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How many reactine pills can I take at once?

How many reactine pills can I take at once?

1-2, depends on size: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is the U.S. Medication. It may be called reactine in other countries. If using zyrtec (cetirizine) dosing, 5 mg works for kids, and 10mg for teens and adults. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

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Can I take reactine and claritine at the same time?

Can I take reactine and claritine at the same time?

Antihistamines: Best to take one at a time, and see if it's working or not. Doubling up doesn't always lead to better results. ...Read more

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What is the max dose of Reactine extra strength you can take daily? One isnt enough

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What is the max dose of Reactine extra strength you can take daily? One isnt enough

Up to 4x/day: Since you did not provide any info on your condition, the answer can only be a general one. Do note that antihistamine alone does not provide decongesting effect if you have nasal congestion for which a nasal steroid or nasal antihistamine will likely work far better. ...Read more

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Can I take reactine with clenbuterol?

Can I take reactine with clenbuterol?

In theory: Yes, if it is the plain reactine, not a composite drug, as for clenbuterol, it is banned in the US, other drugs can be used for asthma, if you do have, better not use it for performance enhancement or weight loss ...Read more

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Is it safe to take multiple reactine?

Need more info: In need more information to answer this question. Please list what medications you are taking or what medicine this is. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does zyrtec (cetirizine) (reactine) 10 mg work?

How does zyrtec (cetirizine) (reactine) 10 mg work?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) = Cetirizine: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a long action, non-sedating antihistamine. It works well for many people. It functions by blocking histamine release from cells, thereby stopping allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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Took reactine now i feel like fainting. Is this a normal side effect?

Took reactine now i feel like fainting. Is this a normal side effect?

Rare: Although reactine is not considered a sedating antihistamine, an occasional person may get drowsiness from it. Perhaps this may be the way you are feeling I have never heard of anyone fainting from taking it however. ...Read more

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What type of drug is reactine? Antihistammine? Antiinflammatory? Both?

What type of drug is reactine? Antihistammine? Antiinflammatory? Both?

Reactine: This is a brand of Cetirizine known as zyrtec (cetirizine) in the us. It is an antihistamine and is dosed 10mg for adults and 5mg for children, it is sold by itself or with a decongestant. It is used for treating allergies and hives. ...Read more

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Is it safe to double up on reactine, so taking every 12hrs instead of 24hrs?

Is it safe to double up on reactine, so taking every 12hrs instead of 24hrs?

Cetirizine: Reactine is also known as Cetirizine or zyrtec and is a new generation antihistamine. In general, antihistamines are a safe class of medications. Some patients may experience drowsiness or delayed reaction time with increased doses of antihistamines such as cetirizine. Under the supervision of a physician, higher doses of Cetirizine may be tried or other treatments may be necessary. ...Read more

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Will gradual increases in dosages of reactine (zyrtec) eventually cause rebound congestion? Thanks.

Will gradual increases in dosages of reactine (zyrtec) eventually cause rebound congestion? Thanks.

No : Rebound nasal congestion is most commonly seen with topical nasal decongestants such as oxymetazoline as found in afrin nasaly spray. Antihistamines are not associated with rebound symptoms including congestion. ...Read more

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I'm going to a party a friend's house but she has cats which I'm highly allergic too and so I was wondering if it's safe to drink with reactine?

I'm going to a party a friend's house but she has cats which I'm highly allergic too and so I was wondering if it's safe to drink with reactine?

Sedation: Reactine (cetirizine) is a newer generation antihistamine and is less sedating than older generation meds. However, there is still potential for sedation particularly when mixed with alcohol. Some patients are particularly sensitive to the side effects and others are not. Caution is advised and certainly avoid driving. ...Read more

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How often can I take reactine extra strength allergy pill?

How often can I take reactine extra strength allergy pill?

Once a day: I believe you are referring to one of the generic Cetirizine products. There are so many names for this medication depending on the store where you purchased it. Cetirizine is a once a day medication. ...Read more

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Can you take reactine and extra strength Tylenol together?

Can you take reactine and extra strength Tylenol together?

Yes: Drugs.Com drug interaction checker showed no interactions between Reactine (Cetrizine) and Tylenol. See: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=569-0,11-12 ...Read more

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I'm going a party at a friend's but she has cats, and I'm allergic and take reactine. Is it safe to drink? I probably wouldn't drink very much anyway.

I'm going a party at a friend's but she has cats, and I'm allergic and take reactine. Is it safe to drink? I probably wouldn't drink very much anyway.

Cetirizine & alcohol: http://www.drugs.com/food-interactions/cetirizine.html It's always best not to drink alcohol. It is a drug that we do not need in our bodies, and there are better ways to enjoy ourselves ! Drinking along with cetirizine ( Reactine, Zyrtec) may increase the dizziness or sedation the medication can cause . If the medication doesn't usually bother you and you drink only a little, it might be ok. ...Read more

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I took reactine six hours ago can I now take benadryl ?

I took reactine six hours ago can I now take benadryl
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Yes: Antihistamine is safe even with 4x the average daily dose. The major side effects would be dry mouth and drowsiness ( the latter much less common if one uses the non-sedating type). I believe reactine is equivalent to Claritin (loratadine) in the us. Short answer- it is ok. ...Read more

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Does taking reactine allergies med effects the prostate?

Does taking reactine allergies med effects the prostate?

See below: Reactine (or certrizine) and most other anticongestant medications can cause urinary retention (the inability to urinate, sometimes requiring a temporary catheter to drain the bladder). This risk is higher in men who have enlarged prostate. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took reactine while breastfeeding?

What would happen if I took reactine while breastfeeding?

Reactine: You may take reactine while breastfeeding but it could possibly diminish your milk supply ...Read more

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Zyrtec (Definition)

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