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I have to take daily Zyrtec (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?
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
I took 10 mg Zyrtec this morning, forgot, and had 3 glasses of wine today. Should I be worried about my liver?
Zyrtec: There is a "caution" warning for this medication with any liver impairment. Discuss this with your liver specialist. ...Read more
DON'T!: The maximum clinical dose of Zyrtec is 10mg per day. 50mg is therefore 5X the recommended daily dose! You will most likely be fine if you did, you should call the Poison control # and drink a lot of fluids,..but if you make a habit of it you run the risk of damaging your liver. In a 2 year study of rats that were given higher doses of Zrytec it revealed increased Liver tumors in the those rats! ...Read more
Not recommended: The maximum daily dose recommended for zyrtec is 10mg. Higher than this dose may cause serious side effects such as liver damage, seizures or low blood pressure. However, in certain situations higher than recommended dose may be warranted under physician supervision. The risks/benefits must be carefully weighed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Zyrtec is a new generation antihistamine approved for use in children and adults for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and hives. Zyrtec is safe for long term use. A good question to ask is why is it needed everyday. Consider seeing an allergist to assist in identification of the allergic trigger and with avoidance, a person may require less medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My body acts weird. Everytime I use Zyrtec drops I get very little drowsy only on the first dose. My tolerance goes away if I stop it for long. Why?
Expected: That's true with most sedating antihistamines. One does get used to the drowsiness after a couple of weeks. Whether this is due to a faster breakdown of the drug by the liver or reconditioning of the brain- no one knows However it is believed that some impairment in performance does happen when measured by performance tools even though you may not be feeling it. ...Read more
I am 5''4 and I am now 125lbs. Last year i started back taking topomax along side zyrtec for daily migraines. I weighed 130 before. When to worry?
No worry: Because it is not extensively metabolized in the liver, topiramate and is prescribed for a variety of pain disorders including the prophylaxis of migraine headache. Side effects include cognitive difficulties, sedation and fatigue, kidney stones and weight loss. A potentially serious side effect is acute glaucoma which manifests itself as blurred vision. If concerned consult your doctor. ...Read more
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