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Taking Two Zyrtec
11 month old - cough at night and chest congestion since 2 wks. Taking zyrtec n terbutaline sulphate orally. Is Nebulisation needed?
Would make an appoin: Virus are very common this time a year. Prolonged viruses or colds sometimes can turn into something more serious. With symptoms for two weeks, I would recommend that your child be seen in the office. Nighttime coughing could be due to post nasal drip or sinusitis (esp if there is fever). Nebulized treatments and/ or antibiotics may be needed esp if there is a history of reactive airway disease. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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Sedation: That dose of zyrtec is going to be very sedating. This defeats the purpose of taking zyrtec instead of benadryl. That level of sedation will make you a drowsy --> dangerous driver. Have you tried Loratadine or allegra? Do you use Flonase or something like it? Do you regularly flush your nose with a saline/ baking soda solution? ...Read moreGet help now ›
What if you have hives/urticaria, and you tried every medication like zyrtec, zentec, and a two meds I had to pay for, but I'm still breaking out?
Xolair now approved: Xolair (omalizumab) is now approved for chronic hives. It has been used for many years for allergic asthma. While it is expensive, there are programs to help cover the cost. This monthyly injection can remarkably control hives. See a board certified allergist and ask about Xolair for hives. This is the first FDA approved treatment since antihistamines. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Under an allergist supervision I take two zyrtecs in the morning with a ranitadine. At nite I take singular and ranitadine and cyproheptadine. Can I take two zyrtecs at night instead of the ranitadine and cyproheptadine?
Zyrtec dose: Yes, you can take more zyrtec total per day if you tolerate it well. When patients have severe urticaria, we often have them take even more than 4 zyrtec tablets daily. The initial studies with zyrtec used doses of 10-40 mg, or up to 4 tablets at a time. You can still take the ranitidine and montelukast at night also, if they help you. They do not affect the dose of antihistamine. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have had a cough for several weeks i take Claritin or zyrtec everyday. Two weeks ago i had a cortisone shot and still have not had any relief.
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Zyrtec: The effect of Flonase takes time to develop. The effect of anti-histamines like Zyrtec are "immediate" and anti-histamines differ in effectiveness from person to person. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read moreGet help now ›
For a cough that has been lingering for nearly two weeks after a cold : I take zyrtec daily, if it was allergies would nasacort help?
Bronchospasm: Sometimes you can have residual bronchospasm after an upper respiratory infection for weeks after you feel better. Using cough lozenges may help, over the counter cough suppressants at night to help sleep, or talking with your doctor to see if an inhaler may be helpful until your cough improves over the course of the next couple of weeks. Doubtful Nasacort will help with the cough. ...Read moreGet help now ›
My wife has been suffering from severe congestion due to allergies for the past week or two. We have tried using Zyrtec D, and separately Benedryl with Sudafed decongestant without relief. Her congestion seems to be at its worst in the evening, and last
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