Issues containing clipping in the mastering chain

I am at the point in my stereo master with ozone exciter, pro c2 the plugin before was clipping and I adjusted the out put to compensate. There is a dramatic drop in power and volume when adjusting the input and output in ozone. Not sure not to worry about it and compensate with an additional limiter at the end of the chain, or lift the mix more with oxford inflator to compensate Any thoughts?