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Dr. John Chiu
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Cetirizine (Definition)

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


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Is it ok to take mucinex fast max cold & flu NIGHT with Zyrtec (not zyrtec D)?

Is it ok to take mucinex fast max cold & flu NIGHT with Zyrtec (not zyrtec D)?

Better don't: Combine them, as the mucinex combo already contains an antihistaminic, may interact with the zyrtec, you can hold the zyrtec till done with the mucinex and the cold symptoms, wish you well ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and zyrtec?

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and zyrtec?

Possible, but: Zyrtec (cetirizine), is an antihistamine. Mucinex d (guaifenesin and Pseudoephedrine 120mg) is a combination of a medication to loosen secretions and a decongestant. The latter can raise blood pressure, make you jittery, "hyper" and cause heartburn and constipation. If you have high blood pressure, thyroid problem or diabetes, yo should not take it. Don't take it regularly under any circumstances. ...Read more

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Can you take zyrtec and Mucinex (guaifenesin) together?

Yes: Mcinex liquefies mucous, should not be taken with lot of medicines, zyrtec (cetirizine) would dry up mucous, so donot take togather. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) if I took zyrtec already today?

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) if I took zyrtec already today?

Yes: Zyrtec is foee the allergy only will dry your mucosas. By taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) will help loose the secretions. Do not forget to drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Hi I took zyrtec and mucinex (guaifenesin) earlier. Can I take a sudafed as well?

Hi I took zyrtec and mucinex (guaifenesin) earlier. Can I take a sudafed as well?

Yes: Should be fine - consider multi-ingredient cold medicines. But you are wise to ask the question. For example, different over the counter meds contain Tylenol (acetaminophen) and you risk getting too much of the drug by taking combinations. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus-max with zyrtec?

Is it possible for me to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus-max with zyrtec?

Yes: There is no antihistamine such as Zyrtec (cetirizine) in the Mucinex (guaifenesin) Sinus Max medication which contains acetaminophen (Tylenol), a decongestant and guaifensiin which is designed to break up mucus. ...Read more

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My nose is extremely stuffy, I took 3 zyrtec pills and had mucinex (guaifenesin) as well. Did I take too much meds?

My nose is extremely stuffy, I took 3 zyrtec pills and had mucinex (guaifenesin) as well. Did I take too much meds?

Not the right kind: Although even taking 3 Zyrtec pills may be ok (except for some drowsiness perhaps), you are not taking the right pill since antihistamine pills do not decongest the nose. You will likely have better luck with a nasal steroid. Some will find an antihistamine with a decongestant (Zyrtec D?) to be helpful but I usually try to avoid oral decongestants because of the side effects. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a minor cold. Can I give her 2.5ml of children's mucinex cold, and still give her prescribed 5ml of children's zyrtec? She is 33 Lbs

My 2 year old has a minor cold. Can I give her 2.5ml of children's mucinex cold, and still give her prescribed 5ml of children's zyrtec? She is 33 Lbs

Better not: Children's Mucinex cold has more than one formulation, and some contain an antihistamine as zyrtec, you don't want to combine both, besides some ingredients in these formulations may have side effects on your toddler. As for the zyrtec, 2.5 ml (2.5mg) would be enough, saline nasal washes, acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) would be helpful, together with rest and fluids, if any problem, call/ see her MD ...Read more

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Is is ok that I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) d (maximum strength) and zyrtec together?

Is is ok that I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) d (maximum strength) and zyrtec together?

Allergic rhinnitis: Zyrtec is antihistamine which helps decrease your immune response to allergens, Mucinex (guaifenesin) thins mucus and d (the decongestant) reduces swelling in nasal passages. These products should work synergistically to help with allergy symptoms. Saline nasal spray or gentile nasal irrigation may also help. Talk to primary care provider if you would like to learn more treatment options ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) and zyrtec okay during breastfeeding?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) and zyrtec okay during breastfeeding?

