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Hi there, I have an English Terrier who has allergies

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Hi there, I have an English Bull Terrier who has allergies to house dust mites, coming out in rashes, hives, itching and chewing her paws.
My vet has prescribed 2 piriton morning and night; and I also have hydroxyzine for severe flare-ups.
My question is would it problematic if hydroxyzine is taken when she has already had piroton (occasionally she will have mad scratching / licking episodes after having already taken her morning piriton). One 25mg hydroxyzine normally sees her through a flare-up.
Thanks in advance,
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Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.

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Since both are in the same family they can be used safely together

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The only caveat is that both can have sedative effects so in combination they can cause increased sedation

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CLICK HERE for more information on drug interactions of piriton (chlorphenarimine)

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Often with skin conditions 2 even three antihistamines are combined to reduce symptoms so there is no concern in combining these two medications

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Great, thank you very much!

You are very welcome, good luck to you both :)