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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?
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:
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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
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
22 yr old daughter started taking birth control pills 2 weeks ago and has been having greatly increased anxiety should she just stop now and what symptoms should she expect? She takes advair and zyrtec but no other drugs. Has a tendency to be anxious (3 w
Typical seasonal allergy meds make my anxiety worse (Clarita, zyrtec, (cetirizine)etc). What otc nosespray is good against sneezing/stuffy nose for allergies?
Nasal steroid: Consider a nasal steroid which is available OTC but may take several days to provide optimal benefits. ...Read more
Can allergies cause elevated WBC of 12? It's been a rough season. On zyrtec singulair astelin nasonex (mometasone) and ativan for anxiety.
Are there any risks associated with taking 20 mg of Cetirizine nearly every day? It helps with my allergy and for my anxiety too.
No: It is safe to take dailyGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Even up to 4 times a day is fine. ...Read more