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What is the treatment for zyrtec (cetirizine) overdose?

What is the treatment for zyrtec (cetirizine) overdose?

Observation: The major consequence is sedation so observation in a safe place - in bed at home or in the er - is almost always adequate. Irregular heart beat is extremely rare. If massive overdose is suspected - say a small child swallows 10 or more 10 mg tablets - vomiting may be induced with syrup of ipecac. ...Read more

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Cetirizine (Definition)

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


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What is the treatment for zyrtec (cetirizine) overdose?

Observation: The major consequence is sedation so observation in a safe place - in bed at home or in the er - is almost always adequate. Irregular heart beat is extremely rare. If massive overdose is suspected - say a small child swallows 10 or more 10 mg tablets - vomiting may be induced with syrup of ipecac. ...Read more

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What can I do as a nurse if a 3 year old child is brought to the emergency room being overdose on zyrtec (cetirizine) and has a BP of 70/42 , pulse 70 , 35 resp?

What can I   do as a nurse  if a 3 year old child is brought to the emergency room being overdose on zyrtec (cetirizine) and has a BP of 70/42 , pulse 70 , 35 resp?

See blelow: The main se of a zyrtec (cetirizine) od are restlessness, irritability and drowsiness. Pumping the stomach may help but once the drug is absorbed, supportive care is all that can be done. Give IV fluids. The BP is a bit low as is the hr - the fluids may help. Otherwise, monitor the child's cardiorespiratory activity and treat appropriately - if in ed pressors as needed. ...Read more

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After taking 5 pills of zyrtec, (cetirizine) would I be overdosed?

After taking 5 pills of zyrtec, (cetirizine) would I be overdosed?

Probably not: I would recommend you not take more than 1 zyrtec (cetirizine) tablet in 24 hours unless directed by a physician. ...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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Zyrtec (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more