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is it safe to take 2 10mg zyrtec a day

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience Family Medicine
Sedation: That dose of zyrtec is going to be very sedating. This defeats the purpose of taking zyrtec instead of benadryl (diphenhydramine). That level of sed ... Read More
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended: The maximum daily dose recommended for zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10mg. Higher than this dose may cause serious side effects such as liver damage, seizure ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Other options: If by allergic reaction you are referring to allergic rhinitis (hay fever) then you might want to think about adding additional meds to regimen to hel ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience Family Medicine
Sedation: That dose of zyrtec is going to be very sedating. This defeats the purpose of taking zyrtec instead of benadryl (diphenhydramine). That level of sed ... Read More
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Maximum 10mg: The maximum dosage for Cetirizine is 10 mg daily. Cetirizine is available in 5 and 10 mg tablets. Therefore, a 5mg morning dose followed by a 5mg dose ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergy meds: Hello. Allergy medication like zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) help with the symptoms of allergy. The dose for an adult is 10 mg for Claritin (lorata ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but: Why zyrtec if you already took claritin d ? If you feel symptoms aren't controlled you need to revisit your doctor, all the best
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely ok: You should always exercise caution when taking medications like sleeping pills, sedatives, and muscle relaxants like Muscadol with first-generation an ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: As long as you only take the recommended doses. If you do need all these medications to control your allergies, you should consider consulting an all ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Norvell
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: There are people that are prescribed zyrtec (cetirizine) up to four times a day for various conditions. It should be no problem to take zyrtec (cetir ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Recommended dosing is 10 mg daily, this can be adjusted up with the guidance of al allergist, make sure you discuss this when you make an appointment ... Read More

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