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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 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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Please advise if it's bad to take zyrtec-d everyday?

Please advise if it's bad to take zyrtec-d everyday?

No: Zyrtec (cetirizine) d contains an antihistamine (zyrtec) which helps itching, sneezing and drippy nose and a decongestant (sudafed) which helps stuffiness. Zyrtec (cetirizine) can cause drowsiness in some people. Sudafed can cause stimulation side effects like tremor, nervousness, insomnia, increased pulse rate and increased blood pressure. Zyrtec (cetirizine) d should be used with caution in people with heart disease. ...Read more

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Hi docs, do you think it's bad to take zyrtec-d everyday?

Hi docs, do you think it's bad to take zyrtec-d everyday?

It Can Be: Zyrtec (cetirizine) D contains Cetirizine and pseudoephedrine. Pseudoephedrine can cause increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, insomnia, anxiety, dry mouth etc. I usually do not use it in patients for more than a few days in a row. ...Read more

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Zyrtec-d (10 mg) makes it hard for me to sleep. Is it okay to cut one in half?

Zyrtec-d (10 mg) makes it hard for me to sleep. Is it okay to cut one in half?

Nope.: It's not scored because it is a sustained-release product. "Do not crush, chew or break". Just take cetirizine alone and supplement with a low-dose decongestant if needed during the day (pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine) if you feel stuffed up. ...Read more

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Can I take Zyrtec-D and NyQuil cough together?

Can I take Zyrtec-D and NyQuil cough together?

ZyrtecD+Nyquil Cough: I would recommend that you NOT take these medications together at the same time because doing so will be like taking 5 drugs at the same time. Take the Nyquil Cough before going to bed. If needed, you can take the Zyrtec (cetirizine) D once daily as needed in the morning. Reserve the Nyquil for just before bedtime.
If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take zyrtec-d with much next allergy?

Is it ok to take zyrtec-d with much next allergy?

Yes it is ok for?: What is your question. If the question is that can you take zyrtecd for allergy. The answer is yes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take mucinex fast max cold & flu NIGHT with Zyrtec (not zyrtec D)?

Is it ok to take mucinex fast max cold & flu NIGHT with Zyrtec (not zyrtec D)?

Better don't: Combine them, as the mucinex combo already contains an antihistaminic, may interact with the zyrtec, you can hold the zyrtec till done with the mucinex and the cold symptoms, wish you well ...Read more

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Too tired to drive. I've been looking at allegra-d and zyrtec-d. Which one would you recommend?

Too tired to drive. I've been looking at allegra-d and zyrtec-d. Which one would you recommend?

Allegra (fexofenadine) 180 mg: Zyrtec may cause drowsiness. Allegra (fexofenadine) does not cross into the brain and should not cause drowsiness. The "d" component is a decongestant and may cause insomnia, decreased appetite, high blood pressure and in men - urinary difficulties due to prostate issues so I do not prefer the Allegra (fexofenadine)-D products. Visit my website at www. Kleinallergy. Com for more info. ...Read more

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I am 18w pregnant. Taking zyrtec-d daily whole pregnancy. Now I read it's not good. Doc told me it was fine. Is my baby ok?!?

I am 18w pregnant. Taking zyrtec-d daily whole pregnancy. Now I read it's not good. Doc told me it was fine. Is my baby ok?!?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): I do use zyrtec in pregnancy, but typically avoid zyrtec d. I prefer zyrtec over Claritin (loratadine) as well. You might want to use regular zyrtec. ...Read more

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Can Zyrtec be used as prophylactic therapy like Claritin (loratadine)? I never respond well to claritin (loratadine). I feel it doesn't prevent much and I wind up on Zyrtec d.

Can Zyrtec be used as prophylactic therapy like Claritin (loratadine)? I never respond well to claritin (loratadine). I feel it doesn't prevent much and I wind up on Zyrtec d.

Yes: It is not prophylactic, rather controller, but you used Zyrtec d, which has a decongestant, that's maybe why you felt the difference, which I believe would be the same if you used Claritin (loratadine) D, at any rate different drugs work differently with different people, ...Read more

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Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) and zyrtec d together? Treating a sinus headache.

Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) and zyrtec d together? Treating a sinus headache.

Not appropriate use: Zanaflex (tizanidine) is a muscle relaxer (http://www. Drugs. Com/zanaflex. Html) so it's not intended for use in treating sinus headaches. Moreover, use of Zanaflex (tizanidine) w/ZyrtecD (antihistamine w/decongestant) runs risk of drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. You didn't ask but definitely don't recommend concomitant alcohol. http://goo. Gl/w30maz ...Read more

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Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) and zyrtec d together? Took zyrtrec for my allergies but would like to also take my muscle relaxer.

Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) and zyrtec d together? Took zyrtrec for my allergies but would like to also take my muscle relaxer.

Better not: If taken together can cause CNS depression and psychomotor impairment, zanaflex (tizanidine) has a short half life 2.5 hours, so it can stay in your system for 5 hours or longer, zyrtec has a half life of 9 hours, so it can stay for about 18 hours, drop one untill you talk to your doctor about an alternative, spacing them out, or dose reduction, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple meds ...Read more

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Could I take Alka-seltzer and Zyrtec-d at the same time? A doctor said yes...but I have diarrhoea and I was wondering if that be why.

Could I take Alka-seltzer and Zyrtec-d at the same time? A doctor said yes...but I have diarrhoea and I was wondering if that be why.

Yes you may: But in general, I do not encourage people to take the decongestant because of its relative ineffectiveness and potential side effects. Neither has anything to do with your diarrhea. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I just have a question about allergies. I have post nasal drip that started today and I've been sneezing like crazy. I bought Zyrtec-D and?

Hello Dr. I just have a question about allergies. I have post nasal drip that started today and I've been sneezing like crazy. I bought Zyrtec-D and?

What's the question?: Did Zyrtec D work? If not, may try OTC nasal steroid which however may take a few days to provide optimal benefits. See allergist if problem remains persist and poorly controlled since it may greatly impact your quality of life. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clear ear congestion? Claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec-d, and Neti Pot did not help. I have allergy-like congestion, but can not clear left ear

What is the best way to clear ear congestion? Claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec-d, and Neti Pot did not help. I have allergy-like congestion, but can not clear left ear

Maybe steroids: Your eustachian tube may be congested. It might be time to see an ENT for consideration of either nasal steroids or a tapered dose of oral steroids. In the interim you may also consider using afrin nasal spray 2 sprays each nostril twice a day for only three days. Combine this with gently trying to clear your ears by pinching your nose shut gently and blowing against the closed nose. ...Read more

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Fluid In middle ear treatment? I have tried Flonase, sudafed, Zyrtec-d and steam bowl but nothing is helping

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Fluid In middle ear treatment? I have tried Flonase, sudafed, Zyrtec-d and steam bowl but nothing is helping

See an ENT: Could be chronic serous otitis media, you need a good evaluation by an ENT for better management, best wishes ...Read more

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I am taking Zyrtec- D and I have a constant headache. I was wondering if it was safe to take ibuprofen or a non-aspirin pain relief?

I am taking Zyrtec- D and I have a constant headache. I was wondering if it was safe to take ibuprofen or a non-aspirin pain relief?

Yes, it's safe: Either ibuprofen and/or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are okay w/ Zyrtec-D as long as you (specifically) are not allergic to them. There is no bad interaction - I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I am taking regular allegra (fexofenadine) 24 hours along with flonase and eye drops. Not getting much relief....is it safe to also take zyrtec d or sudafed d?

I am taking regular allegra (fexofenadine) 24 hours along with flonase and eye drops. Not getting much relief....is it safe to also take zyrtec d or sudafed d?

It is safe to take: sudafed, but not zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) together-only 1 or the other. I would try zyrtec, it is stronger than allegra (fexofenadine). No decongestants if you have high blood pressure. No zyrtec D and sudafed together, as they both contain decongestants. Use zyrtec plain. ...Read more

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I took Zyrtec-D almost 12 hours ago thinking it's my allergies, but my nose won't quit & now my throat is scratchy. Can I try theraflu cold & flu now?

I took Zyrtec-D almost 12 hours ago thinking it's my allergies, but my nose won't quit & now my throat is scratchy. Can I try theraflu cold & flu now?

Yes: At 12 hours, you would be due for another dose anyway, and it sounds like the Zyrtec-D did not do you any good. Go for a different product (Theraflu sounds like a fine choice). Understand, though, the if there is a decongestant in the product (look at the active ingredients list), it may keep you awake if you're taking it around bedtime. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zyrtec (cetirizine) d?

Please describe the medication: zyrtec (cetirizine) d?

Nonsedating antihist: Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine to control of symptoms of allergy. Decongestant (d) when added, you get an additional relief of congestion and nasal passage opens up. It also helps to reduce sinus pressure. ...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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Is zyrtec and levocetirizine the same medications?

Is zyrtec and levocetirizine the same medications?

Levo is more pure: Zyrtec contains both levocetirizine and an inactive mirror-image counterpart. Thus mg for mg, levocetirizine is more potent. ...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