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Are There Any Long Term Effects To Taking Zyrtec Everyday
Zyrtec (cetirizine) effects: Antihistamines in general are some of the safest medications to use long-term.That said, one should never use a medication longer than necessary, and it is wise to switch products periodically no matter what the medication class, in case you are having side effects but don't realize it.I have seen occasional patients develop what seem to be "rebound hives" after long-term use of antihistamines. ...Read more
What are the long term effects of being on nasonex (mometasone) and allergy meds (switch between different ones... Zyrtec, allegra, claratin) it's been many years?
Not to worry : There are no significant reported long term adverse effects of nasal steroids in studies. Direct , local effects are more common like irritation in the nose, crustiness, nosebleeds. You just take a short break from the rx for these. There are no major reported concerns about long term use of antihistamines.- zyrtec, claritin, allegra, etc. ...Read more
Are there any side effects to taking Zyrtec, (cetirizine) lysozyme, kaloba long term in children 2-4 years old?
Is it safe to take zyrtec (cetirizine) most days of the year or is there a chance for long term problems with taking it too much? I try to avoid taking medicines.
Zyrtec (cetirizine) : Zyrtec is a safe anti-histamine with a relatively good tract record in long term users. But note that all medications have side effects. However, some are willing to take a small and smart risk for a better quality of life. Discuss nasal antihistamines & other non-systemic treatments with your doctor. With immunotherapy, an immunologist may be able to help avert your need for medications. ...Read more
Headache is getting worse. I have been on claritin, (loratadine) flonaz, and zyrtec but nothing seems to help long-term. Any suggestions?
Evaluation: I would recommend that you confirm with your provider if allergies are the reason for your headache. You have used allergy medications to treat your headache and apparently have not had benefit. I think it may be likely that your headache is not allergy related at this point. ...Read more
Long term use of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) vs zyrtec. Which one works best with the least chance of becoming tolerant or non responsive ? Should i alternate
Stop: If any medications causes side effects it is probably best to not use that medication again. Most times there are other choices. ...Read more
How long can a 3 year old use zyrtec (cetirizine) for? Is it safe to use it for few months or longer? Any side effects to look out for?
How long does Zyrtec 10mg stay in system? And how long should should I wait before taking a Xanax (alprazolam)? HAlf of 0.25mg.
Zyrtec and Xanax (alprazolam):
1. No waiting is needed. No drug interactions. It is good idea to take Xanax (alprazolam) 1 hour before bed time.
2. Zyrtec is an antihistamine medication. The average elimination half-life is 8 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 8*6/24= 2 days. The Zyrtec will stay in your system for about 2 days. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Zyrtec (cetirizine): May take 3-5 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
What should I do if I have taken zyrtec (cetirizine) for four days now in a row, how long til it gets out of my system?
Can one become addicted or dependant upon zyrtec (cetirizine)? Can zyrtec (cetirizine) lose its efficacy with prolonged use? Thanks!
Is severe itch a common side effect of discontinuing zyrtec (cetirizine)? If so, how long will it last and what can I do to cope?
Can one become addicted to or dependant upon zrytec? Can zyrtec (cetirizine) lose its efficacy with prolonged use, if so please provide an alternative. Thanks!
My body acts weird. Everytime I use Zyrtec (cetirizine) drops I get very little drowsy only on the first dose. My tolerance goes away if I stop it for long. Why?
Expected: That's true with most sedating antihistamines. One does get used to the drowsiness after a couple of weeks. Whether this is due to a faster breakdown of the drug by the liver or reconditioning of the brain- no one knows However it is believed that some impairment in performance does happen when measured by performance tools even though you may not be feeling it. ...Read more
How long do you have to be off Zyrtec (cetirizine) in order to do allergy testing. I'm only taking 5mg ?
Ditropan (oxybutynin) had me itching last day taking it was thursday i'm still itching how long until its out my system for itching to stop took allergy med zyrtec?
Nasal stuffy w/green mucus, pressure Product cough clear mucus Fever x3d now 99-100 x6d of sxs how long ok to wait, Taking zyrtec/mucinex is that ok?
Sinus infection?: You likely have a sinus infection . See doctor ...Read more
I took Zyrtec last night to help w/itch &redness of poison ivy, but haven't seen much difference. Should I have by now or does it usually take longer?
Lo has a persistent day and night cough,after having a cold 12 days ago.Zyrtec (cetirizine) helps calm cough, could it be allergies?How long can cough linger?
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