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I have to take daily Zyrtec (cetirizine) (10mg). Liver-wise, is it safe to have one glass of wine on a day when I take this med?Or do I need to avoid any alcohol?

I have to take daily Zyrtec (cetirizine) (10mg). Liver-wise, is it safe to have one glass of wine on a day when I take this med?Or do I need to avoid any alcohol?

No problem: although it may potentially have an additive effect to the drowsiness induced by alcohol . Make sure you don't drive after the combination on the first occasion just to make sure. If no problem, you may even try 2 glasses of wine and do the same observation but no more. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can taking zyrtec (cetirizine) daily cause fatty liver?

Can taking zyrtec (cetirizine) daily cause fatty liver?

Cetirizine: Cetirizine, in rare cases, can cause increased liver function tests and fatty liver disease, but the tests normalize when the drug is stopped. ...Read more

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Have NASH and cirrhosis of the liver. Can i take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Have NASH and cirrhosis of the liver. Can i take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): There is a "caution" warning for this medication with any liver impairment. Discuss this with your liver specialist. ...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

Dr. John Chiu
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Cetirizine (Definition)

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Zyrtec (Definition)

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