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Can I Take Depakote And Zyrtec D
No: Zyrtec (cetirizine) d contains an antihistamine (zyrtec) which helps itching, sneezing and drippy nose and a decongestant (sudafed) which helps stuffiness. Zyrtec (cetirizine) can cause drowsiness in some people. Sudafed can cause stimulation side effects like tremor, nervousness, insomnia, increased pulse rate and increased blood pressure. Zyrtec (cetirizine) d should be used with caution in people with heart disease. ...Read more
Divalproex, is a seizure medicine, the generic name is valporic acid, it has been in the market as an antiseizure medicine for long time, it is a good medicine, helps to control almost all types of common seizures, partial, generalized, absence, myoclonic, atonic, ..Etc.It can be used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric patients. It has adverse effects on the liver, ...Read more
I would recommend that you NOT take these medications together at the same time because doing so will be like taking 5 drugs at the same time. Take the Nyquil Cough before going to bed. If needed, you can take the Zyrtec (cetirizine) D once daily as needed in the morning. Reserve the Nyquil for just before bedtime.
If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, check with your doctor first. ...Read more
Not appropriate use: Zanaflex (tizanidine) is a muscle relaxer (http://www.drugs.com/zanaflex.html) so it's not intended for use in treating sinus headaches. Moreover, use of Zanaflex (tizanidine) w/ZyrtecD (antihistamine w/decongestant) runs risk of drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. You didn't ask but definitely don't recommend concomitant alcohol. http://goo.gl/w30maz ...Read more
Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) and zyrtec d together? Took zyrtrec for my allergies but would like to also take my muscle relaxer.
Better not: If taken together can cause CNS depression and psychomotor impairment, zanaflex (tizanidine) has a short half-life 2.5 hours, so it can stay in your system for 5 hours or longer, zyrtec has a half-life of 9 hours, so it can stay for about 18 hours, drop one untill you talk to your doctor about an alternative, spacing them out, or dose reduction, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple meds ...Read more
Could I take Alka-seltzer and Zyrtec-d at the same time? A doctor said yes...but I have diarrhoea and I was wondering if that be why.
Yes you may: But in general, I do not encourage people to take the decongestant because of its relative ineffectiveness and potential side effects. Neither has anything to do with your diarrhea. ...Read more
I havnt had my voice for 4days, went to the dr on monday, said it was allergies, told me to take zyrtec d and a nasal spray, still no better, coughed?
Call doctor: You may need different medicine. Call your doctor again. ...Read more
I am taking Zyrtec- D and I have a constant headache. I was wondering if it was safe to take ibuprofen or a non-aspirin pain relief?
I am taking regular allegra (fexofenadine) 24 hours along with flonase and eye drops. Not getting much relief....is it safe to also take zyrtec d or sudafed d?
It is safe to take: Sudafed, but not zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) together-only 1 or the other. I would try zyrtec, it is stronger than allegra (fexofenadine). No decongestants if you have high blood pressure. No zyrtec D and sudafed together, as they both contain decongestants. Use zyrtec plain. ...Read more
Zyrtec-D When is the best time I took at 11 am yesterday went to bed at 10 but had me up all night?
Try with: Breakfast. Should be out if your system but bedtime ...Read more
Allegra (fexofenadine) 180 mg: Zyrtec may cause drowsiness. Allegra (fexofenadine) does not cross into the brain and should not cause drowsiness. The "d" component is a decongestant and may cause insomnia, decreased appetite, high blood pressure and in men — urinary difficulties due to prostate issues so I do not prefer the Allegra (fexofenadine)-D products. Visit my website at www.Kleinallergy. Com for more info. ...Read more
I am 18w pregnant. Taking zyrtec-d daily whole pregnancy. Now I read it's not good. Doc told me it was fine. Is my baby ok?!?
Can Zyrtec be used as prophylactic therapy like Claritin (loratadine)? I never respond well to claritin (loratadine). I feel it doesn't prevent much and I wind up on Zyrtec d.
Hello Dr. I just have a question about allergies. I have post nasal drip that started today and I've been sneezing like crazy. I bought Zyrtec-D and?
My wife has been suffering from severe congestion due to allergies for the past week or two. We have tried using Zyrtec D, and separately Benedryl with Sudafed decongestant without relief. Her congestion seems to be at its worst in the evening, and last
Nasal steroid: Nasal steroid will likely be more effective but takes a few days of regular use to get optimal results. If still having problem, consult an allergist. ...Read more
What is the best way to clear ear congestion? Claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec-d, and Neti Pot did not help. I have allergy-like congestion, but can not clear left ear
Maybe steroids: Your eustachian tube may be congested. It might be time to see an ENT for consideration of either nasal steroids or a tapered dose of oral steroids. In the interim you may also consider using afrin nasal spray 2 sprays each nostril twice a day for only three days. Combine this with gently trying to clear your ears by pinching your nose shut gently and blowing against the closed nose. ...Read more
Fluid In middle ear treatment? I have tried Flonase, sudafed, Zyrtec-d and steam bowl but nothing is helping
I took Zyrtec-D almost 12 hours ago thinking it's my allergies, but my nose won't quit & now my throat is scratchy. Can I try theraflu cold & flu now?
Yes: At 12 hours, you would be due for another dose anyway, and it sounds like the Zyrtec-D did not do you any good. Go for a different product (Theraflu sounds like a fine choice). Understand, though, the if there is a decongestant in the product (look at the active ingredients list), it may keep you awake if you're taking it around bedtime. ...Read more
Can I take a 12 hour Alegra D now at 4:30pm when I took a (plain) Zyrtec (cetirizine) (24 hour) at midnight. Will I feel drousey?
Antihistamine doses: Greetings. The dosing of your meds should be ok. We commonly double the dose of antihistamines for better allergy coverage. I wouldn't recommend continued use of these meds in this way but on occasion this will be ok. The decongestant and Zyrtec may counteract each' side effects. You probably won't have the am " hangover " effect. Good luck and consider a steroid nasal spray for continued use. ...Read more
Is it safe to mix hydroxyzine and valium? E.g. 5mg valium in the morning, then hydroxyzine at night? If on it do you still need to take zyrtec 4allerg
Ok: Since you are taking hydroxyzine at night, it is fine as long as you are not working a nightshift since this may make you drowsy. Zyrtec is simply a more pure form of hydroxyzine with less drowsiness effect and thus you may not need to take a Zyrtec for allergy. However, it can be added if necessary. ...Read more
Depakote is the brand name for a medication known as valproic acid. It is most commonly used to treat seizures, though it can also be used as a mood stabilizer in certain psychiatric disorders. It is used to treat multiple seizure types and can be used alone or with other seizure medications if needed. Common side effects include nausea, dizziness, ...Read more
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