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are there any long term effects to taking zyrtec everyday

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No, but rarely yes.: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is pretty well-tolerated and now is over the counter. You should check with your doctor if you have known liver disease or experi ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not likely: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a new generation antihistamine approved for use in children and adults for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and hives. Zyrte ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Zyrtec (cetirizine) effects: Antihistamines in general are some of the safest medications to use long-term.That said, one should never use a medication longer than necessary, and ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not to worry : There are no significant reported long term adverse effects of nasal steroids in studies. Direct , local effects are more common like irritation in t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: There are side effects or potential side effects to all medications, supplements, vitamins, therapies, and life in general. A decision to use or not ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
24 years experience Allergy and Immunology
None: There have been no reported long-term side effects from use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in a trial involving toddlers and children with eczema, who were tr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Zyrtec (cetirizine) : Zyrtec is a safe anti-histamine with a relatively good tract record in long term users. But note that all medications have side effects. However, some ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Johnson
26 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Evaluation: I would recommend that you confirm with your provider if allergies are the reason for your headache. You have used allergy medications to treat your ... Read More
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A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
.: You could possibly alternate but cetirazine is a better option than Diphenhydramine as there is less sedation. If you are looking for long term medica ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Stop: If any medications causes side effects it is probably best to not use that medication again. Most times there are other choices.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
It can: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is antihistamine and histamine is active in brain so it is entirely possible to cause mental cloudiness and neuro changes. Has le ... Read More
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