A 1-year-old female asked:
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i think my 2 yr old has allergies. i bought childrens zyrtec (cetirizine) but im afraid of side effects. is it more common for insomnia?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is able to cross into the brain and effect the thinking process.Most kids or adults are actually sedated by its actions, which is why they advise giving it in the evening. A percentage of folks will have the opposite effect, probably 1/20, which could interfere with sleep.The response is unique to each & consistent.You can try it once and see if the kid gets hyper.If not it should work fine
Answered on Apr 23, 2016

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