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Is there such thing as Zyrtec (cetirizine) NON drowsy? Pharmacist is saying there is. I can't find it.

Is there such thing as Zyrtec (cetirizine) NON drowsy? Pharmacist is saying there is. I can't find it.

Zyrtec (cetirizine): While any anti allergy medication can potentially cause drowsiness, the sole ingredient in Zyrtec (cetirizine) plain is formulated not to cause drowsiness inmost people. Plain Zyrtec (cetirizine) is what you want. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Cetirizine (Definition)

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They say Aerius is non-drowsy but it DOES make me drowsy in an hour while Zyrtec (cetirizine) has no adverse effect on me. Is this even normal?

Normal for you.: Everyone is a little different. While desloratadine does not make most people drowsy it seems to have that effect on you. This may be normal. ...Read more

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) makes me very drowsy. Is this common and are there non-drowsy antihistamines that provide as effective allergy relief? Thanks

Zyrtec (cetirizine) makes me very drowsy. Is this common and are there non-drowsy antihistamines that provide as effective allergy relief? Thanks

Yes: This is a common side effect of Zyrtec, but it is different for everyone. If Zyrtec makes you drowsy, you could try the other 2 common anti-histamines instead - Allegra or Claritin (loratadine). Some people have been drowsy with these medicines as well, but others have not. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best non drowsy allergy meds?

What is the best non drowsy allergy meds?

Non drowsy: You can try either claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or their generic forms if ok with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does taking zyrtec (cetirizine) d make you drowsy?

Does taking zyrtec (cetirizine) d make you drowsy?

No: Zyrtec (cetirizine) d typically does not make one drowsy, but it can. With the "d" component, which is pseudophed, most patients get hyper b/c this is a stimulant. ...Read more

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Does Claritin (loratadine) non-drowsy make you hyper?

Does Claritin (loratadine) non-drowsy make you hyper?

Antihistamine: Antihistamines can still cause drowsiness even if it says, non-drowsy, especially loratadine. Paradoxical effects of hyperactivity can be a side effect of antihistamines, though it tends to happen mostly in the very young or old. If you took a decongestant with it, then that can also cause hyperactivity. ...Read more

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Non drowsy Claritin (loratadine) is making me hyper, why?

Individual variance: Any medication can produce non-typical effects on some of the population that is not seen in others. Claritin (loratadine) does not seem to cross into the brain in most people, allowing for a lack of sedation for most. However, all of us have some differences in how our body reacts to some medications ant this can be one of them. For you, the medication likely reaches your brain and causes stimulation. ...Read more

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Can I exercise 10 hours after taking allegra (fexofenadine) non drowsy?

Can I exercise 10 hours after taking allegra (fexofenadine) non drowsy?

Yes: As far as I am aware there are no contraindications to exercise wile taking allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more

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Should I take non-drowsy Claritin (loratadine) at night or in the morning?

Should I take non-drowsy Claritin (loratadine) at night or in the morning?

Either: It can be taken either day or night. However Claritin (loratadine) d which contains a decongestant can keep some people up at night. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take non drowsy allegra (fexofenadine) at night?

Is it possible for you to take non drowsy allegra (fexofenadine) at night?

Yes: Allegra (fexofenadine) can be taken once a day and it should not matter what time of day it is taken. If a person has indoor allergies such as dust mite, taking Allegra at night is a good idea (in addition to dust mite precautions). ...Read more

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Please recommend the best non-drowsy cold medicine?

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Drowsy cold medicines frequently have some sort of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in them. This is great if you want to sleep. If you need to function, your best bet is Pseudoephedrine 160 mg so you can take it twice daily. This with 2 -3 days of a nasal decongestant works wonders while keeping you awake! ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a great non drowsy cold medicine for kids?

Humidity and saline: Using a neti pot or other saline rinse device provides symptom relief without any untoward side effects. There is no medicine to cure the cold - you just have to get through the symptoms. Run humidifier, warm fluids such as soup, and saline rinses are the way to go. Almost all of the 'cold' medicines out there will make kids drowsy, although some have opposite effect on certain kids and make wild! ...Read more

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I took NyQuil 5 hours ago and just took a tbs of robitissin non drowsy are they ok to mix?

I took NyQuil 5 hours ago and just took a tbs of robitissin non drowsy are they ok to mix?

