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what kind of allergy medicine is safe for a five year old? is zyrtec (cetirizine) ok?

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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.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See MD: Before any medications are taken one should always discuss with their physician first.
Answered on Apr 30, 2016
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna commented
57 years experience Family Medicine
Over the couter allergy meds that include,claritin,and zyrtec are quite safe if you give 5 year old in the recommended dose.Thats the reason FDA has approved these to be sold over the counter for children as old as 5 years old
Apr 19, 2012

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