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Possibly: Alcohol causes sedation (sleepiness). Zyrtec (cetirizine) can cause sedation (not in everyone, but in many). Mixing the two can compound the effect - making you extra sedated. Extra sleepy. But then that can translate to greater impairment in judgement. Meaning - not thinking clearly.... ...Read more
I started taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) for 3 days, scratching issues, I have an event where I want to drink if I don't take the pill for one day may I drink alcohol?
Drink HOW much ETOH?: I always assume when someone asks a question like this that they are not talking about one or two social drinks. There is really no significant interaction between alcohol and antihistamines like zyrtec, (cetirizine) although both may be sedating. However, alcohol itself can result in itching, and may be part of the problem. If you are talking larger amounts of alcohol, that is in itself a problem. ...Read more
Would zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) help me in my alcohol allergy? I get these red/purple rashes all over my body for weeks and it's hard to breath...
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers