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What can I take with zyrtec (cetirizine) medicine?

What can I take with zyrtec (cetirizine) medicine?

Depends: Zyrtec or Cetirizine is a new generation antihistamine for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and hives. It has very few side effects and drug interactions. I suggest avoiding drinking alcohol while taking zyrtec. If zyrtec is not controlling allergies, the nasal steroid sprays are the most effective treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Cetirizine (Definition)

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After taking 5 pills of zyrtec, (cetirizine) would I be overdosed?

After taking 5 pills of zyrtec, (cetirizine) would I be overdosed?

Probably not: I would recommend you not take more than 1 zyrtec (cetirizine) tablet in 24 hours unless directed by a physician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Zyrtec (cetirizine) overdose?

Zyrtec overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Drowsiness is the primary O/D sx. Other possible sxs include dizziness, nausea, & dry mouth. Cardiac arrhythmias/ palpitations, would be more likely to occur withZyrtec-D. REF: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/95094-overdose-signs-zyrtec/ ...Read more

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What is the difference between zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) medicines?

What is the difference between zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) medicines?

Yes: Similarity: in the 2nd generation antihistamine class of drugs. Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are safe in pregnancy. Both can cause dryness and urinary symptoms as a sideffect differences: Claritin (loratadine) does not usually cause drowsiness. Zyrtec typically can. The time it takes to be effective vary as well. As far as effectiveness: depends on person. Zyrtec in some studies have been shown to be faster acting. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take zyrtec (cetirizine) and cold medicine together?

Yes you can: You can take both medications together without any serious side effects providing that you take both at the recommended otc doses. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is there a better medicine than Zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies?

Is there a better medicine than Zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies?

See details: Different patients do better with different meds. If Zyrtec does not help, try Allegra or Claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for zyrtec (cetirizine) overdose?

What is the treatment for zyrtec (cetirizine) overdose?

Observation: The major consequence is sedation so observation in a safe place - in bed at home or in the er - is almost always adequate. Irregular heart beat is extremely rare. If massive overdose is suspected - say a small child swallows 10 or more 10 mg tablets - vomiting may be induced with syrup of ipecac. ...Read more

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Does allergy medicine like Zyrtec lessen the nexplanon?

Does allergy medicine like Zyrtec lessen the nexplanon?

No: They don't interact, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, if you are in doubt, use two methods of birth control, as condoms in addition, good luck ...Read more

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Is zyrtec (cetirizine) more powerful than OTC allergy medicines?

Is zyrtec (cetirizine) more powerful than OTC allergy medicines?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) is OTC: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is otc and is considered a more potent antihistamine than some others. However everyone responds to medication differently. ...Read more

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Can allergy medicine (i.E. Zyrtec) become ineffective after a while?

Can allergy medicine (i.E. Zyrtec) become ineffective after a while?

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

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Are there side effects of mixing the medicine zyrtec (cetirizine) with alcohol?

Are there side effects of mixing the medicine zyrtec (cetirizine) with alcohol?

Possibly: Alcohol causes sedation (sleepiness). Zyrtec (cetirizine) can cause sedation (not in everyone, but in many). Mixing the two can compound the effect - making you extra sedated. Extra sleepy. But then that can translate to greater impairment in judgement. Meaning - not thinking clearly.... ...Read more

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Is there drug interaction between topomax and zyrtec (cetirizine)? Both say take at night

Is there drug interaction between topomax and zyrtec (cetirizine)? Both say take at night

No interaction: Those 2 meds are safe to take together. They both have a slight chance of causing drowsiness, hence the advice to take both at night. Good luck! ...Read more

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What other allergy medicine can you take at the same time as zyrtec (cetirizine)?

What other allergy medicine can you take at the same time as zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Multiple: Zyrtec is an oral antihistamine for allergies. Many people will also use a nasal spray to help with runny nose, nasal itching, and congestion at the same time. The other oral medication that is often given at the same time is singulair (montelukast). ...Read more

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What can I do as a nurse if a 3 year old child is brought to the emergency room being overdose on zyrtec (cetirizine) and has a BP of 70/42, pulse 70, 35 resp?

What can I do as a nurse if a 3 year old child is brought to the emergency room being overdose on zyrtec (cetirizine) and has a BP of 70/42, pulse 70, 35 resp?

See blelow: The main se of a zyrtec (cetirizine) od are restlessness, irritability and drowsiness. Pumping the stomach may help but once the drug is absorbed, supportive care is all that can be done. Give IV fluids. The BP is a bit low as is the hr - the fluids may help. Otherwise, monitor the child's cardiorespiratory activity and treat appropriately - if in ed pressors as needed. ...Read more

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I'm taking zyrtec for severe case of hives. Was told to take Claritin (loratadine) in between if needed. I need more. Can I overdose if I take a second claritin (loratadine)?

I'm taking zyrtec for severe case of hives. Was told to take Claritin (loratadine) in between if needed. I need more. Can I overdose if I take a second claritin (loratadine)?

You can: Ideally I would recommend Allegra 180mg in the morning and zyrtec 10mg at night and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in between for breakthrough hives. Take 2 clartin a day is ok, but it may not be as effective as the other 2. ...Read more

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Can the allergie medicine zyrtec (cetirizine) cause constant ringing in the ear?

Can the allergie medicine zyrtec (cetirizine) cause constant ringing in the ear?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

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