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What drug can I give my 4 month daughter and cough? I have piriton, zyrtec (cetirizine) and allerief in the house. She weighs 7kg. Give dosage too

What drug can I give my 4 month daughter and cough? I have piriton, zyrtec (cetirizine) and allerief in the house. She weighs 7kg. Give dosage too

See doctor: It is not recommended to give infants and young children cough medicine as the cough is typically protective and the medications can be harmful. If the cough appears to be related to a cold and no difficulties breathing it should start to resolve in 7-10 days. If not getting better or not related to a cold she should be evaluated by her physician. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the ...Read more


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Can u take piriton and cetirizine?

Carefully!: Piriton is a brand name for chlorpheniramine. It is an older antihistamine that can be very sedating. Taking two antihistamines together can cause a lot of dryness. Taking piriton with Cetirizine could cause significant sedation. I would caution using these together. ...Read more

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Can you take cetirizine together with piriton?

Can you take cetirizine together with piriton?

Increased sedation: Piriton is a brand name for chlorphenamine maleate aka Chlorpheniramine Maleate a classical antihistamine whose major adverse effect is drowsiness & prolonged reaction time. Other side-effects include constipation & in older men, urinary retention. Cetirizine (zyrtec) has the same side-effect profile. The combination will enhance these adverse effects. Take only with a physician's supervision. ...Read more

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Can I take chlorpheniramine maleate and cetirizine dihydrochloride (Piriton) at the same time?

Can I take chlorpheniramine maleate and cetirizine dihydrochloride (Piriton) at the same time?

Yes: They are both antihistamines but the chlorpheniramine is a broad spectrum sedating one and cetirizine is a narrow non-sedating one. They are meant to do the same thing but depends on why you are taking it. ...Read more

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I got 2 piritons. I have menssure now. Is it ok?

I got 2 piritons. I have menssure now. Is it ok?

Yes, if I. .: Understand your question correctly. Piriton seems to be a brand of anti-histamine (chlorphenamine) available overseas but not typically available in US. If your question is, "Is it ok to take chlorphenamine during menses/menstruation? " the answer is yes. It should probably be avoided in pregnancy or in those with asthma or liver disease. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Zyrtec vs cetirizine?

Zyrtec vs cetirizine?

Same and different: Both one and same thing antihitamine once a day pill generic vs no generic, both over the counter. Should be taken at night as it can make you sleepy. Try not to take every day every pill has side effects. ...Read more

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What is zyrtec (cetirizine) used for?

What is zyrtec (cetirizine) used for?

Allergies and hives: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a new generation antihistamine that is FDA approved for relieving the symptoms of ::
Seasonal Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) from pollen in patients over 2 years old
Perennial allergic rhinitis: year round allergies in patients over 6 months old
Chronic Urticaria (hives) in those over 6 months old
It has been shown to prevent itching and decrease size of mosquito bites! ...Read more

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What are the ingredients of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

What are the ingredients of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Cetirizine (active): The active ingredient does the work. Pills may also contain preservatives, food dyes, stabilizers, and a coating. ...Read more

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Does piriton help with asthma?

Does piriton help with asthma?

No it will not: Piritone or chlorphenamine has no beneficial effect on bronchial asthma
it is a first generation antihistamine not a med for asthma. ...Read more

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Does zyrtec (cetirizine) make ppl drunk?

Does zyrtec (cetirizine) make ppl drunk?

Usually no: Zyrtec, (cetirizine) a second generation antihistaminic is generally non sedating, few patints though get sedated, some with continuous use the sedative effect wears off. ...Read more

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Could piriton (chlorphenamine) be fatal?

Could piriton (chlorphenamine) be fatal?

Please rephrase: Your question, don't exceed the recommended dose, if in doubt, see your doctor ...Read more

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Can zyrtec (cetirizine) be taken with uc.?

Can zyrtec (cetirizine) be taken with uc.?

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. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin and Zyrtec together?

Can you take Claritin and Zyrtec together?

NO: They are both antihistamines and would not be useful or safe taken together!

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Xyzal (levocetirizine) the same as zyrtec?

Xyzal (levocetirizine) the same as zyrtec?

Close: Xyzal (levocetirizine) (levo-cetirizine) is the r-isomer, of zyrtec (cetirizine). Medications are usually a combination of r + s (called racemic). Typically only the r side contributes to the clinically meaningful action of the drug. So, the companies have been able to separate the active r side from the inactive s- side. This means it may be as or more effective at half the dose. ...Read more

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Any bad side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Any bad side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Sleepiness: 10% of the patients will experience sleepiness.Best time to take it is at bedtime to cut down this side effect. ...Read more

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Can I take a Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec?

Can I take a Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec?

Yes but: You should not take them unless you checked with a doctor and it all depends what you are trying to treat. They work the same, so adding one may not give you the results you are seeking. ...Read more

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Are allergra and zyrtec (cetirizine) the same?

Are allergra and zyrtec (cetirizine) the same?

Both antihistamines: Allegra (fexofenadine) and zyrtec (cetirizine) are both new generation antihistamines affecting h1 receptor. They are different compounds but essentially work the same way. They are both approved for allergic rhinitis and hives. Both come in various forms for treatment of children and adults. Time of onset for clinical relief of symptoms is about the same. ...Read more

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Does zyrtec (cetirizine) affect bloid pressure?

Does zyrtec (cetirizine) affect bloid pressure?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) an BP: Hello. Plain zyrtec (cetirizine) will have little affect on blood pressure. Zyrtec (cetirizine) d however could cause hypertension, increased heart rate, sleep disturbance and urinary incontinance in older men. ...Read more

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Can benedryl be taken with zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Can benedryl be taken with zyrtec (cetirizine)?

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 biggest side effects to expect from either drug is drowsiness. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can piriton (chlorphenamine) be fatal?

Help plz! Can piriton (chlorphenamine) be fatal?

Need very high dose: Chlorpheniramine is a very safe medication, sold over the counter for years. It can be sedating and has some other side effects. However, you would need a very large dose or mixing it with large volumes of alcohol to cause severe side effects. ...Read more

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Is having melatonin and zyrtec (cetirizine) okay?

Is having melatonin and zyrtec (cetirizine) okay?

Melatonin/Zyrtec: Hello, you can use both medications together. Remember that both these medications can be sedating so use them before sleep. ...Read more

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Can zyrtec (cetirizine) be taken with claritan d?

Can zyrtec (cetirizine) be taken with claritan d?

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 decongestant that is combined with the antihistamine. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

What are the side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Minimal side effects: The side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine) are minimal compared to old antihistamines. Very small incidences of headache, sleepiness, abdominal pain, dry mouth, and nose bleeds have been reported. ...Read more

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Can I take both zyrtec amd claritin (loratadine)?

Can I take both zyrtec amd claritin (loratadine)?

You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time. ...Read more

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Does taking zyrtec (cetirizine) d make you drowsy?

Does taking zyrtec (cetirizine) d make you drowsy?

No: Zyrtec (cetirizine) d typically does not make one drowsy, but it can. With the "d" component, which is pseudophed, most patients get hyper b/c this is a stimulant. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec?

No problem: At higher doses, for allergic rhinitis, you don't get much better effects. For chronic hives, higher doses of antihistamines can sometimes give better results. ...Read more

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Is zyrtec and levocetirizine the same medications?

Is zyrtec and levocetirizine the same medications?

Levo is more pure: Zyrtec contains both levocetirizine and an inactive mirror-image counterpart. Thus mg for mg, levocetirizine is more potent. ...Read more

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Is loratadine less severe than zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Is loratadine less severe than zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Loratadine is weaker: When loradine (claritin) was studied the manufacturer selected the lowest dose that gave a response better than placebo but didn't have more side effects than placebo. This caused it to be a fairly weakly effective med. As it wasn't studied at higher dose I can't speak to safety of higher doses. Personally, I find zyrtec (cetirizine) to be much more effective but may be more sedating. ...Read more

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Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) after taking dayquil?

Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) after taking dayquil?

You CAN but...: Both medications contain antihistamines, which if taken in excess, can cause excess sedation and dryness. Elderly people and young children are at higher risk for having adverse reactions to antihistamines, which can include confusion, instability, etc. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more