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How often can I take reactine extra strength allergy pill?

How often can I take reactine extra strength allergy pill?

Once a day: I believe you are referring to one of the generic Cetirizine products. There are so many names for this medication depending on the store where you purchased it. Cetirizine is a once a day medication. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I'm 16 years old and deal with severe seasonal allergies. Can I take extra strength reactine before I go to bed daily? The box says every 24 hours.

I'm 16 years old and deal with severe seasonal allergies. Can I take extra strength reactine before I go to bed daily? The box says every 24 hours.

Yes, you can: But be consistent and take the medicine regularly to experience a difference, read the labels carefully though, visit your doctor who may refer you to an allergist for evaluation of your allergies, best wishes ...Read more

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I'm currently living in Paraguay and I take Zyrtec and Flonase everyday for allergies. This week I added a pill with Sudafed and Claritin in it to clear up extra sinus trouble from a cold, but now I'm having stomachaches and trouble sleeping. Is the pseud

I'm currently living in Paraguay and I take Zyrtec and Flonase everyday for allergies. This week I added a pill with Sudafed and Claritin in it to clear up extra sinus trouble from a cold, but now I'm having stomachaches and trouble sleeping. Is the pseud

Pseudoephe: Insomnia is a common side effect from pseudoephedrine and I have not recommended it use for at least a decade. Be sure to aim the Flonase towards the sides of the nose and not in the center and see if this works better. If not, time to see a doctor to see if you may have a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Is it harmful or bad to take a Reactine allergy pill daily for an extended period of times?

Is it harmful or bad to take a Reactine allergy pill daily for an extended period of times?

No: Some are on it for months, but if you need it that badly, you'd better be followed by your doctor, ENT specialist or an allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

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

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

Yes: If needed they may be taken everyday. Atarax (hydroxyzine) has been used for over 60 years and other than drowsiness & constipation is quite safe. When you take Hydroxyzine it is coverted to Cetirizine in your body. So people have been taking zyrtec (cetirizine) safely for 60 years. ...Read more

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Can I take an extra seasonal allergy medicine if one dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) a day is not helping enough?

Can I take an extra seasonal allergy medicine if one dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) a day is not helping enough?

Not advised: You should not take an extra dose of any once a day medication. In this case see your allergist or primary doctor to decide what medication (s) you can take, in addition to or instead of what you are taking now. ...Read more

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My allergy pill doesn't seem to be working. I took two 10 mg zyrtec (cetirizine) this morning and I am still sneezing. Should I change my meds?

Allergies: Maybe it isn't allergies...Or maybe it is. Otc allergy pills are not terribly effective. See an allergist for testing and start with salt water washes twice daily. Nasal sprays (prescription not otc) are much more effective. ...Read more

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I had a reaction to my allergy shot and was administered an epinephrine shot and a zyrtec (cetirizine) pill. Is it still safe to breastfeed my baby tonight?

I had a reaction to my allergy shot and was administered an epinephrine shot and a zyrtec (cetirizine) pill. Is it still safe to breastfeed my baby tonight?

Breast feeding OK: How long ago was your reaction? If you don't feel sleepy from the zyrtec (cetirizine) or your heart isn't beating rapidly from the Adrenalin you can breast feed your baby tonight. To be on the absolute safe side you can wait until tomorrow morning. ...Read more

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Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, clarinex. Other allergy pill options? Year-round, persistant allergies. Wet in ears, post-nasal drip (sore throat).

Zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra, clarinex. Other allergy pill options? Year-round, persistant allergies. Wet in ears, post-nasal drip (sore throat).

Before you go: Looking for another allergy medication, I would keep the one that works best for you and take it diligently everyday with a steroid nasal spray twice daily for a month to see a big difference with just burst of meds here and there and only when you feel like it. If you have already done this, then it is time to see your doctor, possibly referral to allergist or ENT depends on what the problem is. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take zyrtec-d with much next allergy?

Is it ok to take zyrtec-d with much next allergy?

Yes it is ok for?: What is your question. If the question is that can you take zyrtecd for allergy. The answer is yes. ...Read more

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What allergy meds can I take while taking zyrtec (cetirizine)?

What allergy meds can I take while taking zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Allergy: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine, so you would be safe taking an inhaled steroid like fluticasone. You can also use a decongestant like sudafed. If you have itchy eyes there are also prescription eye drops that can help and are safe to take while on an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Severe allergies, is it ok to take 2 zyrtec (cetirizine) a day?

Severe allergies, is it ok to take 2 zyrtec (cetirizine) a day?

Allergy meds: Hello. Allergy medication like zyrtec (cetirizine) helps with the symptoms of allergy. The dose for an adult is 10 mg for zyrtec (cetirizine). If you take two on the same day, an increase in dryness as well as sedation will likely occur. There are other medications to help with your allergies. Instead of taking these two medications, see your doctor for other options. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the 24hr reactine allergy medicine every 12hrs if it's not working once a day?

Antihistamine: I suppose allergy medications you mention above are otc second generation antihistamine. If that's the case, you can take it twice a day. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the ...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