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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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Taking cetirizine and diphenhydramine together?

Taking cetirizine and diphenhydramine together?

Ok not necessary?: Both Cetirizine (zyrtec) and Diphenhydramine (benadryl) are antihistamines. While there is little harm in taking the 2 together (except drowsiness in some people even at usual doses), it should not be necessary. If symptoms are that severe, see an allergist for a better treatment plan. ...Read more

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Cani take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with loratadine?

Probably yes.: Many people report their 'daily' non-sedating antihistamine in the am does not provide relief until next am. So, if no concerns for gu/heart/bp/med-conflict issues, then they often take a 'sedating' antihistamine at night for continued symptom relief and 'bonus' of sleep aid effect. ...Read more

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Does taking zyrtec (cetirizine) d make you drowsy?

Does taking zyrtec (cetirizine) d make you drowsy?

No: Zyrtec (cetirizine) d typically does not make one drowsy, but it can. With the "d" component, which is pseudophed, most patients get hyper b/c this is a stimulant. ...Read more

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Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair  xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Too many: You are taking so many drugs that it is difficult to tell whether drug interaction may occur. Even if you run a profile in Epocrates , it is impossible to tell whether a combination with another drug may lead to interaction. Thus you will require close monitoring by your doctor and be on the lookout for any adverse effects. ...Read more

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Amoxicllin dosage-is 2000mg daily okay?

Amoxicllin dosage-is 2000mg daily okay?

It depends: This seems like a high dose of amoxicillin, but this can be correct depending on what you are taking it for. The prophylactic dose recommended before dental work for someone with an artificial heart valve is 2000mg x 1 dose prior to procedure. This larger dose can also be used for h. Pylori infections in combination with Flagyl or clindamycin. Check with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Terrible hives&hot flashes.Rx'd 10mg zyrtec daily&often take benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime.Safe 2gether?What about 20mg zyrtec w benadryl (diphenhydramine)?What else wrks 4 hives

Terrible hives&hot flashes.Rx'd 10mg zyrtec daily&often take benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime.Safe 2gether?What about 20mg zyrtec w benadryl (diphenhydramine)?What else wrks 4 hives

Avoid combination: Both Zyrtec & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are antihistamines and as such, should not be taken together in same 24hr period due to potential interactions (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=896-1617,569-286). Maximum dose of Zyrtec is 10mg daily so best to avoid exceeding that amount. Check out goo.gl/2dmzkm, goo.gl/v31okZ & http://goo.gl/uYTfTC for more info re chronic urticaria (hives). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sertraline 50 mg tablets, oxycodone/acetaminophen 10/325 mg tablets, and dexamethasone 4 mg tablets together?

Is it safe to take sertraline 50 mg tablets, oxycodone/acetaminophen 10/325 mg tablets, and dexamethasone 4 mg tablets together?

Risk: Every medication has risk. Nobody can guarantee that you won't have side effect or be injured by any medication you take. If your doctor prescribes these medications for you after knowing your condition, then that means he/she feels the possible benefit outweighs the risk. You have to decide whether you agree with your doctor or not. ...Read more

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Is taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with codeine safe?

Is taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with codeine safe?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & Codeine: Hello. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and codeine taken together could make you sleepy so please make sure that you are not driving, operating equipment, or involved in any activities which require your cognition to be 100% on point! Are you taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to counteract itching from codeine? If so, you may need to talk to your provider about trying something different. ...Read more

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Is taking pamelor nortriptyline (generic name) 10 mg at bedtime effective?

Is taking pamelor nortriptyline (generic name) 10 mg at bedtime effective?

Pamelor (nortriptyline): At that low dose, not effective for depression, although other conditions ncan be helped, such as neurogenic pain and sleep. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 10 mg zyrtec (cetirizine) allergy every day?

Is it ok to take 10 mg zyrtec (cetirizine) allergy every day?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) dose: The usual dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10mgm daily. In some patients, especially with hives and itching, we use 10mgm twice daily. Zyrtec is now much less expensive as the generic preparations are available. ...Read more

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Allegra (fexofenadine) D and Levocetrizine taken together, safe ?

Allegra (fexofenadine) D and Levocetrizine taken together, safe ?

Bit much: its a fair amount of antihistamine taken at the same time since they both do the same thing trick with allergy meds is to take them between 4 and 6 pm and the d is sedated which would keep you awake anyway ...Read more

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