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how long can i take zyrtec

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: on the condition, some would take it for years, but if you need it for long, better run it by tour doctor, best wishes

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Zyrtec (cetirizine) use: Zyrtec (cetirizine) can be taken daily indefinitely, there are no long term side effects from accumulated drug.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
About 1 hour: Onset of relief with zyrtec (cetirizine) is about 1 hour.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Effects of Zyrtec (cetirizine): The half-life of Cetirizine (the time it takes for your body to get rid of half of the drug) is about 8 hours. The vast majority should be gone withi ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 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. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Poison oak: See md. Get some prednisone (unless early pregnancy, diabetes, history of gastric ulcer)
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: No problem, there are no known interactions. (also, I personally have been taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) for at least 10 years and prior to that, some ki ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergies: Your best option for long term of your allergies is allergen desensitization, a board certified allergist can help you identify your triggers and dese ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: While the "good" effect of zyrtec (cetirizine) will be gone in several days, there is no known problem of "rebound" or worsening symptoms when stoppin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Nursing: Okay to nurse while taking most over the counter medicines.
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