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How Often Can I Take Reactine Extra Strength Allergy Pill
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
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 take 10mg of Cetirizine Hydrochloride (Extra Strength Reactine) once daily for bad allergies, year round. Do antihistamines inhibit iron absorption?
No: It has no effect on absorption of nutrients. ...Read more
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
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
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
Can u take zyrtec (cetirizine) and quick trim extreme burn? Looking for a good diet pill but I take zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies
I have had a runny and stopped up nose since Tuesday I've tried cvs allergy pills then switched to 24hr Zyrtec, (cetirizine) is there anything else I can take?
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
I am currently taking Mirvala-21 and am wondering if my allergy pills Pms-Cetirizine will reduce the effectiveness of my BC pills?
No: Am not aware of such interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Zyrtec (cetirizine) works best for my allergy symptoms, but full 10 mg pill makes me pretty groggy for next 24 hrs. Is it safe to split zyrtec (cetirizine) pill into 5 mg dose?
Yes: You can take it either once or twice a day at the 5mg dose. Just don't go over 10mg max per day. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took my Zyrtec about20 hours ago. I want to take it now so that when I wake up, my allergies will be better. Is that okay?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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