Which nyquil?: If it is the one for cough, it contains dextromethotphan, a cough suppressant, which is the same ingredient in Robitussin, (guaifenesin) fine to take one after the other 6 hours apart, but not together, read the labels and instructions carefully, all the best ...Read more

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Will non-drowsy tussin dm make you hyper?

Will non-drowsy tussin dm make you hyper?

In some people: Dm is dextromethorphan, which can act like a neurotransmitter of a stimulatory nature. ...Read more

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Loratidine non drowsy does it keep you awake?

Loratidine non drowsy does it keep you awake?

No: Loratadine is an antihistamine and should not keep one awake. If the antihistamine is paired with a decongestant then there is the potential that this combination could keep one awake. ...Read more

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What's the best non-drowsy allergy medication?

What's the best non-drowsy allergy medication?

Allegra (fexofenadine): If you are referring to over-the-counter antihistamines than Allegra (fexofenadine) is considered one of the most non-sedating on the market. Airline pilots can take this medication while flying so it has been proven to be non-sedating. Other non-sedating antihistamines include Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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Where can I buy Non drowsy Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Where can I buy Non drowsy Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Oxymoron: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) which is often associated with drowsiness although not everyone is affected to the same extent. ...Read more

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What's the most effective non-drowsy allergy medication?

What's the most effective non-drowsy allergy medication?

Allergy Med: This is not a fair question, and I am sorry, but I must disagree with dr. Kwok. The sole oral antihistamine that does not cross the blood brain barrier and does not cause drowsiness in fexofenadine (aka. Allegra). Every other otc oral antihistamine has the risk of drowsiness. Most effective is also not fair bc every patient is different and we tailor therapy to the patient. C ur allergist. ...Read more

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How come non-drowsy Claritin (loratadine) still makes you tired?

How come non-drowsy Claritin (loratadine) still makes you tired?

Claritin (loratadine): Hello, I have treated many people with allergy with antihistamines. Even though they are listed as non sedating, some people react to these medications in an unexpected fashion. Sedation may still occur and if this is present, I usually recommend using this medication if needed at night before sleep. It will still work for 24 hours and may help with allergy and sleep. ...Read more

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In your expert opinion, what's the best non-drowsy allergy medicine?

Steroid spray: Nasal steroid does not cause drowsiness but you will need a prescription. For otc antihistamine, Allegra is likely the least likely to cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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I had Allegra (fexofenadine) d non drowsy 24 hours ago and was wondering if I can drink?

I had Allegra (fexofenadine) d non drowsy 24 hours ago and was wondering if I can drink?

Not a problem: The allergra is out of your system by 24 hours and so the question is moot for you. However there is no interaction between allegra (fexofenadine) and alcohol. ...Read more

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Is there anything stronger than claratin or loratadin for allergies? Only non drowsy medications

Is there anything stronger than claratin or loratadin for allergies? Only non drowsy medications

Allergies: Good question. Not really taking the drug between 4 to 6 pm helps not the D form) as that is before things bloom adding in a nasal steroid spray (which is otc) in the am also helps. Your doctor could add in singulair (montelukast) at bedtime as well. Bad season this year ...Read more

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Please describe a good non-drowsy allergy medicine for someone who is allergic to almost everything?

Nondrowsy medication: The antihistamine fexofenadine (allegra) is a very good non-drowsy medication. Claritin (loratadine) is also non drowsy. Zyrtec has a low likelihood of leading to drowsiness. The nasal steroid sprays are all non-drowsy. There are a lot of choices. Allergy injections are the best long term treatment for environmental allergies and are non-drowsy. ...Read more

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Can a non drowsy antihistamine that had no side effects that I've noticed hurt you if u take 2 pills in 24hrs instead of 2?

Can a non drowsy antihistamine that had no side effects that I've noticed hurt you if u take 2 pills in 24hrs instead of 2?

No: Which antihistamine? Why using it? Sometimes, for chronic urticaria, cetirizine [Zyrtec] is dosed at 3 a day. The official dose of these is 1 a day. Allegra and claritin are also sometimes used at double or triple dose. It is best if you consult a Dr before you take doses higher than usual. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is anything that contains the same ingredients that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has but its non drowsy?

Antihistamine: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the first generation antihistamine that has anticholinergic property and crosses the blood-brain barrier causing drowsiness. Several other second generation antihistamine works well and does not cause drowsiness like zyrtec, allergra and claritin. ...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


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Drowsiness (Definition)

Drowsiness = feeling sleepy/ feeling ...Read more