A 48-year-old member asked:
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can zyrtec (cetirizine) be taken with uc.?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
15 years experience General Practice
Clarify?: What is uc? Is it a med? Otherwise zyrtec (cetirizine) is an anti-histamines proven to be generally safe which is why it is approved as an otc.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
By UC: I am assuming you mean ulcerative colitis. If so, zyrtec (cetirizine) is safe to use when the directions are followed properly but best to discuss with your GI doctor who is managing your colitis meds and treatment.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Jonah Essers
18 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: There are no problems with using zyrtec (cetirizine) with UC
Answered on Jul 23, 2014

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Not for this: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is not used for uc. There are other meds for that. You should see your gastroenterologist for treatment, management, and monitorin ... Read More
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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
38 years experience Family Medicine
No need to worry: Zyrtec (cetirizine) does not cause any exacerbation of your symptoms.
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Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not recommended: These are both antihistamines and i'd not recommend using them at the same time because their effects could be potentiated/stronger than normal. The ... Read More
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Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Antihistamine: Both of them are antihistamines, so there is no added benefit to combine them. It would be preferable to take one or the other. The 'd' refers to a de ... Read More

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