A 32-year-old female asked:
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can you take a zyrtec (cetirizine) and take a nyquil cold 5 hours later?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: but better hold the next dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) while on the nyquil until you are done with the cold episode,
Answered on Apr 11, 2020
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