A 17-year-old male asked:
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can i take regular 24 hr zyrtec (cetirizine) for my allergies? does it cause and cardiac effect? is it safe for heart patients?

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Dr. David Shulan
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The plain zyrtec (cetirizine) should be safe but avoid zyrtec (cetirizine) d. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness in some people.
Answered on Oct 30, 2012
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Ok to take. Would stay away from zyrtec-d however.
Answered on Oct 11, 2012
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Both : Both should be the same. However ask your pharmacist who knows your medication history to tell you which you should use, if either.

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