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I had 33 zyrtec (cetirizine) is that dangerous?

I had 33 zyrtec (cetirizine) is that dangerous?

Overdose: As with any medication, it is possible to overdose on zyrtec (cetirizine). While symptoms will vary, based on certain factors, reported symptoms include restlessness, irritability, and drowsiness. If you believe you have taken a zyrtec overdose, please contact poison control or go to the nearest emergency department. Treatment may involve pumping the stomach or treating any symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Cetirizine (Definition)

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What is the danger of taking more than one zyrtec (cetirizine) a day?

What is the danger of taking more than one zyrtec (cetirizine) a day?

Sleepiness for some: For some people, zyrtec can make them a bit sleepy (usually much less than first generation antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) though). Taking more than 1 may increase the sleepiness in those persons. Otherwise it is usually safe. However, if your allergies are bad enough that one pill is not enough, you should see your doctor or an allergist to discuss other potential treatment options. ...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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Are hives in children dangerous if they are occurring on the face for long periods of time and the zyrtec (cetirizine) does not make them go away?

Are hives in children dangerous if they are occurring on the face for long periods of time and the zyrtec (cetirizine) does not make them go away?

Probably not!: You have to have the child seen by an allergist to see if something is triggering hives. Sometimes there is no good explantation for the hives but if zyrtec (cetirizine) is not helping it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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If zyrtec (cetirizine) causes me stomach pain is there a danger in using it long term?

If zyrtec (cetirizine) causes me stomach pain is there a danger in using it long term?

Stop: If any medications causes side effects it is probably best to not use that medication again. Most times there are other choices. ...Read more

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How long can you take zyrtec?

How long can you take zyrtec?

Depends: On the condition, some would take it for years, but if you need it for long, better run it by tour doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Can I break original 10 mg of Zyrtec?

Can I break original 10 mg of Zyrtec?

Zyrtec can be split: Zyrtec is not a sustained release type pill. Therefore you can cut it in half and not harm the effect. It is however an odd shape and may be challenging. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 20 mg zyrtec/ daily?

Is it okay to take 20 mg zyrtec/ daily?

Probably: Although the usual dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) for an adult is 10 mg daily, under the direction of a physician, some patients may need more. It would be important to discuss the dosing with your physician as another approach to treatment may be indicated. Avoid drinking alcohol and be aware that drowsiness may be more likely at higher doses. ...Read more

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My Zyrtec says it expired 2/10 is it still good?

No: That is far beyond the expiration date. Throw it out. ...Read more

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Does crushing a Zyrtec pill make it less effective?

Does crushing a Zyrtec pill make it less effective?

No, it's bitter: When you chew or crush the tablet of cetirizine (Zyrtec) it does get into your system a little bit quicker but it doesn't reduce the effective time. It should still give you antihistamine effect for 24 hours. ...Read more

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Is it okay to be taking Zyrtec 10mg twice a day along with one tablet of Coaprovel 125/12.5?

Recommendation: Zyrtec 10 mg should be taken just once a day. Not twice. Coaprovel is ok with Zyrtec. ...Read more

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I accidentally took an expired (18 months ago!) Zyrtec pill. Should I take the correct (unexpired) one nowbad well or should I wait 24 hours?

Wait: Medication can lose it's effectiveness past expiration date, but I would not expect it to not be effective at all; especially if only 18 months expired. It will not be harmful at all that you took an expired zyrtec. It will probably still be almost as effective as it was prior to expiration, so I would just wait and take a new one at your normal time the next day. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Zyrtec vs cetirizine?

Same and different: Both one and same thing antihitamine once a day pill generic vs no generic, both over the counter. Should be taken at night as it can make you sleepy. Try not to take every day every pill has side effects. ...Read more

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How to open package zyrtec-d?

How to open package zyrtec-d?

Carefully: Open it very carefully according to the instructions on the box. Otherwise, return to pharmacy and ask them to show you how to open the package. ...Read more

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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more