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How long can you take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) use: Zyrtec (cetirizine) can be taken daily indefinitely, there are no long term side effects from accumulated drug. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

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Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) twice a day?

Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) twice a day?

Yes: It is safe if you need to take it twice daily. Do note that you may get drowsy from it. ...Read more

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Can you take zyrtec (cetirizine) twice daily?

Most likely: If you are taking zyrtec (cetirizine) once a day and it does not make you significantly sleepy, you will be fine. A number of conditions are treated with zyrtec (cetirizine) or other antihistamines more than once a day and this is widely accepted. ...Read more

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Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) with guaiatussin ac?

Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) with guaiatussin ac?

Yes: Yes it is ok for temporary relieve of cold and allergies.
If symptoms persistent and cough does not go away for 1-2 weeks, it is time to see your physician. ...Read more

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What's the best time of day to take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

What's the best time of day to take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Individualized: When I take zyrtec (cetirizine), (cetirizine) I feel sleepy. Thus, I take my zyrtec (cetirizine) at night time so it will not interrupt my daily activity. Some other people don't experience any drowsiness/sleepiness- then they can take any time they want. ...Read more

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Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) after taking dayquil?

Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) after taking dayquil?

You CAN but...: Both medications contain antihistamines, which if taken in excess, can cause excess sedation and dryness. Elderly people and young children are at higher risk for having adverse reactions to antihistamines, which can include confusion, instability, etc. ...Read more

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Can you take zyrtec (cetirizine) and benadrly together?

Can you take zyrtec (cetirizine) and benadrly together?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is time tested old antihistamine and works well. It can cause drowsiness so use it before going to bed. Zyrtec causes less or no drowsiness and can be taken in the morning or day time. Most antihistamines quit working after a while. In that case consider allergy evaluation to treat the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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

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

Yes, but why?: Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Claritin (loratadine) are both new generation antihistamines. While it is fine to take both antihistamines, it should not be necessary. Most patients find relief with one or the other. If symptoms are not controlled and a person feels the need to take both, consider seeing an allergist for an evaluation and different medication regimen. ...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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Do I take zyrtec (cetirizine) for a sun rash?

Do I take zyrtec (cetirizine) for a sun rash?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): Zyetec is an antihistamine and can be used to treat any itching that is associated with a sun burn or scaling from the sun. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Zyrtec (cetirizine) with depakote?

Is it okay to take Zyrtec (cetirizine) with depakote?

Possible interaction: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=918-484, 569-286 for interactions between Zyrtec (cetirizine) & Depakote. Ask your prescribing doctor for options other than Zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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Can you use a tanning bed if you take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Can you use a tanning bed if you take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Not recommended: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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