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Im not taking zyrtec (cetirizine) for my ulcerative colitis. will zyrtec (cetirizine) upset my colitis. i take the zyrtec (cetirizine) for my allergies.?

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No need to worry: Zyrtec (cetirizine) does not cause any exacerbation of your symptoms.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Zyrtec (cetirizine): And other oral antihistamines have not been reported to be an issue in persons with ulcerative colitis generally and should be well-tolerated. You may also switch to a topical nasal steroid if you do not want to take an oral medication.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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