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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Different patients do better with different meds. if Zyrtec does not help, try Allegra or Claritin (loratadine).
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shulan
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Usually no: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is rated by the food and drug admistration as category b in pregnancy. Animal reproductive studies have not demonstrated a risk. T ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If needed they may be taken everyday. Atarax (hydroxyzine) has been used for over 60 years and other than drowsiness & constipation is quite safe. Whe ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suresh Anand
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Zyrtec (cetirizine) dose: The usual dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10mgm daily. In some patients, especially with hives and itching, we use 10mgm twice daily. Zyrtec is now mu ... Read More
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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Antihistamine: Both brompheniramine and cetirizine are antihistamines. Taking both medications is like taking a double dose- however not an overdose. Increased slee ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
18 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Zyrtec (cetirizine): Zyrtec is pretty powerful , it's generic is cetirizine. Allegra (fexofenadine) is comparable to it also.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Tolerance develops: A tolerance to zyrtec may have developed. Switching to Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) for a while may help. Once those stop working going back to ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: They don't interact, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, if you are in doubt, use two methods of birth control, as ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is ok. The usual dose for a 5 year old is 5ml (5 milligrams) of the liquid zyrtec (cetirizine) or one chewable 5 mg tablet.
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