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can i take zyrtec and cold medicine

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: You can take both medications together without any serious side effects providing that you take both at the recommended otc doses.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: Although some viral infection may cause a lingering cough for a few weeks, if the problem has been present for this long and still not improving, you ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Do Not Use: At the moment, all are considered possibly dangerous for infants until further safety studies are performed.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Depends: If you are taking plain zyrtec (cetirizine) (antihistamine only) you can take dayquil, but you should not take nyquil which also contains an antihista ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Watch for smoring: Just be cautious with other medications or beverages that can drowsiness. They can be additive.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: but better hold the next dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) while on the nyquil until you are done with the cold episode,
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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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better don't: combine them, as the mucinex combo already contains an antihistaminic, may interact with the zyrtec, you can hold the zyrtec till done with the mucine ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Sanner
19 years experience Neurology
No interaction: Those 2 meds are safe to take together. They both have a slight chance of causing drowsiness, hence the advice to take both at night. Good luck!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Multiple: Zyrtec is an oral antihistamine for allergies. Many people will also use a nasal spray to help with runny nose, nasal itching, and congestion at the s ... Read More

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