Doctor insights on: What is cetirizine hydrochloride 10mg used for
Depends: It depends what you are treating.Get a more detailed answer ›
Indefinitely: There is no limit on how long any antihistamine, including cetirizine, can be taken. Antihistamines work by blocking histamine receptor sites and are most effective if taking regularly. If it is not working, another medication may be tried or it may indicate more moderate to severe allergies. See a board-certified allergist if this is the case. ...Read more
Allergy medications: Typically, anti-histamines, such as cetirizine, can cause drowsiness. Other typical side effects include dry mouth and difficulty using the bathroom, urination or constipation. If you are not experiencing these symptoms, it should not interfere with physical exertion or workouts. ...Read more
Yes: As long as you follow correct dosing. ...Read more
You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time. ...Read more
No: These are the same class of medication and probably should note be used together. ...Read more
None: None that I'm aware of. I personally have taken it daily for >10 years without adverse reaction. ...Read more
Uncertain: I am unaware of any study on human re. The lethal dose but have heard of people taking up to 8 tablets a day without serious side effects. ...Read more
What can I do to fight hayfever symptoms? I'm currently on 120mg Cetirizine Hydrochloride but they are only relieving symptoms for 1-2 hours
Nasal steroids: Are your symptoms present in fall, spring seasons, or year round? If year round, they may be nonallergic rather than allergic. If present during the fall and spring hayfever seasons, you may benefit from topical nasal steroid therapy. Sound scary? It has been found to be the most effective treatment with few side effects. Do discuss your therapy options with your primary medical provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it OK to give 5ml of Cetirizine Hydrochloride (BP) 5mg to 4 years old for allergic symptoms including Cough that is more severe in morning.
Antihistamines may not be very safe for kids under 4 yrs.
Try these, since they reduce inflammation (allergy) effectively and do not cause any side effects
1. Eliminate milk, yogurt, kefir, cheese
2. Raw honey 1/2 teaspoon 2 times/day
3. Sunshine for 30 min at noon or vitamin D3 3000 IU/day
4. Probiotics (raw apple cider vinegar, probiotic pills)
5. Small amount of liquorice tea ...Read more
Yes: Not a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Check with doc: Cetirizine is good as an allergy medicine for control over a period of time. It's not meant as an acute treatment. If your child suddenly has cough, you should have him examined to make sure the issue is viral vs. Asthma or other etiology. A 2 year old can take cetirizine, but it's off-label, and should be guided by a physician. ...Read more
Doc says take 10mg cetirizine hydrochloride for 2 weeks so that my hives will stop. Been a week now with no improvement? Takes a while to work??
Would 10mg cetirizine hydrochloride antihistamine tablets help control a minor case of cholinergic urticaria?
In treating allergy, my GP prescribed cetirizine hydrochloride 10mg and dexamethasone micronized 0.5 mg but I gained weight. Is it normal?
Yes: Dexamethasone is a steroid which can cause many serious side effects aside from weight gain (especially at the belly) and should not be used chronically for allergic diseases even though it can be highly effective. You may need to consult another doctor or an allergist to find a safer option. If on this drug for a long time, you may have adrenal suppression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer