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I have daily hive break outs and use Allegra (fexofenadine) but I also have anxiety...could the Allegra (fexofenadine) be exacerbating my anxiety? Is Zyrtec better for anxiety?

I have daily hive break outs and use Allegra (fexofenadine) but I also have anxiety...could the Allegra (fexofenadine) be exacerbating my anxiety? Is Zyrtec better for anxiety?

Allegra (fexofenadine) vs Zyrtec: Allegra (fexofenadine) does not commonly cause or worsen anxiety. That said it can cause problems when taken in combination with other meds. It might be worth trying Zyrtec to see if there is any difference in your anxiety. Talk to your doctor about it and see what is the best option. Some common SE of Fexofenadine are:
headache
dizziness
diarrhea
vomiting
pain in the arms, legs, or back. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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I took zyrtec, over the counter around 5 pm& it is now 11:30 pm. I am prescribed Vistaril (hydroxyzine) by my dr for anxiety. Is it OK take now? I dnt want interact

I took zyrtec, over the counter around 5 pm& it is now 11:30 pm. I am prescribed Vistaril (hydroxyzine) by my dr for anxiety. Is it OK take now? I dnt want interact

Potential interactio: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is a 1st generation antihistamine w/potent anticholinergic side effects including sedating (good for anxiety). Zyrtec (cetirizine) is 2nd generation antihistamine w/some sedating properties. So check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1303-775, 569-286 which warns of this potential interaction. Always best to inform prescribing docs about everything u take incl OTC ...Read more

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Can allergies cause elevated WBC of 12? It's been a rough season. On zyrtec singulair astelin nasonex (mometasone) and ativan for anxiety.

Can allergies cause elevated WBC of 12? It's been a rough season. On zyrtec singulair astelin nasonex (mometasone) and ativan for anxiety.

Yes: The most common cause is fighting an infection, but inflammation, stress and other causes are possible. Here's a good article. Best wishes! Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/100754-causes-elevated-white-blood-count/
Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Vistaril (hydroxyzine) to take as needed for anxiety. Can I also take Cetirizine HCl with it for my seasonal allergies?

Not best combo: Can make u drowsy. Likely got prescribed vistaril (hydroxyzine) as it also helps with allergies/itching. Bug there are too many other medications more effective than vistaril (hydroxyzine). I also suggest u see a clinical psychologist or License Clinical Social Worker for the anxiety. Look into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy=CBT. ...Read more

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Zyrtec vs cetirizine?

Zyrtec vs cetirizine?

Same and different: Both one and same thing antihitamine once a day pill generic vs no generic, both over the counter. Should be taken at night as it can make you sleepy. Try not to take every day every pill has side effects. ...Read more

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How to open package zyrtec-d?

How to open package zyrtec-d?

Carefully: Open it very carefully according to the instructions on the box. Otherwise, return to pharmacy and ask them to show you how to open the package. ...Read more

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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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How long for zyrtec (cetirizine) to work?

About 1 hour: The onset of action for zyrtec (cetirizine) to clinically improve symptoms is about 1 hour.
The reference is listed here:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11770694. ...Read more

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How long can you take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) use: Zyrtec (cetirizine) can be taken daily indefinitely, there are no long term side effects from accumulated drug. ...Read more

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How much zyrtec (cetirizine) can you take?

How much zyrtec (cetirizine) can you take?

Follow Directions: The directions for taking zyrtec (cetirizine) are on the bottle. One should not exceed these dosing recommendations. ...Read more

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Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) twice a day?

Yes: It is safe if you need to take it twice daily. Do note that you may get drowsy from it. ...Read more

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Can I take more than one zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Can I take more than one zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): The recommended dosage is 10mg once a day. More than that is considered an overdose and would not be recommended. ...Read more

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Is zyrtec (cetirizine) safe for everyday use?

Yes with caution: If zyrtec (cetirizine) is needed every day to control symptoms for more than a week or two, a patient needs evaluation as possibly there is a chronic allergic disorder that needs more study, may be another medication needs to be prescribed, some patients are taking zyretc or other antihistamines for extended periods under medical supervision. ...Read more

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Can you take zyrtec (cetirizine) twice daily?

Most likely: If you are taking zyrtec (cetirizine) once a day and it does not make you significantly sleepy, you will be fine. A number of conditions are treated with zyrtec (cetirizine) or other antihistamines more than once a day and this is widely accepted. ...Read more

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I had 33 zyrtec (cetirizine) is that dangerous?

I had 33 zyrtec (cetirizine) is that dangerous?

Overdose: As with any medication, it is possible to overdose on zyrtec (cetirizine). While symptoms will vary, based on certain factors, reported symptoms include restlessness, irritability, and drowsiness. If you believe you have taken a zyrtec overdose, please contact poison control or go to the nearest emergency department. Treatment may involve pumping the stomach or treating any symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. ...Read more

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Can I take a half a zyrtec (cetirizine) tablet?

Can I take a half a zyrtec (cetirizine) tablet?

Yes: Many people do well with a half-dose of zyrtec, (cetirizine) and the lower dose will decrease the chances of drowsiness. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is also available in a 5mg children's dose, so you don't have to cut the 10mg tablets in half. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

What are the ingredients of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Cetirizine (active): The active ingredient does the work. Pills may also contain preservatives, food dyes, stabilizers, and a coating. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 Zyrtec (cetirizine) at the same time?

Can I take 2 Zyrtec (cetirizine) at the same time?

Yes but why?: You can take 2 Zyrtec (cetirizine) at the same time, but my question to you would be why do you feel the need? If it is for allergic rhinits it may be more helpful to take it once twice a day. If it is for hives/urticaria the dose is sometimes higher. ...Read more

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What can I take with zyrtec (cetirizine) medicine?

What can I take with zyrtec (cetirizine) medicine?

Depends: Zyrtec or Cetirizine is a new generation antihistamine for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and hives. It has very few side effects and drug interactions. I suggest avoiding drinking alcohol while taking zyrtec. If zyrtec is not controlling allergies, the nasal steroid sprays are the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: zyrtec-d?

What is the definition or description of: zyrtec-d?

Decongestant: Zyrtec-d is the combined formulation of zyrtec, (cetirizine) an antihistamine, with the decongestant pseudephedrine. It is used in the treatment of allergies to provide short term and intermediate term relief from symptoms of an acute allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) with guaiatussin ac?

Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) with guaiatussin ac?

Yes: Yes it is ok for temporary relieve of cold and allergies.
If symptoms persistent and cough does not go away for 1-2 weeks, it is time to see your physician. ...Read more

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How does zyrtec (cetirizine) (reactine) 10 mg work?

How does zyrtec (cetirizine) (reactine) 10 mg work?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) = Cetirizine: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a long action, non-sedating antihistamine. It works well for many people. It functions by blocking histamine release from cells, thereby stopping allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

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


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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more