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Can you take cetirizine HCl and loratadine at the same time?

You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time. ...Read more

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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I have cetirizine HCl 10mg, is it going to make me sleepy?

I have cetirizine HCl 10mg, is it going to make me sleepy?

Not usually: as it is one of the less sedating antihistamines but it can happen and some people do get sleepy it depends on the person. ...Read more

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My 3yr old's Dr prescribed her to take Montelukast Sod 4MG (chew) & Cetirizine HCL 3MG (syrup), at bedtime. Are these safe for her to take together?

My 3yr old's Dr prescribed her to take Montelukast Sod 4MG (chew) & Cetirizine HCL 3MG (syrup), at bedtime. Are these safe for her to take together?

Yes: Singular (montelukst) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) are safe to take at the same time. Since cetirizine is non-sedating you could have your child take this in the morning and leave the montelukst for bedtime if you'd like to spread them out. ...Read more

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Does cetirizine HCl 10 work to treat itchy ears?

Does cetirizine HCl 10 work to treat itchy ears?

Yes: Oral antihistamines do decrease pruritis (itching) symptoms. Often times, though, higher doses are required for very itchy skin or hives. ...Read more

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Which is better for nasal allergies: levocetirizine or cetirizine hcl?

Which is better for nasal allergies: levocetirizine or cetirizine hcl?

Whichever works: for you would be the best to use, although it treats only one aspect of the disease, nasal itching and runny nose ,won't affect congestion, also during an allergy season you need to take it on regular, not on as needed basis, in the end if you are not controlled you need to see an allergist ...Read more

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I was prescribed Vistaril (hydroxyzine) to take as needed for anxiety. Can I also take Cetirizine HCl with it for my seasonal allergies?

I was prescribed Vistaril (hydroxyzine) to take as needed for anxiety. Can I also take Cetirizine HCl with it for my seasonal allergies?

Not best combo: Can make u drowsy. Likely got prescribed vistaril (hydroxyzine) as it also helps with allergies/itching. Bug there are too many other medications more effective than vistaril (hydroxyzine). I also suggest u see a clinical psychologist or License Clinical Social Worker for the anxiety. Look into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy=CBT. ...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