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Cetirizine hydrochloride for cold

A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Yes: take it on regular basis, have regular saline nasal once or twice a day wash during your cold as well, wish you a speedy recovery

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
ANtihistamine: Cetrizine is an antihistamine and is used for allergy symptoms.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Yes: You can overdose on any medication. Everybody feels that if a little is good, then more is better. Everything in moderation. You can even "overdose... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
If it works: If it doesn't work, then it is not enough or not appropriate even though you are already on 2 x the average dose.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sublett
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Indefinitely: There is no limit on how long any antihistamine, including cetirizine, can be taken. Antihistamines work by blocking histamine receptor sites and are ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Why do you ask?: If you are trying to kill yourself, it is a sign of mental illness that can be treated. You ought to contact your doctor or go to the emergency room o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Maitland
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Allergy medications: Typically, anti-histamines, such as cetirizine, can cause drowsiness. Other typical side effects include dry mouth and difficulty using the bathroom,... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: As long as you follow correct dosing.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatric Pulmonology 18 years experience
You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: These are the same class of medication and probably should note be used together.

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