chemicals. Actually there's some medical research studies out there showing that the combination of an antihistamine like Zyrtec and Singulair works even better than either one alone.

I sympathize -- like you, I believe I developed allergies while pregnant. I talked to my allergist about it a couple of years ago and he said that it's very common for women to develop allergies, or become allergic to new allergens, at times of great hormonal shifts -- puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. It makes sense especially during pregnancy, since the woman's immune system is changing rapidly in order not to reject the fetus.

If you're allergic in the winter then possible culprits would be dust mites, mold or pets. Maybe cockroaches too, although I never like to say that, since most people would be offended by implying their house has roaches!

Hope these thoughts help. Good luck with your allergy tests. Judy

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