Ceterizine

What is Ceterizine?

Cetirizine (trade names Zyrtec, Reactine) is a second-generation antihistamine used in the treatment of hay fever, allergies, angioedema, and urticaria. It is a major metabolite of hydroxyzine, and a racemic selective H1 receptor antagonist.

Second-generation antihistamines like cetirizine are less able to cross the blood-brain barrier and therefore have diminished effects on the central nervous system compared to first-generation drugs: for instance they are less likely to induce drowsiness or to interfere with memory formation.

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Hi, I m 22 and have been on the contraceptive pill Microgynon 30 for 4 years. I recently started taking ceterizine tablets twice a day because of a...

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Welcome to HCM.
There is no drug interaction between cetrizine and contraceptive pills.Cetrizine can cause sedative effect.You can use topical skin...

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Hi, I m 22 and have been on the contraceptive pill Microgynon 30 for 4 years. I recently started taking ceterizine tablets twice a day because of a...

doctor1 MD

Hello.Welcome.There is no problem taking both cetrizine and microgynon together.Cetrizine is enough for allergy.Good luck.

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Hi, I m 22 and have been on the contraceptive pill Microgynon 30 for 4 years. I recently started taking ceterizine tablets twice a day because of a...

doctor1 MD

Hi,thanks for query.No there is no need to worry about drug reaction.Please take tablets once only.You can apply lacto calamine lotion over the...

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