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Medicine For Cetirizine Allergy
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
Usually no: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is rated by the food and drug admistration as category b in pregnancy. Animal reproductive studies have not demonstrated a risk. There have not been well controlled human studies in pregnancy to prove safety in humans ( very few medications have been proven safe in controlled studies in pregnancy as few such studies are ever done). Avoid zyrtec (cetirizine) d in the first trimester. ...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
Im needing to know if there will be a reaction or overdose from take dimetapp multi symptoms for kids with brompheniramine and Cetirizine Allergy?
It is possible: Generally these class of OTC remedies are discourage by the acdemy of pediatrics. With the multisymptom cough remedies your child will be getting medications that may not be necessary with the risk of abnormal dosing. Supportive therapy can help with some symptoms. If no improvement a consult with the pediatrician is recommended for specific therapy ...Read more
Yes: Yes, Zyrtec (cetirizine) can become ineffective after a while. Zyrtec (cetirizine) tends to block histamine responses; however, the immune system diversifies with time and sends additional signals to respond to allergy (develops an adaptive response with IgE antibodies, B cells, T cells, etc). Once this occurs, antihistamines only block a subset of the allergic immune response. ...Read more
See MD: Before any medications are taken one should always discuss with their physician first. ...Read more
Will Cetirizine HCI 10mg make you test positive on a drug screen? Taking the med nightly for allergies
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'm pregnant and normally i would take zyrtec (cetirizine) for my allergies, is this a medicine i can still take while pregnant?
I have heavy seasonal allergies. What is a good combination of drugs to take? Im on zyrtec (cetirizine) and zetonna and they are helping, but it is still bad.
Immunotherapy: Allergy shots will work much sooner than that. We hope we achieve a "cure" in 3-5 years but symptomatic relief should begin within a few months. We do not start grass allergy patients on shots during the grass season at our practice. ...Read more
I took a generic allergy medicine at 11am this morning containing loratadine but it has not helped. Could I take a Zyrtec (cetirizine) now or should I just wait?
I read on the internet that it is often more effective to alternate days taking zyrtec and allegra, (fexofenadine) than just one drug alone. Is that true? -allergies
Maybe, but...: I have not heard of anyone benefiting from alternating days. More like alternating weeks or months on the meds. Wouldn't hurt to try, i guess. ...Read more
I have taken every over-the-counter drug possible. (zyrtec, clariton, etc.) is there a way to get rid of these allergies?
Sure there is!: Once medications no longer control your allergies, it is time to see a board certified allergist. You can get tested and see if you are a candidate for allergen desensitization. These provide you with long term relief from your allergies and minimize your dependence on medications. Find one in your local area at acaai.Org or aaaai.Org. ...Read more
Can I give my 4 year old melatonin and allergy medicine ( zyrtec (cetirizine) ) in the same day? If yes what would be the proper dose of melatonin?
Yes, but why??: There are no bad interactions between zyrtec (cetirizine) and melatonin. They are safe to use together. The bigger question is why daily melatonin. I imagine it has to do with poor sleep initiation patterns, but without knowing more, i would talk to his pediatrician about its use. A usual safe dose for a 4 y/o is 3 or 5 mg at bedtime, but as important is bedtime routine, decreased stimulation, etc. ...Read more
Can i give my 15 year old a fever reducer and cetirizine, and also her singular allergy medicine?
Meds: Yes you may give all the meds together. ...Read more
I take the antihistamine cetirizine but a allergies have turned into a bit of a cold.. Can i take a medicine that has phenylephrine and acetamenophin.
Best over-counter allergy medicine for dog/cat allergies. I don't know what the difference is between zyrtec, (cetirizine) clariton or alegra d. Thanks!
Best allergy med: Hello, all the medications you mentioned are otc antihistamines. Each one works in allergy and some people prefer one over the other.The Allegra (fexofenadine) d that you referred to has an added decongestant that may be helpful. Review these medications with your doctor or pharmacist to see which is best for you. ...Read more
Is it ok to take zyrtec (cetirizine) (antihistamine for allergies) and dayquil (cold/flu medicine) together?
Depends: If you are taking plain zyrtec (cetirizine) (antihistamine only) you can take dayquil, but you should not take nyquil which also contains an antihistamine. Zyrtec (cetirizine) d contains a decongestant and antihistamine so it should not be mixed with other meds such as dayquil. It is always important to read the ingredient labels of any over the counter medicines as many medicine contain the same or similar ingredients. ...Read more
What's a good cough medicine for my 4 year old? She has bad allergies but the zyrtec (cetirizine) isn't helping. She also ran a low fever.
Her cough : Is more than likely from her postnatal drainage . If she does have a stuffy nose and chest congestion ( noisy breathing , wet cough or a rattle in her chest ), you can give her Mucinex (guaifenesin) 1/2 teaspoon twice daily for 2-3 days and see if it helps. Take her in, if her condition gets worst, start wheezing , fever going up and not eating or drinking or if you are concerned! ...Read more
Can you take more than one 24 hour allergy medicine a day? Like Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra. Could you also do that in addition to a nasal Spary like
Yes: For non-sedating AH, you can take up to 4x a day. ...Read more
Don't over do it: Yes, as long as you follow the label and prescription directions. ...Read more
Probably not: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a very commonly utilized anti-allergic medication that has had extensive usage in both the U.S. And foreign markets. It's most common side effect is drowsiness. If you are congested and are taking zyrtec, (cetirizine) the ringing maybe coming from fluid buildup in your middle ear. If its not better by the week-end. You need to get it looked at. ...Read more
Zyrtec (cetirizine): Zyrtec (cetirizine) has more anti-allergy or anti-inflamatory effects than clariten (loratidine) and is often better for most allergic symptoms. It does cause drowsiness in some patients. Antihistamines work best when taken at bedtime if you are taking them on a daily basis - as in a pollen allergy or allergy to a pet that lives in your house. ...Read more
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