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Zyrtec may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Zyrtec is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there ... View More
Zyrtec is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby. Larg... View More
Zyrtec does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Zyrtec should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zyrtec may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Not recommended... View More
Zyrtec is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zyrtec may not be needed in these... View More
Zyrtec belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis and some... View More
Uses of Zyrtec
- Allergic conditions
Side effects of Zyrtec
How to use Zyrtec
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Zyrtec may be taken with o... View More
How Zyrtec works
Zyrtec is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Zyrtec to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
- It's much less likely to make you feel sleepy than other similar medications.
- It is okay to take Zyrtec with most other medications as it has few drug interactions.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Zyrtec can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Zyrtec as it may cause increased sleepiness.
- Stop taking Zyrtec at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Allergic rhinitis, Hay fever, Allergies, Urticaria
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Allergic conditions Adult: 10 mg once daily or 5 mg bid. Elderly: Initially, 5 mg once daily. Hepatic impairment: Initially, 5 mg once daily.... View More
Oral Allergic conditions Child: 6-23 mth 2.5 mg once daily increased to max of 2.5 mg bid in childn >12 mth; 2-5 yr 5 mg once daily or in 2 divided do... View More
Renal impairment GFR >50 mL/min: Dose adjustment not necessary GFR ? 50 mL/min: 5 mg PO qDay Peritoneal dialysis: 5 mg PO qDay Intermittent hemodial... View More
Mode of Action
Cetirizine is a potent and highly selective antagonist of the peripheral histamine H1-receptor on effector cells in the GI tract, blood vessels and resp... View More
Hepatic or renal impairment; elderly; tasks requiring mental alertness eg, driving or operating heavy machinery; pregnancy. Lactation: Excreted in br... View More
>10% Somnolence (2-14%),Headache (11-14%) 1-10% Fatigue (5.9%),Dry mouth (5%),Dizziness (2%),Diarrhea (2-3%),Malaise (4%),Bronchospasm (2-3%),Vomit... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women Lactation Cetirizine has been reported to be present in human breast ... View More
Additive CNS depression when administered concomitantly w/ other CNS depressants (e.g. sedatives, tranquilisers).
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