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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Zyrtec For Allergies While Taking Insulin For Diabetes

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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My doctor wants me to take humulin with novolin twice a day plus zyrtec (cetirizine) becsuse im allergic to insulin and sulfa. Is this safe?

My doctor wants me to take humulin with novolin twice a day  plus zyrtec (cetirizine) becsuse im allergic to insulin and sulfa. Is this safe?

Your doctor: has determined that the benefits of this treatment outweighs its risks. Every medication has side-effects, and every medical treatment has risk. It is best to follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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I was urged not to take zyrtec for allergies since i'm already taking vistaril (hydroxyzine) as needed. What dose vistaril (hydroxyzine) is effective for allergies?

I was urged not to take zyrtec for allergies since i'm already taking vistaril (hydroxyzine) as needed. What dose vistaril (hydroxyzine) is effective for allergies?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine): Vistaril (hydroxyzine) becomes zyrtec after going through the liver but it is less drowsy-producing. The range of dosing on vistaril (hydroxyzine) is huge ranging from 10 mg to 100 mg depending on the individual. ...Read more

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What allergy meds can I take while taking zyrtec (cetirizine)?

What allergy meds can I take while taking zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Allergy: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine, so you would be safe taking an inhaled steroid like fluticasone. You can also use a decongestant like sudafed. If you have itchy eyes there are also prescription eye drops that can help and are safe to take while on an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Hello Im taking zyrtec (cetirizine) D because my horrible allergy but I have gastritis and I have pain so i want to know if i can take and omeprazol?

Hello Im taking zyrtec (cetirizine) D because my horrible allergy but I have gastritis and I have pain so i want to know if i can take and omeprazol?

Okay to take: It's okay to take Omeprazole and zyrtec D together. I would recommend not to take zyrtec D for more than a week at a time. The Decongestant component may cause rebound nasal congestion if taking for longer than one week. You may try regular zyrtec for allergy symptoms and without the risk of rebound congestion. ...Read more

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Can I take ZYRTEC Allergy (exp 01/2017)?

Can I take ZYRTEC Allergy (exp 01/2017)?

Likely ok: efficacy may be reduced, but most likely not significantly. use non-expired medications when possible. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take zyrtec (cetirizine) allergy pills every day?

Is it ok to take zyrtec (cetirizine) allergy pills every day?

Yes: If needed they may be taken everyday. Atarax (hydroxyzine) has been used for over 60 years and other than drowsiness & constipation is quite safe. When you take Hydroxyzine it is coverted to Cetirizine in your body. So people have been taking zyrtec (cetirizine) safely for 60 years. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 10 mg zyrtec (cetirizine) allergy every day?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) dose: The usual dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10mgm daily. In some patients, especially with hives and itching, we use 10mgm twice daily. Zyrtec is now much less expensive as the generic preparations are available. ...Read more

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Severe allergies, is it ok to take 2 zyrtec (cetirizine) a day?

Severe allergies, is it ok to take 2 zyrtec (cetirizine) a day?

Allergy meds: Hello. Allergy medication like zyrtec (cetirizine) helps with the symptoms of allergy. The dose for an adult is 10 mg for zyrtec (cetirizine). If you take two on the same day, an increase in dryness as well as sedation will likely occur. There are other medications to help with your allergies. Instead of taking these two medications, see your doctor for other options. ...Read more

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What other allergy medicine can you take at the same time as zyrtec (cetirizine)?

What other allergy medicine can you take at the same time as zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Multiple: Zyrtec is an oral antihistamine for allergies. Many people will also use a nasal spray to help with runny nose, nasal itching, and congestion at the same time. The other oral medication that is often given at the same time is singulair (montelukast). ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and zyrtec at night..Allergies are just that bad..

Can I take Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and zyrtec at night..Allergies are just that bad..

Should be OK: I have also found that seasonal allergies can benefit from a sinus rinse using a Neilmed (for example), a little teapot like container with saltwater. If you take the antihistamine in the am and pm I do not think they have to be the same brand. ...Read more

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Allergy testing on Friday. I usually take 5mg zyrtec every night. Can I take it tonight? Then not take tomorrow until testing is done.

Allergy testing on Friday. I usually take 5mg zyrtec every night. Can I take it tonight? Then not take tomorrow until testing is done.

No: should be at least 3 - 5 days off any antihistamines, and the like medicines, even nasal or eye drops. Use saline nasal washes and OTC steroid nasal sprays if you have nasal problem, till done with the testing, good luck ...Read more

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I have seasonal allergies. Took a Zyrtec (cetirizine) today but it's not working. Can I take a second one? Is there something else I can take too?

I have seasonal allergies. Took a Zyrtec (cetirizine) today but it's not working. Can I take a second one? Is there something else I can take too?

Nasal steroid: 30 yo male with seasonal allergies on zyrtec. Best med for seasonal allergies is nasal steroid spray (Flonase, Nasacort, (triamcinolone) Rhinocort are OTC). Must use consistently (every day) and properly (point outwards towards the ear) for it to work. Avoidance of allergens is also important - remove clothing and shower immediately when coming inside home. See allergist and find out what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take zyrtec-d with much next allergy?

Is it ok to take zyrtec-d with much next allergy?

Yes it is ok for?: What is your question.If the question is that can you take zyrtecd for allergy.The answer is yes. ...Read more

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What can I do if my allergies are really working on me, can I take two zyrtec (cetirizine) when one doesn't work?

Allergies: Doubling your antihistamine may not be answer to treat your bad allergies, you should consult an allergist to manage your allergies better, you may need a different type of medication, such as a nasal spray if you are congested. ...Read more

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My allergies are suddenly awful. I take 10 mg zyrtec (cetirizine) once a day, can I take 2 a day until the worst is over?

My allergies are suddenly awful.  I take 10 mg zyrtec (cetirizine) once a day, can I take 2 a day until the worst is over?

Yes but... : You can. But you should keep in mind that you are increasing the chances of having side effects like drowsiness, dryness, thirst, and confusion (see package insert). I would rather have you try other options like intranasal steroids and antihistamines. ...Read more

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I generally take one zyrtec (cetirizine) daily and it helps my allergies, lately they are really bad. It is ok to take zyrtec (cetirizine) 2x day for a week to calm them?

Probably.: Shouldn't be a problem as long as its regular Zyrtec (DO NOT attempt with Zyrtec-D) and you don't have any history of severe reactions with antihistamine. Also, another strategy might be to try an intranasal steroid (Flonase, Nasonex, (mometasone) etc) with a single Zyrtec to see if that helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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I take zyrtec (cetirizine) everyday for allergies. When my allergies get bad (even with the zyrtec (cetirizine)), is there something i can take in addition? Another zyrtec (cetirizine)?

I take zyrtec (cetirizine) everyday for allergies. When my allergies get bad (even with the zyrtec (cetirizine)), is there something i can take in addition? Another zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Allergy treatment: Prescription nasal sprays can offer significant relief. People with persistent allergies often benefit from a visit to the allergist. Allergen immunotherapy can offer long term relief. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

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