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Is it safe to take 2 10mg zyrtec (cetirizine) a day?

Is it safe to take 2  10mg zyrtec (cetirizine) 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

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Dr. John Chiu
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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?

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

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Is it safe to take two zyrtec (cetirizine) a day, one in the morning and one at night?

Is it safe to take two zyrtec (cetirizine) a day, one in the morning and one at night?

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

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Is it safe to take Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec the same day?

Is it safe to take Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec the same day?

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

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Is it safe to take Claritin d Zyrtec and Flonase in the same day?

Is it safe to take Claritin d Zyrtec and Flonase in the same day?

Yes, but: Why zyrtec if you already took claritin d ? If you feel symptoms aren't controlled you need to revisit your doctor, all the best ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it safe to take Flonase Zyrtec Claritin and sudafed PE in the same day?

Is it safe to take Flonase Zyrtec Claritin and sudafed PE in the same day?

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

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Is it dangerous to take two zyrtec (cetirizine) in one day?

Is it dangerous to take two zyrtec (cetirizine) in one day?

No: There are people that are prescribed zyrtec (cetirizine) up to four times a day for various conditions. It should be no problem to take zyrtec (cetirizine) twice a day as long as it does not make you too sleepy when you need to drive or work. ...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