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

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...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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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?

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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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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more