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Dr. John Chiu
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Zyrtec (Overview)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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What is zyrtec (cetirizine) used for?

What is zyrtec (cetirizine) used for?

Allergies and hives: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a new generation antihistamine that is FDA approved for relieving the symptoms of :: Seasonal Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) from pollen in patients over 2 years old Perennial allergic rhinitis: year round allergies in patients over 6 months old Chronic Urticaria (hives) in those over 6 months old It has been shown to prevent itching and decrease size of mosquito bites! ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
522 doctors shared insights

Zyrtec (Overview)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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I had 2 zyrtecs (cetirizine) by mistake, what to do?

Nothing: This will have the primary anti-allergic effect but not cause any other issue except possible a little induced sleepiness if you are susceptible. This amount will cause nothing worrisome. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Please describe the medication: zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Anti histamine: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an over the counter antihistamine medication used to treat itching, hives and other allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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I went to insta care here in florida the other day. The doctor proscribed Flonase naisal spray and changing my allergy meds to zyrtec (cetirizine) is this ok?

I went to insta care here in florida the other day. The doctor proscribed Flonase naisal spray and changing my allergy meds to zyrtec (cetirizine) is this ok?

Cross-check: There shouldn't be any problem taking the 2 of them together. Just talk to your pcp or pharmacist to make sure you aren't duplicating anything and accidentally doubling up. The main goal should be managing your allergies by reducing exposure to triggers and keeping symptoms at bay. ...Read more

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My doc prescribed me Zyrtec (cetirizine) 10 drops twice a day. I get drowsy with it. I also have classes on Monday. i find it hard to stay full awake.

Try others: You can either reduce the number of drops required without causing drowsiness or better still change to other antihistamines such loratadine or fexofenadine which would not likely have drowsiness effects. ...Read more

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How effective is zyrtec (cetirizine) syrup for toddlers in treating cough?

How effective is zyrtec (cetirizine) syrup for toddlers in treating cough?

Toddler cough : Hello, zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine that may help with allergic disease. It will also help dry up excessive watery drainage. If your child has a cough linked to an allergic condition or possibly asthma, then zyrtec (cetirizine) may be very helpful. Check with your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Can zyrtec (cetirizine) work with food allergies?

Can zyrtec (cetirizine) work with food allergies?

No: No, zyrtec (cetirizine) does not work to prevent you from getting an allergic reaction to food or to treat food allergies. Food allergies can present with different clinical symptoms and can be life threatening. Currently strictly avoiding the food is the only treatment. Only a few centers do food desensitization. If you have real food allergy, you should see an allergist specialist. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

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