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Cetirizine And Drowsiness
Is there such thing as Zyrtec (cetirizine) NON drowsy? Pharmacist is saying there is. I can't find it.
Zyrtec (cetirizine) makes me very drowsy. Is this common and are there non-drowsy antihistamines that provide as effective allergy relief? Thanks
Yes: This is a common side effect of Zyrtec, but it is different for everyone. If Zyrtec makes you drowsy, you could try the other 2 common anti-histamines instead - Allegra or Claritin (loratadine). Some people have been drowsy with these medicines as well, but others have not. Best wishes. ...Read more
You can: Loratadine & Cetirizine are both in a class of medications known as non-drowsy long acting anti-histamines. Although they are in the same class, I still have patients that experience drowsiness (usually more from cetirizine); however, I would try it because everyone responds differently to the same medications. Take it before bed so if drowsy you can go to sleep anyway. ...Read more
My body acts weird. Everytime I use Zyrtec (cetirizine) drops I get very little drowsy only on the first dose. My tolerance goes away if I stop it for long. Why?
Expected: That's true with most sedating antihistamines. One does get used to the drowsiness after a couple of weeks. Whether this is due to a faster breakdown of the drug by the liver or reconditioning of the brain- no one knows However it is believed that some impairment in performance does happen when measured by performance tools even though you may not be feeling it. ...Read more
What are some anti-histamine medications that do not cause drowsiness? Having a bad experience with zyrtec (cetirizine).
They say Aerius is non-drowsy but it DOES make me drowsy in an hour while Zyrtec (cetirizine) has no adverse effect on me. Is this even normal?
Normal for you.: Everyone is a little different. While desloratadine does not make most people drowsy it seems to have that effect on you. This may be normal. ...Read more
I am in nursing school and I am taking 75mg of Topamax (topiramate) for chronic migraines and 10mg of Zyrtec and its making me drowsy when I try to study. Is ther?
I am on Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Flonase for severe Hayfever. Neither should cause drowsiness but I feel severely tired&like I almost have to be reminded to breathe?
Hi. My allergies are killing me! Nose won't stop running and I am quite drowsy... been taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) regulary for over a month! Is it okay to take every 12 hours?
Stuffy nose and my OB said it might be due to allergies. I've never had allergies before. 25 weeks pregnant, and was told it was safe to take zyrtec. Will it help for nasal congestion? Is it drowsy?
I think my grand daughter ate a cetrizine what do I do. She is two. It's been about 30 minutes and no sign of drowsiness?
How many you take?:
How many aspirin did you take? But YES, drowsiness can be an uncommon side effect of even low dose aspirin. You should discuss this with your physician since other causes of drowsiness should be checked into which could be unrelated to aspirin therapy. If you'd like to speak about this with me then, write me at:
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No: You might have a thyroid problem. Hypothryoidism can make you feel "slow and drowsy" there are other medical conditions that can make you feel that way too. Find a doctor who will take the time to find the real cause of your problem and not just prescribe drugs for symptoms. ...Read more
Possibly...: Changes in energy level (too high and too low) are characteristic of mood disorders including depression and bipolar. Then again there are many medical reasons for fatigue including anemia, hypothyroidism, and poor diet or sleep hygiene. I would speak with your physician before drawing any conclusions. ...Read more
No (if used alone): Mucinex (guaifenesin) alone is not associated with drowsiness. Common side effects may include headache, dizziness, nausea/vomiting. Be careful when using combination products which may contain antihistamines as these may cause drowsiness. Take with a full glass of water. Do not use for > 7 days. If problem persists /worsen see a doctor. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Allegra (fexofenadine): If you are referring to over-the-counter antihistamines than Allegra (fexofenadine) is considered one of the most non-sedating on the market. Airline pilots can take this medication while flying so it has been proven to be non-sedating. Other non-sedating antihistamines include Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine). ...Read more
Lots of things: There are so many possible processes which could cause either of those symptoms or both related to the same clause that you will have to give us a little more information in order to be helpful. For instance, is this problem sudden in onset or has it been developing? Have you had it for a long time at the same intensity level? Are you a smoker or do you have asthma? Are you anemic? ...Read more
Allergy: Never heard or seen that. However, everything is possible in the field of Medicine. It appears unlikely though. ...Read more