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Dr. John Chiu
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Cetirizine (Definition)

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


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Does zyrtec (cetirizine) make ppl drunk?

Does zyrtec (cetirizine) make ppl drunk?

Usually no: Zyrtec, (cetirizine) a second generation antihistaminic is generally non sedating, few patints though get sedated, some with continuous use the sedative effect wears off. ...Read more

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Can zyrtec (cetirizine) be taken with uc.?

Can zyrtec (cetirizine) be taken with uc.?

Clarify?: What is uc? Is it a med? Otherwise zyrtec (cetirizine) is an anti-histamines proven to be generally safe which is why it is approved as an otc. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin and Zyrtec together?

Can you take Claritin and Zyrtec together?

NO: they are both antihistamines and would not be useful or safe taken together! Hope this helps Dr z ...Read more

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Xyzal (levocetirizine) the same as zyrtec?

Xyzal (levocetirizine) the same as zyrtec?

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. ...Read more

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Any bad side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Any bad side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Sleepiness: 10% of the patients will experience sleepiness.Best time to take it is at bedtime to cut down this side effect. ...Read more

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Can i take a Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec?

Can i take a Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec?

yes but: You should not take them unless you checked with a doctor and it all depends what you are trying to treat. They work the same, so adding one may not give you the results you are seeking. ...Read more

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Are allergra and zyrtec (cetirizine) the same?

Are allergra and zyrtec (cetirizine) the same?

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. ...Read more

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Does zyrtec (cetirizine) affect bloid pressure?

Does zyrtec (cetirizine) affect bloid pressure?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) an BP: Hello. Plain zyrtec (cetirizine) will have little affect on blood pressure. Zyrtec (cetirizine) d however could cause hypertension, increased heart rate, sleep disturbance and urinary incontinance in older men. ...Read more

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Can benedryl be taken with zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Can benedryl be taken with zyrtec (cetirizine)?

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. ...Read more

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Is having melatonin and zyrtec (cetirizine) okay?

Is having melatonin and zyrtec (cetirizine) okay?

Melatonin/Zyrtec: Hello, you can use both medications together. Remember that both these medications can be sedating so use them before sleep. ...Read more

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Can zyrtec (cetirizine) be taken with claritan d?

Can zyrtec (cetirizine) be taken with claritan d?

Antihistamine: Both of them are antihistamines, so there is no added benefit to combine them. It would be preferable to take one or the other. The 'd' refers to a decongestant that is combined with the antihistamine. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

What are the side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Minimal side effects: The side effects of zyrtec (cetirizine) are minimal compared to old antihistamines. Very small incidences of headache, sleepiness, abdominal pain, dry mouth, and nose bleeds have been reported. ...Read more

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Can i take both zyrtec amd claritin (loratadine)?

Can i take both zyrtec amd claritin (loratadine)?

You shouldn't: Both medications are in the same class called non-sedating antihistamines and are effective for 24 hours. They should not be taken at the same time. ...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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Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec?

No problem: At higher doses, for allergic rhinitis, you don't get much better effects. For chronic hives, higher doses of antihistamines can sometimes give better results. ...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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Is loratadine less severe than zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Is loratadine less severe than zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Loratadine is weaker: When loradine (claritin) was studied the manufacturer selected the lowest dose that gave a response better than placebo but didn't have more side effects than placebo. This caused it to be a fairly weakly effective med. As it wasn't studied at higher dose i can't speak to safety of higher doses. Personally, i find zyrtec (cetirizine) to be much more effective but may be more sedating. ...Read more

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Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) after taking dayquil?

Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) after taking dayquil?

You CAN but...: both medications contain antihistamines, which if taken in excess, can cause excess sedation and dryness. Elderly people and young children are at higher risk for having adverse reactions to antihistamines, which can include confusion, instability, etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2 10mg zyrtec (cetirizine) a day?

Is it safe to take 2  10mg zyrtec (cetirizine) a day?

Not recommended: The maximum daily dose recommended for zyrtec (cetirizine) 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 more

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Can i give my child zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

Can i give my child zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

Antihistamines: Both are third generation antihistamines and work effectively for allergies. However, zyrtec (cetirizine) may cause more drosiness. Do not take both at the same time. ...Read more

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Which is best zyrtec allegra (fexofenadine) claranex?

Which is best zyrtec allegra (fexofenadine) claranex?

Depends: All 3 of the mentioned new generation antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra, (fexofenadine) clarinex) are effective for treating allergic rhinitis and hives. What's interesting is that each individual person may respond better to one over the other. While every allergist probably has his/her favorite, truth is...They all work. If not happy with one, try a different one! ...Read more

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Can i take zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) together?

Can i take zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) together?

Not advisable : I would not take both at the same time because these medications do the same thing and can have additive effects if used together. They are both antihistamines for the treatment of allergies. If one of these alone is not helping, sometimes switching to the other one is helpful. If none of these remedies work, then consultation with your doctor or allergist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can you take zyrtec (cetirizine) and benadrly together?

Can you take zyrtec (cetirizine) and benadrly together?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is time tested old antihistamine and works well. It can cause drowsiness so use it before going to bed. Zyrtec causes less or no drowsiness and can be taken in the morning or day time. Most antihistamines quit working after a while. In that case consider allergy evaluation to treat the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Can you take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Can you take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes, if...: If a person was able to take zyrtec and tamiflu (oseltamivir) separately in the past, without any problems related to the medications, then she should be able to take them at the same time, together. If any concerns arise, she can ask the doctor who prescribed the tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more

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Can i take cla and zyrtec (cetirizine) at the same time?

Can i take cla and zyrtec (cetirizine) at the same time?

Yes: It appears so although any diet aid or body fat burning agent can have side effects of its own. Use caution with the tonalin. ...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