Claritin/Benadryl Combo & Zyrtec Problems
I'm a long-time allergy sufferer. I have been on 10 mg Zyrtec for the past 3 months. While it works well, it is really knocking me out at night-to the point where I am pushing getting late to work because I cannot wake-up easily. And due to the time release, I am getting drowsy early afternoon after lunch. It's starting to affect my alertness and productivity.
I used to take Claritin before the Zyrtec, but felt it did not work as well. Now I am back on it, because Claritin does not make me drowsy.
Is it safe to take regular old claritin in the morning, and then a benadryl at night? To help me sleep? Or is this a bad/unsafe combination?