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Take Zyrtec Cetirizine
Zyrtec (cetirizine): Is very safe for long term use. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
YES: Yes, taking 2 antihistamines within a 24 hour period will not cause harm. It might make you more thirsty than usual, so stay hydrated, especially if you have a cold. ...Read more
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
Zyrtec (cetirizine) and centrum: Hello, it is ok to take these two medications together. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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