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Dr. Kristina Woodson
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11 month old - cough at night and chest congestion since 2 wks. Taking zyrtec n terbutaline sulphate orally. Is Nebulisation needed?

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 more

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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is an over the counter antihistamine medication used to treat itching, hives ...Read more


Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Can it hurt to take two doses of zyrtec?

Can it hurt to take two doses of zyrtec?

Not likely: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a new generation with a good safety profile. While the usual dose of zyrtec is 10 mg once a day for allergies, there is scientific evidence that higher doses even up to 4x the usual dose is helpful for severe hives. So, two doses of zyrtec is unlikely to cause significant side effects except perhaps a little drowsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sanouri
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I took two zyrtec by mistake by the same time for dangerous?

I took two zyrtec by mistake by the same time for dangerous?

No : Just try to avoid taking any other anti histamine for the next 24 h you may also avoid driving to tuning heavy machinery as u naught be sleepy. ...Read more

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Dr. John Norvell
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Is it dangerous to take two zyrtec in one day?

Is it dangerous to take two zyrtec in one day?

No: There are people that are prescribed zyrtec up to four times a day for various conditions. It should be no problem to take zyrtec twice a day as long as it does not make you too sleepy when you need to drive or work. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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Is it safe to take two zyrtec a day, one in the morning and one at night?

Is it safe to take two zyrtec a day, one in the morning and one at night?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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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?

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 more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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What can I do if my allergies are really working on me, can I take two zyrtec when one doesn't work?

What can I do if my allergies are really working on me, can I take two zyrtec when one doesn't work?

Allergies: Doubling your antihistamine may not be answer to treat your bad allergies, you should consult an allergist to manage your allergies better, you may need a different type of medication, such as a nasal spray if you are congested. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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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 more

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