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A 35-year-old female asked:

gave my 7 yr old 10 mg zyrtec (cetirizine) on accident will she be okay?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terry Brenneman
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Yes: You don't need to do anything. That dose is non toxic. The national poison control number is 800-222-1222. The call is free and the advice is good for any accidental ingestion. Someone is there 24/7.
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Yes: 10mg should cause no problems, in fact that is an appropriate dose for children greater than 6 years old, but do not exceed 10mg in a day.

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Last updated Jun 11, 2014

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