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what is zyrtec (cetirizine) used for?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Allergy: It's an allergy medication. It can treat running nose, sneezing, itchy watery eyes, itchy nose/throat...
Answered on Oct 19, 2019
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergies and hives: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a new generation antihistamine that is FDA approved for relieving the symptoms of :: Seasonal Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) from pollen in patients over 2 years old Perennial allergic rhinitis: year round allergies in patients over 6 months old Chronic Urticaria (hives) in those over 6 months old It has been shown to prevent itching and decrease size of mosquito bites!
Answered on Jan 12, 2019
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Dr. Naveed Mughal
34 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Interaction : Although generally believed not to cause drowsiness, it is best to use with caution especially when taking it with other medications that are known to cause drowsiness because side effects can add up
Answered on May 10, 2018

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Dr. David Astrachan
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Yes: No problem with interactions.
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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Sure: Doses of up to 20 mg of zyrtec (cetirizine) per day for the treatment of urticaria, have been well studied to be safe.
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Dr. James Ferguson
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Unlikely: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a long acting antihistamine and as such works to block allergic responses (by blocking the histamines they trigger).Your system ... Read More
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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Allergies: The generic name for zyrtec is cetirizine.
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