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What are cetirizine tablet side effects?

What are cetirizine tablet side effects?

Generic for Zyrtec (cetirizine): The most common side effects of Cetirizine are sedation and dry mouth. Children typically tolerate the sedative effects better than adults but parents have reported changes in personality and mood amongst my patient population under the age of 7 years. Overall Cetirizine is a very effective once a day antihistamine in the class of 2nd generation antihistamines. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

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My brother took too many zyrtec (cetirizine) tablets.Side effects?

My brother took too many zyrtec (cetirizine) tablets.Side effects?

Drowsiness: Most likely will be drowsy. There can be respiratory suppression, at which point he would need to been evaluated in an emergency center. However, call poison control in your area to see if they have any other suggestions. Otherwise effects will wear off over time. ...Read more

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How common is urinary retention from chronic use of zyrtec (cetirizine)? Any other side effects? I was prescribed to take it everyday but doc never mentioned this

How common is urinary retention from chronic use of zyrtec (cetirizine)? Any other side effects? I was prescribed to take it everyday but doc never mentioned this

Not common: Any antihistaminic can cause urine retention, but it's a rare side effect, other side effects such as dry mouth, somnolence r more common, usually common side effects r written on the patient info leaflet dispensed with drugs, or on boxes for over-the-counter meds. ...Read more

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Any bad side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Any bad side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Sleepiness: 10% of the patients will experience sleepiness.Best time to take it is at bedtime to cut down this side effect. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

What are the side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Minimal side effects: The side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine) are minimal compared to old antihistamines. Very small incidences of headache, sleepiness, abdominal pain, dry mouth, and nose bleeds have been reported. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zyrtec, (cetirizine) if any?

What are the side effects of zyrtec, (cetirizine) if any?

Sleepiness: The major side-effect of zyrtec (cetirizine) is sedation - sleepiness, fatigue, and slowed reaction time. This occurs in 1 out of 10 or 1 out of 12 users. Compare to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1 of 3 users or clariting 1 in 50 users. Also occasionally reported are stomachache, headache, diarrhea, constipation & dry mouth & throat. In older men zyrtec can sometimes cause difficulty with urination. ...Read more

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Hi. what could be the side effects if a person consumes 30mg of cetirizine per day without any consultation or with no need to take ?? of age 15 yrs ?

Hi. what could be the side effects if a person consumes 30mg of cetirizine per day without any consultation or with no need to take ?? of age 15 yrs ?

Depends: It depends on why cetirzine is being taken for. Having said that this is a relatively safe drug . Whether an allergy consult is needed or not depends on the disease conditions themselves. ...Read more

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1 of my friend started taking daily 20 mg of cetirizine without any requirement . she is of 15 yrs.what are the possible side effects if she continues?

1 of my friend started taking daily 20 mg of cetirizine without any requirement . she is of 15 yrs.what are the possible side effects if she continues?

Usual dose: is 10mg/day. This medication is safe when used in recommended dose and duration. Side effects of excessive usage are dry mouth, weakness, difficulty urinating, etc, available in product insert. It should not be taken at this dose indefinitely. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of effects of anti allergics (zyrtec)?

Long term side effects of effects of anti allergics (zyrtec)?

None: There have been no reported long-term side effects from use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in a trial involving toddlers and children with eczema, who were treated with zyrtec (cetirizine) for for years daily, and then there was an extension out to six years of total treatment. ...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