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Will taking two Zyrtec help dry up fluid in the Eustachian Tube faster? Or would it just make it worse?

Will taking two Zyrtec help dry up fluid in the Eustachian Tube faster? Or would it just make it worse?

Neither: fluid in the middle ear can be due to several reasons, infection is one of them, whether viral or bacterial, Eustachian tube dysfunction is another, so relieving the congestion by whatever means is the mainstay in therapy, antihistamines do little in relieving congestion. Saline nasal washes, salt water gargles, steroid nasal sprays, antibiotics, if needed, may help,your doctor would judge better ...Read more

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

11 month old - cough at night and chest congestion since 2 wks. Taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 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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Can it hurt to take two doses of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Can it hurt to take two doses of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

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

I took two zyrtec (cetirizine) 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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Is it dangerous to take two zyrtec (cetirizine) in one day?

Is it dangerous to take two zyrtec (cetirizine) in one day?

No: There are people that are prescribed zyrtec (cetirizine) up to four times a day for various conditions. It should be no problem to take zyrtec (cetirizine) 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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Is it safe to take two zyrtec (cetirizine) a day, one in the morning and one at night?

Is it safe to take two zyrtec (cetirizine) 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 (diphenhydramine). 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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What can I do if my allergies are really working on me, can I take two zyrtec (cetirizine) when one doesn't work?

What can I do if my allergies are really working on me, can I take two zyrtec (cetirizine) 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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Yesterday i took zyrtec, but today i took actifed...Any possible harm resulting in the interactions between these two?

Yesterday i took zyrtec, but today i took actifed...Any possible harm resulting in the interactions between these two?

No: The dose of Zyrtec can reach four-folds or more without any ill effects (other than drowsiness for some people). The dose of actifed is limited by the presence of pseudoephedrine which can cause cardiovascular problems as well as nervousness when overdosed. ...Read more

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I have been taking Zyrtec right in the morning since two days. It has removed sneezing etc, but I feel sleepy and lethargic during day. When to take?

I have been taking Zyrtec right in the morning since two days. It has removed sneezing etc, but I feel sleepy and lethargic during day. When to take?

Other options: Zyrtec causes some drowsiness in about 10% of the people, although this effect tends to fade out after awhile, fexofenadine has virtually no sedating effect. Nasal steroid would even be more effective for nasal stuffiness without the sedating effect. ...Read more

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What if you have hives/urticaria, and you tried every medication like zyrtec, (cetirizine) 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, (cetirizine) 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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