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Cetirizine Allergy In Children
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
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
Im needing to know if there will be a reaction or overdose from take dimetapp multi symptoms for kids with brompheniramine and Cetirizine Allergy?
It is possible: Generally these class of OTC remedies are discourage by the acdemy of pediatrics. With the multisymptom cough remedies your child will be getting medications that may not be necessary with the risk of abnormal dosing. Supportive therapy can help with some symptoms. If no improvement a consult with the pediatrician is recommended for specific therapy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually no: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is rated by the food and drug admistration as category b in pregnancy. Animal reproductive studies have not demonstrated a risk. There have not been well controlled human studies in pregnancy to prove safety in humans ( very few medications have been proven safe in controlled studies in pregnancy as few such studies are ever done). Avoid zyrtec (cetirizine) d in the first trimester. ...Read more
Can I give my 1-year old son children's Zyrtec? He seems to be battling seasonal allergies. If so, what's the recommended dosage?
No. : Zyrtec not the good medicine for one year old child. This maybe not the allergy at all. Most likely this is teething syndrome and swelling gums and nasal mucosa because of this. Use nasal washing with normal saline 2 times a day and camomile tea for gums 4-5 times a day. Follow with pediatrician for other medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can i increase the dose or try something differ t?
Do not increase : A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and i would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more
Pick one: While both zyrtec (cetirizine) and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for treatment of allergies in children, it is rarely necessary to use both at the same time. In my experience, Claritin works for many and zyrtec works for most patients. While there is little harm to combining these, it doesn't add to the effectiveness. ...Read more
My 10 mon daughter was given 1.5 ml of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) doe severe allergies. Since then she has had fevers on & off . She weighs 21 lbs.
Allergic rhinitis: The fevers are probably not due to the medication. With her bad nasal allergies she may developed ear infection, because children of your daughters age cannot blow their noses properly, and the mucus backs up through the eustachian tube into the middle ear to cause infection. Have her evaluated for possible ear infection. ...Read more
I think my 2 yr old has allergies. I bought childrens zyrtec (cetirizine) but im afraid of side effects. Is it more common for insomnia?
Not really: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is able to cross into the brain and effect the thinking process.Most kids or adults are actually sedated by its actions, which is why they advise giving it in the evening. A percentage of folks will have the opposite effect, probably 1/20, which could interfere with sleep.The response is unique to each & consistent.You can try it once and see if the kid gets hyper.If not it should work fine ...Read more
Zyrtec (cetirizine): Zyrtec (cetirizine) has more anti-allergy or anti-inflamatory effects than clariten (loratidine) and is often better for most allergic symptoms. It does cause drowsiness in some patients. Antihistamines work best when taken at bedtime if you are taking them on a daily basis - as in a pollen allergy or allergy to a pet that lives in your house. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Decongestants: Most allergy medicines contain antihistamines, decongestants or a combination of the two. Antihistamines help runny, watery or itchy nose or eyes. Decongestants help congestion and stuffiness. Allegra, claritine and zyrtec are pure antihistamines. Allegra d, Claritin (loratadine) d and zyrtec d contain pseudo Ephedrine ( sudafed).). 'd' stands for decongestant. At night it can keep you awake. ...Read more
OTC cold meds: Most over the counter cough and cold preparations in the children's section are FDA approved for children aged 2 years and older. Guaifenesin is generally regarded as safe as long as not combined with other medications such as decongestants or cough suppressants. These medications do not treat the illness, they mask the symptoms to promote comfort and rest. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is fine for 6 months + ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I take Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and zyrtec at night..Allergies are just that bad..
Please help! after 3 benadryls (diphenhydramine) and 2 zyrtec, still no relief from allergies. Please help?
Antihistamines + ?: Bendrly (diphenhydramine) and zyrtec (cetirizine) are both antihistamines and only serve to block histamine. During an allergic reactions, there are many other chemical mediators of inflammation that trigger symptoms. An allergist can assist in finding the right combination of medications for relief. When it comes to antihistamines, more is not necessarily better. ...Read more
In suffering pretty bad from allergies right now. Should I switch from Claritin (loratadine) to Zyrtec tomorrow?
Yes : Yes, you should! Zyrtec in my clinical experience works better, the trade off is that it's a little more sedating than Claritin. If sleepiness is a problem, then take the Zyrtec at night before bed. Hope this helps! You may need a nasal spray if this doesn't do the trick. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any risks associated with taking 20 mg of Cetirizine nearly every day? It helps with my allergy and for my anxiety too.
No: It is safe to take dailyGet a more detailed answer ›
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