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I accidentally took an expired (18 months ago!) Zyrtec pill. Should I take the correct (unexpired) one nowbad well or should I wait 24 hours?
Wait: Medication can lose it's effectiveness past expiration date, but I would not expect it to not be effective at all; especially if only 18 months expired. It will not be harmful at all that you took an expired zyrtec. It will probably still be almost as effective as it was prior to expiration, so I would just wait and take a new one at your normal time the next day. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Maybe: You should not do this without the supervision of a doctor. ...Read more
What happens if my friend takes 2 zyrtec (cetirizine) pills (each 10 mg) and 1 enalapril pill (10 mg)?
Zyrtec (cetirizine) works best for me but also is very sedating for the next 24 hrs. Can i split the pill and take a lower dose (5 mg) or even 2.5 mg children's dose? Would those doses be less sedating?
Possibly but...: Decreasing the dose may also decrease the sedative effects. But it will presumably also decrease the main effects as well. Consider trying other medications, and also ensure that you are not taking zyrtec (cetirizine)-d which is more sedating that zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
My nose is extremely stuffy, i took 3 zyrtec pills and had mucinex (guaifenesin) as well. Did i take too much meds?
Not the right kind: Although even taking 3 Zyrtec pills may be ok (except for some drowsiness perhaps), you are not taking the right pill since antihistamine pills do not decongest the nose. You will likely have better luck with a nasal steroid. Some will find an antihistamine with a decongestant (Zyrtec D?) to be helpful but I usually try to avoid oral decongestants because of the side effects. ...Read more