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How often can I take reactine extra strength allergy pill?

How often can I take reactine extra strength allergy pill?

Generic Zyrtec: Reactine is a generic form of zyrtec. It is dosed once every 24 hours unless your doctor recommends higher doses for specific conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...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.
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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 allergy pills every day?

Is it ok to take zyrtec 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 a day is not helping enough?

Can I take an extra seasonal allergy medicine if one dose of zyrtec 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 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

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is an over the counter antihistamine medication used to treat itching, hives ...Read more


Dr. Brian Bezack
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Cetirizine (Definition)

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