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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?
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Zyrtec (cetirizine): There is a "caution" warning for this medication with any liver impairment. Discuss this with your liver specialist.
I took 10 mg Zyrtec (cetirizine) this morning, forgot, and had 3 glasses of wine today. Should I be worried about my liver?
No: One time very unlikely to do liver damage. Don't make it a habit
I have slightly raised round bumps of various size scattered on my arm and abdomen that itch intermittently. I am on Zyrtec (cetirizine) and they are still there.
The best would be to: It is hard to give advice without a picture of those bumps, and a more detailed history. You would be perfect patient for a concierge on line video visit. Dr Neskovic
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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!See 2 more doctor answers
Close: Xyzal (levocetirizine) (levo-cetirizine) is the r-isomer, of zyrtec (cetirizine). Medications are usually a combination of r + s (called racemic). Typically only the r side contributes to the clinically meaningful action of the drug. So, the companies have been able to separate the active r side from the inactive s- side. This means it may be as or more effective at half the dose.
Both antihistamines: Allegra (fexofenadine) and zyrtec (cetirizine) are both new generation antihistamines affecting h1 receptor. They are different compounds but essentially work the same way. They are both approved for allergic rhinitis and hives. Both come in various forms for treatment of children and adults. Time of onset for clinical relief of symptoms is about the same.
Not recommended: These are both antihistamines and i'd not recommend using them at the same time because their effects could be potentiated/stronger than normal. The biggest side effects to expect from either drug is drowsiness.