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Can you tell me what can cetirizine dihydrochloride do?

Can you tell me what can cetirizine dihydrochloride do?

Antihistamine: Cetirizine is marketed as zyrtec (cetirizine) and is a new generation antihistamine. It is approved for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergies (hay fever) as well as hives (urticaria). It is well tolerated by most patients and is available without a prescription. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

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What is the difference between loratadine and cetirizine dihydrochloride? Is one better?

What is the difference between loratadine and cetirizine dihydrochloride? Is one better?

Cetirizine FTW: Most allergists would recommend cetirizine. It is more effective at controlling symptoms than loratidine. Cetirizine does make 10-15% of people sleepy, however. ...Read more

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M58, yesterday I started losartan 25mg bed time. After two hours my lips swelled mildly. I took cetirizine dihydrochloride 1tab. Have I done right thng?

M58, yesterday I started losartan 25mg bed time. After two hours my lips swelled mildly. I took cetirizine dihydrochloride 1tab. Have I done right thng?

Allergic Reaction: Stop taking the Losartan! This reaction may be a form of angioedema, seen with ACE-inhibitors and less often with angiotensin receptor blocker medications like Losartan. Cetirizine may help however if you have any worsening symptoms, go to the emergency room. Also, be sure to inform your doctor of this reaction to the medication. ...Read more

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Can I take chlorpheniramine maleate and cetirizine dihydrochloride (Piriton) at the same time?

Can I take chlorpheniramine maleate and cetirizine dihydrochloride (Piriton) at the same time?

Yes: They are both antihistamines but the chlorpheniramine is a broad spectrum sedating one and cetirizine is a narrow non-sedating one. They are meant to do the same thing but depends on why you are taking it. ...Read more

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M58, 10mg Norvasc (amlodipine) gives head ache, dizziness, palpitation so may I take 5mg Norvasc (amlodipine) with cetirizine dihydrochloride, this keeps my BP low. What u say?

M58, 10mg Norvasc (amlodipine) gives head ache, dizziness, palpitation so may I take 5mg Norvasc (amlodipine) with cetirizine dihydrochloride, this keeps my BP low. What u say?

OK: Many people who tolerate 5 mg of Norvasc (amlodipine) have side effects on 10 mg. If the cetirizine works for you, that's a good solution, but understand: cetirizine doesn't usually lower BP. An alternative solution if your BP is not well controlled is to take 5 mg of Norvasc (amlodipine) and add an ACE-inhibitor which is good for your diabetes too - like lisinopril. In the US, lisinopril is much less expensive than Norvc ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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Zyrtec (Definition)

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