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How Long Can I Take Zyrtec
Is it safe to take zyrtec (cetirizine) most days of the year or is there a chance for long term problems with taking it too much? I try to avoid taking medicines.
Zyrtec (cetirizine) : Zyrtec is a safe anti-histamine with a relatively good tract record in long term users. But note that all medications have side effects. However, some are willing to take a small and smart risk for a better quality of life. Discuss nasal antihistamines & other non-systemic treatments with your doctor. With immunotherapy, an immunologist may be able to help avert your need for medications. ...Read more
I have bad allerigies sometimes. Cetirizine stopped working so i take zyrtec (cetirizine) d. I heard u cnt take decongestants too long. Wat are longterm treatments?
If i take zertec for a long period 10mo then switch to Claritin (loratadine) can my sinuses become dependent on zyrtec and over produce mucus w/o zyrtec in system?
Unlikely: While the "good" effect of zyrtec (cetirizine) will be gone in several days, there is no known problem of "rebound" or worsening symptoms when stopping oral antihistamines. More likely, is the continued exposure to the allergens. Here is where an allergist will be able to assist. ...Read more
Fluid in middle ear, doc gave antivert, zyrtec, nasacort, (triamcinolone) how long take to dry up fluid in ear? Repeat bouts, can you stop it from happening again?
Keep nose open: Fluid in the middle ears is usually from obstruction of the eustachean tube opening. If you have had repeated bouts , it may be worthwhile for you to consult an allergist to find out why. ...Read more
I'm a breastfeeding mom and have a head cold. My son takes formula as well. Wanting to take zyrtec (cetirizine) d or dayquil. How long should I wait to nurse again?
Nursing: Okay to nurse while taking most over the counter medicines. ...Read more
EKG showed QT/QTc of 408/462. Is this number too high? I take Prozac and Zyrtec daily. Could that cause a prolonged qt and is it safe to take?
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