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Can I take triamcinolone, Zyrtec, clarithromy, and ibuprofen together?

I will assume that you are using triamcinolone nasal spray (Nasacort) as opposed to an oral product. Aristocort tablets have been taken off the market by its manufacturer.

The only possible drug interaction between triamcinolone, Zyrtec (cetirizine), clarithromycin (Biaxin) and ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) would be between the steroid triamcinolone and the NSAID ibuprofen. Although an interaction is possible, these drugs may be used together for short periods of time. Side effects from ibuprofen such as stomach upset, nausea, or heartburn may get worse if you also take other steroids (examples: Decadron®, Deltasone®, Medrol®, or Aristocort®), especially if taken together for prolonged periods of time. 

Eye or skin products or inhalers containing steroids should not interact with ibuprofen.

Take the antibiotic clarithromycin until finished. 

Use the others as directed on the labels.

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