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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 more
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??
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 more
I take 10mg of Cetirizine Hydrochloride (Extra Strength Reactine) once daily for bad allergies, year round. Do antihistamines inhibit iron absorption?
No: It has no effect on absorption of nutrients. ...Read more
Yes: The antihistamine Cetirizine is a very safe medication and can be used with most other medications. A very small percentage of people will have drowsiness. This potentially could be worsened by combining with percocet, but not nearly as significant as using benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
Was prescribed cetirizine hydrochloride syrup 4 Hayfever. Bowels were fine but since taking - had 2 trips to the toilet with diarrhoea. Side effects??
Yes: Common, may lessen with continued use, tolerance, if not, ask your doctor for an alternative, best wishes ...Read more
Yes: Take it on regular basis, have regular saline nasal once or twice a day wash during your cold as well, wish you a speedy recovery ...Read more
What hayfever compound is better, loratadine or cetirizine hydrochloride, if you get only nose symptoms?
Cetirizine: Both are anti- histamines that help with the symptoms of hay fever. However, both my personal & professional experience has been that Cetirizine is more effective. Every patient is different, so some may respond better to one medication over another. Both are over the counter. ...Read more
My 5 yr old has croup she gets is it 4/5 times per yr. She's been prescribed atrovent (ipratropium) and cetirizine hydrochloride. Don't seem to work! Please advise!
May not be croup: Croup would be somewhat unusual at this age (usually up to 3 years old). I wonder if there is some other airway problem. Croup is caused by a virus so there is no medication to prevent it. I would recommend seeing an ENT doctor to find out if there is something else causing these symptoms. ...Read more
I have allergies, so I took bromfed (brompheniramine) dm for 4 weeks every 6 hours; is this dangerous? I also take a cetirizine hydrochloride tablet, 10 mg, once a day.
Not efficient: Consider a virtual consult to discuss allergy symptoms, diagnosis and effective treatment strategies. Gold standard for diagnosis skin testing by an Allergist. However, there may be more efficient otc remedies/avoidance strategy to employ in meantime. Brompheniramine/cetirizine can be associated with increased anticholinergic side effects like sedation. Regular pseudoephedrine use not advised ...Read more