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My 6 year old daughter has allergies and I wanted to find out if I can give her zirtec?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Zyrtec (cetirizine) safe at 6 yo

The dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) for a 6 year old (yo) is 5 mg once a day and is available as a liquid or chewable tablet.

In brief: Zyrtec (cetirizine) safe at 6 yo

The dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) for a 6 year old (yo) is 5 mg once a day and is available as a liquid or chewable tablet.
Dr. Martin Ostro
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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: You can!

Zyrtec (cetirizine) is over the counter and effective -- recommended dosing is 5-10mg daily for a 6 year old -- start with 5mg, if not effective increase to 10mg.
Because there is very mild sedation with zyrtec, (cetirizine) i recommend dosing before bedtime.

In brief: You can!

Zyrtec (cetirizine) is over the counter and effective -- recommended dosing is 5-10mg daily for a 6 year old -- start with 5mg, if not effective increase to 10mg.
Because there is very mild sedation with zyrtec, (cetirizine) i recommend dosing before bedtime.
Dr. Harris Cohen
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