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How does zyrtec (cetirizine) (reactine) 10 mg work?

How does zyrtec (cetirizine) (reactine) 10 mg work?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) = Cetirizine: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a long action, non-sedating antihistamine. It works well for many people. It functions by blocking histamine release from cells, thereby stopping allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

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Can i take 10 mg zyrtec (cetirizine) after 12 hours?

Can i take 10 mg zyrtec (cetirizine) after 12 hours?

Not advised: Zytrtec is fda approved for only once a day dosing. See an allergist for additional symptom relief. ...Read more

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Can I cut Zyrtec (cetirizine) 10 mg 24HR pills in half ?

Can I cut Zyrtec (cetirizine) 10 mg 24HR pills in half ?

Try other forms: It should not be a problem, although you can purchase Zytec in 5mg tablets or use Zyrtec (cetirizine) liquid 1 teaspoon to get to the same 5mg dose. ...Read more

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Take 5mg zyrtec (cetirizine) in morning and 10 mg same night?

10 mgms.sufficient: 10 mgms. Is the 24 hour dose....15 mgms. Is above the recommended dosage. ...Read more

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How can I know if i accedently took 2 of my zyrtec (cetirizine) 10 mg, could this hurt me?

How can I know if i accedently took 2 of my zyrtec (cetirizine) 10 mg, could this hurt me?

Likely nothing: Doses of up to 20 mg of zyrtec (cetirizine) per day for the treatment of urticaria, have been well studied to be safe. ...Read more

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Can i break original 10 mg of Zyrtec?

Can i break original 10 mg of Zyrtec?

Zyrtec can be split : Zyrtec is not a sustained release type pill. Therefore you can cut it in half and not harm the effect. It is however an odd shape and may be challenging. ...Read more

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My Zyrtec says it expired 2/10 is it still good?

No: That is far beyond the expiration date. Throw it out. ...Read more

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Zyrtec-d (10 mg) makes it hard for me to sleep. Is it okay to cut one in half?

Zyrtec-d (10 mg) makes it hard for me to sleep. Is it okay to cut one in half?

Nope.: It's not scored because it is a sustained-release product. "Do not crush, chew or break". Just take cetirizine alone and supplement with a low-dose decongestant if needed during the day (pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine) if you feel stuffed up. ...Read more

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I took 10 mg. Zyrtec (cetirizine) about 7 hours ago and wonder if I can take a dose of NyQuil before going to bed.

YES: however the use of both products should not exceed the doses you are using and you may have increased sedation. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take two (10 MG) Zyrtec per day? It immensely improves my breathing, but I don't want any bad side effects. Thank you.

Is it OK to take two (10 MG) Zyrtec per day? It immensely improves my breathing, but I don't want any bad side effects. Thank you.

Too much. : Despite the fact that it helps your breathing, that dose of Zyrtec is technically too much per day. You will need to find a medication that is as effective as the higher (unacceptable) dose of Zyrtec. ...Read more

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) is only effective for 10 hours for me. Is there any other medication I can take at night to help my allrrgies along with zyrtec (cetirizine) in the morning?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) is only effective for 10 hours for me. Is there any other medication I can take at night to help my allrrgies along with zyrtec (cetirizine) in the morning?

More zyrtec (cetirizine) for nose: zyrtec (cetirizine) can be taken safely more than the package states . It can cause some drowsiness in about 13% of people; that's why the low dose of ten mg is recommended . The simplest answer to your problem is to simply take another zyrtec (cetirizine) at night, if your morning dose doesn't last all day . ...Read more

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Zyrtec vs cetirizine?

Zyrtec vs cetirizine?

Same and different: Both one and same thing antihitamine once a day pill generic vs no generic, both over the counter. Should be taken at night as it can make you sleepy. Try not to take every day every pill has side effects. ...Read more

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How to open package zyrtec-d?

How to open package zyrtec-d?

Carefully: Open it very carefully according to the instructions on the box. Otherwise, return to pharmacy and ask them to show you how to open the package. ...Read more

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What is zyrtec (cetirizine) used for?

What is zyrtec (cetirizine) used for?

Allergies and hives: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a new generation antihistamine that is FDA approved for relieving the symptoms of ::
Seasonal Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) from pollen in patients over 2 years old
Perennial allergic rhinitis: year round allergies in patients over 6 months old
Chronic Urticaria (hives) in those over 6 months old
It has been shown to prevent itching and decrease size of mosquito bites! ...Read more

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Can i take cetirizine with suphedrine pe?

Can i take cetirizine with suphedrine pe?

Yes: Suphedrine pe contains the decongestant phenylephrine to decrease nasal congestion. It is fine to use phenylephrine with Cetirizine but avoid combining with zyrtec d (already had a decongestant). Monitor blood pressure while on decongestants if a person has hypertension. ...Read more

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How long for zyrtec (cetirizine) to work?

About 1 hour: The onset of action for zyrtec (cetirizine) to clinically improve symptoms is about 1 hour.
The reference is listed here:
http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11770694. ...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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Please describe the medication: cetirizine?

Please describe the medication: cetirizine?

Antihistamine : Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the brand name zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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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 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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Is zyrtec (cetirizine) safe for everyday use?

Yes with caution: If zyrtec (cetirizine) is needed every day to control symptoms for more than a week or two , a patient needs evaluation as possibly there is a chronic allergic disorder that needs more study, may be another medication needs to be prescribed, some patients are taking zyretc or other antihistamines for extended periods under medical supervision. ...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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I had 33 zyrtec (cetirizine) is that dangerous?

I had 33 zyrtec (cetirizine) is that dangerous?

Overdose: As with any medication, it is possible to overdose on zyrtec (cetirizine). While symptoms will vary, based on certain factors, reported symptoms include restlessness, irritability, and drowsiness. If you believe you have taken a zyrtec overdose, please contact poison control or go to the nearest emergency department. Treatment may involve pumping the stomach or treating any symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Zyrtec (Definition)

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