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Which is best avil or cetirizine

A male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
One is an: antihistamine, the other is NSAID.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Drowsiness: The most common side effect is sleepiness. It could also cause your heart to beat more slowly than it normally does. This is called bradycardia.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Depends: All 3 of the mentioned new generation antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra, (fexofenadine) clarinex) are effective for treating allergic rhinitis and hives... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
bedtime: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is sedating, it is best to take it at bedtime.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Individualized: When i take zyrtec (cetirizine), (cetirizine) i feel sleepy. Thus, i take my zyrtec (cetirizine) at night time so it will not interrupt my daily activ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Evening: Even though zyrtec (cetirizine) is a non-sedating antihistamine, some patients can still experience drowsiness or a groggy feeling. Therefore, until y... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Cetirizine: Cetirizine or zyrtec (cetirizine) can sedate some people, so i usually suggest taking it at night at first. The sedation only affects 13% of folks, th... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: But at your age it probably won't work very well either!
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Cetirizine: Cetirizine is likely the best but there may be individual differences.
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