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I take zyrtec (cetirizine) for chronic hives, but it has caused me to lose a lot of hair...Is there another medicine I can take without the side effects?

I take zyrtec (cetirizine) for chronic hives, but it has caused me to lose a lot of hair...Is there another medicine I can take without the side effects?

Find cause: If you have chronic hives then you have a food allergy until proven otherwise leading to abnormal gut function and inflammation. Why not discover and fix the problem instead of taking meds forever? Go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you test for food allergens and gut function with genova cdsa or similar tests and improve your health! ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the ...Read more


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Any bad side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Any bad side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Sleepiness: 10% of the patients will experience sleepiness.Best time to take it is at bedtime to cut down this side effect. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine) and how can I prevent them?

What are the side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine) and how can I prevent them?

Effects vs sides: The most common side effect is sedation, about 13%. Sometimes taking before bedtime helps, but some people still are affected and need a less sedating antihistamine. Refer to the drug information label for other side effects. ...Read more

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My brother took too many zyrtec (cetirizine) tablets.Side effects?

My brother took too many zyrtec (cetirizine) tablets.Side effects?

Drowsiness: Most likely will be drowsy. There can be respiratory suppression, at which point he would need to been evaluated in an emergency center. However, call poison control in your area to see if they have any other suggestions. Otherwise effects will wear off over time. ...Read more

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Any bad side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Sleepiness: 10% of the patients will experience sleepiness.Best time to take it is at bedtime to cut down this side effect. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

What are the side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Minimal side effects: The side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine) are minimal compared to old antihistamines. Very small incidences of headache, sleepiness, abdominal pain, dry mouth, and nose bleeds have been reported. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zyrtec, (cetirizine) if any?

What are the side effects of zyrtec, (cetirizine) if any?

Sleepiness: The major side-effect of zyrtec (cetirizine) is sedation - sleepiness, fatigue, and slowed reaction time. This occurs in 1 out of 10 or 1 out of 12 users. Compare to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1 of 3 users or clariting 1 in 50 users. Also occasionally reported are stomachache, headache, diarrhea, constipation & dry mouth & throat. In older men zyrtec can sometimes cause difficulty with urination. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine) and how can I prevent them?

Effects vs sides: The most common side effect is sedation, about 13%. Sometimes taking before bedtime helps, but some people still are affected and need a less sedating antihistamine. Refer to the drug information label for other side effects. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking Zyrtec, (cetirizine) lysozyme, kaloba long term in children 2-4 years old?

Are there any side effects to taking Zyrtec, (cetirizine) lysozyme, kaloba long term in children 2-4 years old?

Yes: There are side effects or potential side effects to all medications, supplements, vitamins, therapies, and life in general. A decision to use or not use any treatment is always a risk vs benefit analysis. You should discuss this with your children's doctor. ...Read more

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Side effects of using zyrtec (cetirizine) for hives?

Side effects of using zyrtec (cetirizine) for hives?

Read PI: All medications that are available have included a package insert that describes what the medication is and its side effects. ...Read more

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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