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Benedryll Verses Reactine
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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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
Will gradual increases in dosages of reactine (zyrtec) eventually cause rebound congestion? Thanks.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer