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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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Can a 7year old boy diagnosed with Allergies take singular and Zyrtec simultaneously?

Can a 7year old boy diagnosed with Allergies take singular and Zyrtec simultaneously?

Yes: They act on different parts of the allergy symptom pattern & do not interfere with each other. ...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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I have allergies and asthma. Will reactine help with asthma. I take 10mg but sometimes I think it will help more so I take 20mg. Is it useful?

I have allergies and asthma. Will reactine help with asthma. I take 10mg but sometimes I think it will help more so I take 20mg. Is it useful?

Maybe for allergies: Cetirizine (the generic name) is an antihistamine, and these meds are very good and controlling symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, or an itchy nose. In most cases, 10 mg will be enough to help these symptoms, but in certain cases your doctor may recommend higher doses. Antihistamines do not treat the inflammation that causes asthma. Talk with your doctor about your symptoms and medication regimen. ...Read more

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Can I take ZYRTEC Allergy (exp 01/2017)?

Likely ok: Efficacy may be reduced, but most likely not significantly. Use non-expired medications when possible. ...Read more

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What can I do if my allergies are really working on me, can I take two zyrtec (cetirizine) when one doesn't work?

Allergies: Doubling your antihistamine may not be answer to treat your bad allergies, you should consult an allergist to manage your allergies better, you may need a different type of medication, such as a nasal spray if you are congested. ...Read more

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My allergies are suddenly awful. I take 10 mg zyrtec (cetirizine) once a day, can I take 2 a day until the worst is over?

Yes but...: You can. But you should keep in mind that you are increasing the chances of having side effects like drowsiness, dryness, thirst, and confusion (see package insert). I would rather have you try other options like intranasal steroids and antihistamines. ...Read more

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I generally take one zyrtec (cetirizine) daily and it helps my allergies, lately they are really bad. It is ok to take zyrtec (cetirizine) 2x day for a week to calm them?

Probably.: Shouldn't be a problem as long as its regular Zyrtec (DO NOT attempt with Zyrtec-D) and you don't have any history of severe reactions with antihistamine. Also, another strategy might be to try an intranasal steroid (Flonase, Nasonex, (mometasone) etc) with a single Zyrtec to see if that helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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I take zyrtec (cetirizine) everyday for allergies. When my allergies get bad (even with the zyrtec (cetirizine)), is there something I can take in addition? Another zyrtec (cetirizine)?

I take zyrtec (cetirizine) everyday for allergies. When my allergies get bad (even with the zyrtec (cetirizine)), is there something I can take in addition? Another zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Allergy treatment: Prescription nasal sprays can offer significant relief. People with persistent allergies often benefit from a visit to the allergist. Allergen immunotherapy can offer long term relief. ...Read more

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Should I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec for a cat allergy?

Depends: If you only have eye itching, runny nose, or sneezing, either may help but can make you groggy (especially with Benadryl). However if you have asthma or nasal congestion, you are out of luck. If the cat allergy is severe, nothing will work well with continuing exposure and allergy shots may be your best bet. ...Read more

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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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What other allergy medicine can you take at the same time as zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Multiple: Zyrtec is an oral antihistamine for allergies. Many people will also use a nasal spray to help with runny nose, nasal itching, and congestion at the same time. The other oral medication that is often given at the same time is singulair (montelukast). ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and zyrtec at night. Allergies are just that bad..

Can I take Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and zyrtec at night. Allergies are just that bad..

Should be OK: I have also found that seasonal allergies can benefit from a sinus rinse using a Neilmed (for example), a little teapot like container with saltwater. If you take the antihistamine in the am and pm I do not think they have to be the same brand. ...Read more

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Allergy testing on Friday. I usually take 5mg zyrtec every night. Can I take it tonight? Then not take tomorrow until testing is done.

Allergy testing on Friday. I usually take 5mg zyrtec every night. Can I take it tonight? Then not take tomorrow until testing is done.

No: Should be at least 3 - 5 days off any antihistamines, and the like medicines, even nasal or eye drops. Use saline nasal washes and OTC steroid nasal sprays if you have nasal problem, till done with the testing, good luck ...Read more

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I have seasonal allergies. Took a Zyrtec (cetirizine) today but it's not working. Can I take a second one? Is there something else I can take too?

I have seasonal allergies. Took a Zyrtec (cetirizine) today but it's not working. Can I take a second one? Is there something else I can take too?

Nasal steroid: 30 yo male with seasonal allergies on zyrtec. Best med for seasonal allergies is nasal steroid spray (Flonase, Nasacort, (triamcinolone) Rhinocort are OTC). Must use consistently (every day) and properly (point outwards towards the ear) for it to work. Avoidance of allergens is also important - remove clothing and shower immediately when coming inside home. See allergist and find out what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Hello I'm taking zyrtec (cetirizine) D because my horrible allergy but I have gastritis and I have pain so I want to know if I can take and omeprazol?

Hello I'm taking zyrtec (cetirizine) D because my horrible allergy but I have gastritis and I have pain so I want to know if I can take and omeprazol?

Okay to take: It's okay to take Omeprazole and zyrtec D together. I would recommend not to take zyrtec D for more than a week at a time. The Decongestant component may cause rebound nasal congestion if taking for longer than one week. You may try regular zyrtec for allergy symptoms and without the risk of rebound congestion. ...Read more

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I'm not taking zyrtec (cetirizine) for my ulcerative colitis. Will zyrtec (cetirizine) upset my colitis. I take the zyrtec (cetirizine) for my allergies.?

I'm not taking zyrtec (cetirizine) for my ulcerative colitis. Will zyrtec (cetirizine) upset my colitis. I take the zyrtec (cetirizine) for my allergies.?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): And other oral antihistamines have not been reported to be an issue in persons with ulcerative colitis generally and should be well-tolerated. You may also switch to a topical nasal steroid if you do not want to take an oral medication. ...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