A 36-year-old member asked:
what is zyrtec (cetirizine) used for?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Quang Nguyen answered
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
Dr. Michael Zacharisen answered
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
Dr. Naveed Mughal answered
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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