Probably Safe: Guafenesin (mucinex) has some evidence of safety during breastfeeding while Cetirizine (zyrtec) has not been studied. Both are typically safe for use in children though so are unlikely to cause any issues. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to give Mucinex (guaifenesin) and zyrtec to my 4 year old?

Is it possible for me to give Mucinex (guaifenesin) and zyrtec to my 4 year old?

POSSIBLE: Mucinex (guaifenesin) or Guaifenesin is an expectorant, given for bad cough, has preparation for kids, e.G children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) mini-melts, given at 4 yr. In "nelson pediatrics textbook" it's use is allowed at 2 yr.
Zyrtec is nonsedating, anti-allergy med. Its use is approved from 6 mo. Both these are available otc.
Make sure not to use many med. In kids, talk to the pediatrician if you think the child is sick. ...Read more

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Cough, chest/nose congestion, tired, blocked ears over a week. Taking zyrtec, mucinex, (guaifenesin) advil. Is it cold, allergies, something else?

Non specific: Not sure what the question really is, but if you are talking about upper respiratory tract or head cold symptoms due to infection versus if they are do to allergies, allergic symptoms tend to occur with exposure to kn own or suspected triggers, would not have fever, or sore throat, infections would be more likely to have fever, sore throat, no clear allergic exposure etc. ...Read more

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I was sick for the last two weeks, sinuses felt packed and I felt drained. Now sinuses are ok but I still have this bad throat soreness like a ball in the back of my throat behind my nose. I've tried a neti pot, mucinex, Zyrtec and Flonase. I don't know w

I was sick for the last two weeks, sinuses felt packed and I felt drained. Now sinuses are ok but I still have this bad throat soreness like a ball in the back of my throat behind my nose. I've tried a neti pot, mucinex, Zyrtec and Flonase. I don't know w

A bit more time..: Not sure whether your main complaint was congestion (inability to breathe through the nose) or facial pain/pressure. I's not uncommon for a true sinusitis to take 3 weeks or even more to clear. Saline nasal rinse is always a good choice but if symptoms persist (or worsen) may be time to see your doctor or an ENT. ...Read more

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How long can you take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) use: Zyrtec (cetirizine) can be taken daily indefinitely, there are no long term side effects from accumulated drug. ...Read more

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How much zyrtec (cetirizine) can you take?

How much zyrtec (cetirizine) can you take?

Follow Directions: The directions for taking zyrtec (cetirizine) are on the bottle. One should not exceed these dosing recommendations. ...Read more

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Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) twice a day?

Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) twice a day?

Yes: It is safe if you need to take it twice daily. Do note that you may get drowsy from it. ...Read more

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Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Yes, but: Be careful when using Virtussin AC as it contains codeine, don't exceed the prescribed dose and don't take it with CNS suppressants or alcohol, best wishes ...Read more

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Can I take more than one zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Can I take more than one zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): The recommended dosage is 10mg once a day. More than that is considered an overdose and would not be recommended. ...Read more

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Can you take zyrtec (cetirizine) twice daily?

Most likely: If you are taking zyrtec (cetirizine) once a day and it does not make you significantly sleepy, you will be fine. A number of conditions are treated with zyrtec (cetirizine) or other antihistamines more than once a day and this is widely accepted. ...Read more

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Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Should be fine.: I can think of no reason why it should be a problem taking Mucinex while also taking Ambien (zolpidem) for insomnia. ...Read more

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Can I take a half a zyrtec (cetirizine) tablet?

Can I take a half a zyrtec (cetirizine) tablet?

Yes: Many people do well with a half-dose of zyrtec, (cetirizine) and the lower dose will decrease the chances of drowsiness. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is also available in a 5mg children's dose, so you don't have to cut the 10mg tablets in half. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Can I take mucinex d and aleve at the same time?

Interactions?: Yes, this is a common combination for treatment of cold symptoms. You might prefer to take with food to minimize nausea, particularly the Aleve. You could also take an hour or so apart if taking all that medicine at once causes nausea.
Feel better soon. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
551 Doctors shared insights

Zyrtec (Definition)

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


Mucinex (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more