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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antihistamine : Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the brand name zyrtec (cetirizine).
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Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Zyrtec (cetirizine): Cetirizine is the generic for zyrtec, an over the counter "less sedating" antihistamine. It may cause sedation and is commonly recommended to be used ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danica Schulte
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Anti histamine: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an over the counter antihistamine medication used to treat itching, hives and other allergic symptoms.
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Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Antihistamine: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an over the counter nonsedating antihistamine commonly used for allergy symptoms.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eyas Othman
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergy/decongestant: Zyrtec d is a combination of : 1- zyrtec ( cetrizine), which is an antihsitamine, controls allergy symptoms, such as sneezing/itching and 2- pseudoe ... Read More
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nonsedating antihist: Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine to control of symptoms of allergy. Decongestant (d) when added, you get an additional relief of congestion and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not: Since Zyrtec does have mild anti-cholinergic effect, I would prefer that you consider Allegra (fexofenadine).
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Safe: It's safe but bear in mind that it will have a drying effect on mucus production.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Kao
Dr. Neil Kao answered
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Cetirizine is also marketed with pseudoefedrine, which can be a stimulant in some people. Avoid zyrtec-d.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Levo is more pure: Zyrtec contains both levocetirizine and an inactive mirror-image counterpart. Thus mg for mg , levocetirizine is more potent.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,new med may be a: cause. You may be allergic. Stop new med and talk to your Dr.(stop med after talking to Dr.)
A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
More zyrtec (cetirizine) for nose: zyrtec (cetirizine) can be taken safely more than the package states . It can cause some drowsiness in about 13% of people; that's why the low dose o ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Xolair now approved: Xolair (omalizumab) is now approved for chronic hives. It has been used for many years for allergic asthma. While it is expensive, there are program ... Read More
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