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Uc. Ulcerative colitis. Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine).?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Zyrtec (cetirizine) with UC
Thanks for asking--its always a good idea when you have a systemic disease to check with doctor before taking a new drug.
Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine. Per pdr, referrable to the GI tract, when taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 5% get dry mouth, 5.6% get abdominal pain, 2-3% get diarrhea, 2-3% get nausea &/or vomiting, less than 2% get constipation, flatulence, rectal hemorrhage, % mouth ulcers. Sounds safe enough w/uc.

In brief: Zyrtec (cetirizine) with UC
Thanks for asking--its always a good idea when you have a systemic disease to check with doctor before taking a new drug.
Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine. Per pdr, referrable to the GI tract, when taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 5% get dry mouth, 5.6% get abdominal pain, 2-3% get diarrhea, 2-3% get nausea &/or vomiting, less than 2% get constipation, flatulence, rectal hemorrhage, % mouth ulcers. Sounds safe enough w/uc.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not for this
Zyrtec (cetirizine) is not used for uc.
There are other meds for that. You should see your gastroenterologist for treatment, management, and monitoring.

In brief: Not for this
Zyrtec (cetirizine) is not used for uc.
There are other meds for that. You should see your gastroenterologist for treatment, management, and monitoring.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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