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What is cetirizine hydrochloride used for?

What is cetirizine hydrochloride used for?

ANtihistamine: Cetrizine is an antihistamine and is used for allergy symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the ...Read more


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Cetirizine hydrochloride syrup overdose possible or not?

Cetirizine hydrochloride syrup overdose possible or not?

Yes: You can overdose on any medication. Everybody feels that if a little is good, then more is better. Everything in moderation. You can even "overdose" on water. ...Read more

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Cetirizine hydrochloride oral syrup. How long can it taken?

Cetirizine hydrochloride oral syrup. How long can it taken?

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

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Expert opinion please: could taking cetirizine hydrochloride affect me while I'm working out?

Expert opinion please: could taking cetirizine hydrochloride affect me while I'm working out?

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

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Can u take loratadine and cetirizine hydrochloride together?

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

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Can you take cetirizine hydrochloride and loratadine together?

No: These are the same class of medication and probably should note be used together. ...Read more

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What are the long-term side effects of cetirizine hydrochloride?

None: None that I'm aware of. I personally have taken it daily for >10 years without adverse reaction. ...Read more

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Doctors, how much zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride) is a lethal dose?

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

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Wat medicine contains syrup of cetirizine hydrochloride and ambroxol hydrochloride?

Wat medicine contains syrup of cetirizine hydrochloride and ambroxol hydrochloride?

?: Unfortunately no such preparation in the US that I know of, guaifenesin can produce the same effect as ambroxol, loosen phlegm, at any rate if really sick, see your doctor for yourself or your child ...Read more

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What are the long-term side effects of cetirizine hydrochloride? Say, taking it 6 months?

What are the long-term side effects of cetirizine hydrochloride? Say, taking it 6 months?

None.: Cetirizine makes 10-15% of people sleepy. Other than that it is very well tolerated. It is actually a metabolite of hydroxyzine, an antihistamine that has been around for decades. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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.

Natural remedies: 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

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Is it possible for you to give a 2 year old cetirizine hydrochloride syrup 1 ml for cough?

Is it possible for you to give a 2 year old cetirizine hydrochloride syrup 1 ml for cough?

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

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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??

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??

Hives: Antihistamine therapy should work fairly quickly. You should review this with your physician as it appears from your medications provided that your are on dual antihistamine therapy (cetirizine and ranitidine). Best of luck. ...Read more

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In treating allergy, my GP prescribed cetirizine hydrochloride 10mg and dexamethasone micronized 0.5 mg but I gained weight. Is it normal?

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

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Is it ok to take percocet with cetirizine hydrochloride 10 mg antihistamine?

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

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Which uis best for hay fever cetirizine hydrochloride or loratadine?

Which uis best for hay fever cetirizine hydrochloride or loratadine?

Both work...: But I tend to prefer Cetirizine because I have had a better personal experience and my patients generally do better with this treatment as well. Of course, if you use Loratadine and it is helping, stick with it. ...Read more

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I'm taking cetirizine hydrochloride for hay fever and now have a cold - do I still take it?

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

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What hayfever compound is better, loratadine or cetirizine hydrochloride, if you get only nose symptoms?

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

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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!

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

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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.

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

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