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Can I take either Zyrtec or Chlorphenamine with antibiotic

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Can I take either Zyrtec or Chlorphenamine with antibiotic Flucloxacillin?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. There are no listed contraindications between those medications so yes, it's no problem with taking flucloxacillin with either Zyrtec or chlorpheniramine
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you: that's a relief. I have allergies to some foods, to pollen, and to dander, and I am concerned that this makes me more likely to have an allergic reaction to antibiotics. (I have never had any allergic reaction to antibiotics or any other drug.) Would taking an antihistamine make this less likely?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Taking an antihistamine can prevent an allergic reaction Ingrid. But in this case it sounds like your hives are from the cat dander and not from the antibiotic so no need to worry
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
My pleasure but let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you Ingrid