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Is It Safe To Take 2 10mg Zyrtec A Day
Not recommended: The maximum daily dose recommended for zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10mg. Higher than this dose may cause serious side effects such as liver damage, seizures or low blood pressure. However, in certain situations higher than recommended dose may be warranted under physician supervision. The risks/benefits must be carefully weighed. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 2 10mg Zyrtec (cetirizine) a day in the case that my allergic reaction is worsening as the 1st dose is wearing off? Otherwise, what would be my best option?
Other options: If by allergic reaction you are referring to allergic rhinitis (hay fever) then you might want to think about adding additional meds to regimen to help control symptoms better. Nasal saline rinses, steroid nasal sprays, and various other OTC preparations can help alleviate allergies in conjunction with Zyrtec. See an allergist for further testing to determine sensitivities. ...Read more
Sedation: That dose of zyrtec is going to be very sedating. This defeats the purpose of taking zyrtec instead of benadryl (diphenhydramine). That level of sedation will make you a drowsy --> dangerous driver. Have you tried Loratadine or allegra? Do you use Flonase or something like it? Do you regularly flush your nose with a saline/ baking soda solution? ...Read more
Allergy meds: Hello. Allergy medication like zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) help with the symptoms of allergy. The dose for an adult is 10 mg for Claritin (loratadine) and 10 mg for zyrtec. If you take both 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
I was prescribed Muscadol for a muscle spasm. Is it safe to take with Zyrtec (cetirizine)? I can't be off Zyrtec (cetirizine) for more than a day. Thanks
Likely ok: You should always exercise caution when taking medications like sleeping pills, sedatives, and muscle relaxants like Muscadol with first-generation antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Second-generation antihistamines, like Zyrtec, (cetirizine) are non-sedating and are less likely to interact with these types of medications but you should still proceed carefully. ...Read more
Yes: As long as you only take the recommended doses. If you do need all these medications to control your allergies, you should consider consulting an allergist. ...Read more
Is it OK to take two (10 MG) Zyrtec per day? It immensely improves my breathing, but I don't want any bad side effects. Thank you.
I usually take 2 xyzal/day but can't get it refilled anymore. Also, my allergies have started breaking through on it. Should I take two zyrtec (cetirizine)?
Dosing: Only take the recommended dose of medications until you discuss medications with your dr. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have been taking Zyrtec right in the morning since two days. It has removed sneezing etc, but I feel sleepy and lethargic during day. When to take?
I have to take daily Zyrtec (cetirizine) (10mg). Liver-wise, is it safe to have one glass of wine on a day when I take this med? Or do I need to avoid any alcohol?
My doctor wants me to take humulin with novolin twice a day plus zyrtec (cetirizine) becsuse im allergic to insulin and sulfa. Is this safe?
Your doctor: Has determined that the benefits of this treatment outweighs its risks. Every medication has side-effects, and every medical treatment has risk. It is best to follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
I take zyrtec for skin allergies. Is it safe to take 2 Zyrtec, or 1 zyrtec, 1 Claritin (loratadine) @ night? I get no relief with 1 zyrtec.
Zyrtec (cetirizine): antihistamine OTC. The maximum recommended dose of Zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10mg per day. The interesting fact that studies have been shown that there is no advantage between 10 mg to the 20 mg dose of Zyrtec (cetirizine). Talk to your dermatologist for more information. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Took 1/2 zyrtec (cetirizine) 5 hours ago. Is it safe to take 1/2 dose nyquil liquigels (1 capsule)?
Is it safe to take zyrtec (cetirizine) most days of the year or is there a chance for long term problems with taking it too much? I try to avoid taking medicines.
Zyrtec (cetirizine): Zyrtec is a safe anti-histamine with a relatively good tract record in long term users. But note that all medications have side effects. However, some are willing to take a small and smart risk for a better quality of life. Discuss nasal antihistamines & other non-systemic treatments with your doctor. With immunotherapy, an immunologist may be able to help avert your need for medications. ...Read more
Zyrtec (cetirizine) and centrum: Hello, it is ok to take these two medications together. ...Read more
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Allergy meds: Hello. Allergy medication like zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine) help with the symptoms of allergy. The dose for an adult is 180 mg for Allegra (fexofenadine) and 10 mg for zyrtec. If you take both 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
Yes: There should be no problem taking both. ...Read more
Usually yes, but why: Taking the two together though usually does not offer much in the way of additional benefit for nasal allergies. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no problems with that combination. ...Read more
Not a good choice: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a short acting antihistamine. Zyrtec is a long acting antihistamine. You may overdose if taking both at the same time or taking both in the same day. Consider a better allergy medication if zyrtec is not working well or if you have been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) longer than 5 days. ...Read more
It depends: You should always check with your physician who knows you and what other drugs you are on, but generally, it is ok to take both zyrtec, (cetirizine) a moderate antihistamine, with alprazolam, or xanax, a short acting anti-anxiety drug. You may have more of a dry mouth with both, and the xanax may be a little more powerful or stay in your system a little longer if taken with some meds, or especially alcohol. ...Read more
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