Cetirizine

What is Cetirizine?

It is an antihistamine used to relieve allergic phenomena and also as a preventive when getting exposed to known allergens. The levo-form is more effective and also devoid of sedative effects usually seen while using anti-histamines.

Questions and answers on "Cetirizine"

I took my 10mg cetirizine this morning as usual, then tonight as i was preparing for my early morning I laid out my vitamins and cetirizine for easy access. I took the cetirizine again tonight by accidnent. Sonat this point, i will have taken two 10 mg aller-tecs approximately 13 hours a part. Is there anything or side effects that i should be concerned with by doing this?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Usually no worries

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

this dosage within 13 hours usually does not cause any harm or dangerous conditions, so there is no need to worry. If you drive or operate any heavy machinery you might want to avoid that temporarily in case you are experiencing any...

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My pollen allergy reaction this morning is overwhelming the 24 hour, 10mg cetirizine hydrochloride tablet I took yesterday at 5 PM. Can I take a 24 hour, 10mg loratadine tablet now (11 AM) for relief from my sneezing and runny nose? The drug interaction tool on WebMD does not indicate any negative interaction between these medications and I have not had adverse reactions to either separately before

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
YES

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Yes , you can take loratidine with cetirizine safely.

Thanks

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My stomach area has a bumps and I itch there little red bumps only on my stomach I have no animals and I have tried every lotion cream u can think of don't know what to do

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Get blood tests done. Take cetirizine tablets.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have looked at the images. The first thing that I would suggest is to get the following blood tests done:
* Blood for complete blood count including platelets
* Coagulation...

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Hi Doctor,

I have allergic inside my skin in my back and face and it makes me itch. The itch reduced a little bit. Please, could you give me medicine to treatment this situation?

Thank you

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Take some antiallergic like cetirizine.

Detailed Answer:
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I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. You can take some antiallergic like cetirizine once daily for the next few days. You may continue to use some moisturizer like...

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I'm prone to catching cold and start sneezing when weather changes or I get drenched too much in rain. I happens once in every 2-3 months. And it doesn't goes away until I take antibiotics or medications.
Can you please suggest me some OTC medicine which I can take in cases of mild sneezing which is not going past 2-3 days.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can take antiallergics

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

You can take over the counter anti-allergic medicine like cetirizine to control sneezing.

Tab Cetirizine can be taken upto two times a day. It should be taken as and when required.

Hope it helps.

Dr Vaishalee...

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What antihistamine should I get for stuffy nose

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
cetirizine is a good choice

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

cetirizine is a good choice for nasal symptoms, particularly those related to allergic reactions. The antihistamine effect will reduce the nasal secretions.

I hope I've helped!

Kind...

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I developed a rash on my neck right in themiddle in the front. Its has 5 pimples that look like a 5 on dice. Nest to it is 2 more. It itches and is irrated. But I have them no where else. Its been 3 days

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Image needed. Use cetirizine.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.
I have gone through your query and it seems that it could be either an allergic rash or a fungal infection. I would need you to upload an image of the affected area so that I could give you proper...

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My 1.5 year old baby is coughing a lot and sometimes with mucus coming out of nose. She does not have any fever. Can you please suggest any cough syrup or any other medicine for her

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Some antiallergic like cetirizine needs to be given.

Detailed Answer:
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Most often such symptoms are due to viral infection which usually have an allergic component associated. I would give her Relent Plus (contains cetirizine) 1.5 ml once daily...

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I am suffering from loose motion & I took norflox tz ... Got bad reaction, penis get itchy

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Brief Answer:
take cetirizine. apply calamine lotion

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query carefully and understand your concerns. It is not recommended to take medicines like Norflox TZ whenever getting loose stools. Anyway, please stop taking it....

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Recent questions on  Cetirizine

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Hello, I suffered from chronic hives for 71/2 years. I would have multiple outbreaks each year that only subsided after several weeks of prednisone (as much as 60 mg with a taper). i also was on multiple antihistamines to include: fexofenadine montelukast, doxepin, cetirizine and ranitidine. For the last 3 years I was finally hive free but was taking cetirizine BID and had occasional itching episodes but no hives. This past Fall I was diagnosed with osteoporosis after an arm fracture. I started on alendrolate 70mg/week in late Nov. In late January I started with a hive outbreak. I started with all the usual meds as well as prednisone. I did a taper and was down to 10mg/day but each time I tried to stop, I would have more hives. Finally after being on the prednisone for 6 weeks, at my ENT doctors recommendation I stopped it anyway. So now I have been waking up most days with hives, some days just a few, others with many. I am extremely frustrated. Hives won t kill you but they do make you miserable. The only things that have changed since Nov. were a thyroid medication dose adjustment and initiation of alendrolate. an the alendrolate be the cause of this outbreak? Are there any alternatives to the alendrolate that would not have the same result?

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respected doctor, my kid is suffering from cold, cough and fever from 14.1.2011 on wards. from that time onwards we are giving cetirizine suryp, indclave-bid syrup. from 2 days onwards red rashes are raised on the face and body. kid was suffering from continuous cough also. yesterday blood test was done. ESR 1st hour 40 recorded. remaining tests are normal. today doctor suggested to give 4ml azithromycin oral suspension 40mg and 2ml and 2ml will give remaining days. please suggest me what are the steps we will take to relief my kid from this adverse illhealth. awaiting yours reply

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The other day I was assisting my child w an injury....when i was done i had this strange feeling as if all blood rushed out of my head.....my husband and daughter said that i was very pale and lips were purple....I had 2 beers and had some snacks we were camping....and was fine shortly after and since....what may have happend....I am a healthy person...do have a interactive tyroid that i take synthroid for and have for years........also had a zyrtec in the am of that day...thanks

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Hello, I started an antibiotic, got a pretty severe allergic reaction, went on Benadryl, went OFF Benadryl because it wasn t helping, and got prescribed Prednisone (steroid) and Cetirizine (antihistamine) to combat the reaction. Could this be enough cause for my late period, now late 3-4 days?

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