Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
179 Doctors are Online

Taking levothyroxine 75mg. Will it be safe to take zyrtec for decongestant?

User rating for this question
Excellent
Answered by

Pediatrician
Practicing since : 1976
Answered : 1872 Questions
Question
I take levothyroxine 75mg, can I take Zyrtec for decongestion. I have a bad cold and need something.
Posted Sat, 2 Feb 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal 10 minutes later
Hi XXXXXXX

Thank you for your query.

You can certainly take Zyrtec for your upper cold) along with your thyroid medication. You can also take steam inhalation for immediate relief.

I hope I have responded to your query to your satisfaction. Please feel free to revert back in case you need any clarifications or would like to share more facts.

Wishing you an early recovery.

Regards,

RKK
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: Taking levothyroxine 75mg. Will it be safe to take zyrtec for decongestant? 10 minutes later
Dr. Khandelwal, Thanks for the response. Is there something you would recommend in place of Zyrtec? I have congestion in my head but not in my chest. I have no other cold symptoms. Thanks.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal 12 minutes later
Hi XXXXXXX

Thank you for reverting back.

Instead of Zyrtec you can have any other tablet containing pseudoephedrine three times a day. However pseudoephedrine is going to make you a bit drowsy and light headed.

I hope I have responded to your query.

Wishing you an early recovery.

Regards,

RKK
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Drug/Medication

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Internal Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor