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Is zyrtec an antihistamine?

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Drug Class: Antihistamines – 2nd Generation · Antihistamines – 2nd Generation – Piperazines · Ophthalmic – Antihistamines

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

May Treat: ·

Drug Class: Antihistamines – 2nd Generation · Antihistamines – 2nd Generation – Piperazines · Ophthalmic – Antihistamines

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Alcohol: Limit intake while taking this medication

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

Manufacturer: J&J CONS INC. M · PFIZER US PHARM

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Room temperature

  • For dropperette, single-use drop dispenser products : Wash hands before and after using. May wear contact lenses 10 minutes after using. Do not touch tip of open eye drop bottle. Wait 5 min. before other eye medications. May sting or burn after applying. May blur vision. Use caution when driving. Protect from heat,light,& moisture. Avoid smoking, allergens, smoke and irritants.
  • For solution, oral products : Measure dose using a dosing spoon/cup/syringe. If diabetic, be aware this drug may have sugar.
  • Room temperature

  • For dropperette, single-use drop dispenser products : Wash hands before and after using. May wear contact lenses 10 minutes after using. Do not touch tip of open eye drop bottle. Wait 5 min. before other eye medications. May sting or burn after applying. May blur vision. Use caution when driving. Protect from heat,light,& moisture. Avoid smoking, allergens, smoke and irritants.
  • For solution, oral products : Measure dose using a dosing spoon/cup/syringe. If diabetic, be aware this drug may have sugar.
  • For tablet products : May make you sleepy. Use caution when driving. Reduce or avoid drinking alcohol. Avoid other drugs that make you sleepy. Do not take more drug than directed. Avoid other medicines containing the same drug. Call doctor if you are not getting better.
  • For tablet,chewable products : Chew medicine completely before swallowing.
  • For tablet,disintegrating products : Place medicine on tongue to dissolve.

What are side effects of Zyrtec?Any warnings while using Zyrtec?Is Zyrtec contraindicated for any condition?How to use Zyrtec?What if you missed a dose of Zyrtec?What if you overdose on Zyrtec?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askWhat happens if you take too much Zyrtec?What happens if you take too much Zyrtec?Zyrtec-D, a combination drug that contains pseudoephedrine (a decongestant), can lead to more serious adverse effects. When taken beyond the recommended amount, it can cause irregular heart rhythm and palpitations.

    Precautions

    • Room temperature

    • For dropperette, single-use drop dispenser products : Wash hands before and after using. May wear contact lenses 10 minutes after using. Do not touch tip of open eye drop bottle. Wait 5 min. before other eye medications. May sting or burn after applying. May blur vision. Use caution when driving. Protect from heat,light,& moisture. Avoid smoking, allergens, smoke and irritants.
    • For solution, oral products : Measure dose using a dosing spoon/cup/syringe. If diabetic, be aware this drug may have sugar.
    • Room temperature

    • For dropperette, single-use drop dispenser products : Wash hands before and after using. May wear contact lenses 10 minutes after using. Do not touch tip of open eye drop bottle. Wait 5 min. before other eye medications. May sting or burn after applying. May blur vision. Use caution when driving. Protect from heat,light,& moisture. Avoid smoking, allergens, smoke and irritants.
    • For solution, oral products : Measure dose using a dosing spoon/cup/syringe. If diabetic, be aware this drug may have sugar.
    • For tablet products : May make you sleepy. Use caution when driving. Reduce or avoid drinking alcohol. Avoid other drugs that make you sleepy. Do not take more drug than directed. Avoid other medicines containing the same drug. Call doctor if you are not getting better.
    • For tablet,chewable products : Chew medicine completely before swallowing.
    • For tablet,disintegrating products : Place medicine on tongue to dissolve.

    What are side effects of Zyrtec?Any warnings while using Zyrtec?Is Zyrtec contraindicated for any condition?How to use Zyrtec?What if you missed a dose of Zyrtec?What if you overdose on Zyrtec?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?What happens if you take too much Zyrtec? Zyrtec-D, a combination drug that contains pseudoephedrine (a decongestant), can lead to more serious adverse effects. When taken beyond the recommended amount, it can cause irregular heart rhythm and palpitations.

    Is Zyrtec an allergy medication? Zyrtec is an allergy medication that combats your typical allergy symptoms: watery/itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. Zyrtec works by blocking histamine, a substance that the body produces during an allergic reaction.

    Why does Zyrtec make you tired? Zyrtec contains the both the left- and the right hand turning molecule of cetirizine. It is predominantly the right hand turning enantiomer that is causing the drowsiness, as you call it. And the reason is, is that this molecule breaks through the blood-brain barrier.

    What symptoms does Zyrtec relieve? Cetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.

    Is Zyrtec safe?

    Is Zyrtec safe? Zyrtec is generally considered to be safe in those with BPH and even though it does have some anticholinergic effects, they are relatively mild. If you do notice symptoms worsening with Zyrtec (e.g. decreased urine flow rate), other second-generation antihistamines,…

    Does generic Zyrtec work? Yes, generics of Zyrtec (cetirizine) are available now. Zyrtec is an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.

    What is generic Zyrtec? An Introduction to Generic Zyrtec. Zyrtec ® (cetirizine hydrochloride) is a nonprescription antihistamine approved to treat allergies and hives. It belongs to a group of medications known as non-sedating antihistamines, which are less likely to cause drowsiness.

    What is adult Zyrtec? Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an over-the-counter antihistamine that is used to treat allergies in children and adults. It’s a very popular allergy medication given that it only needs to be taken once a day. It is used to treat indoor or perennial allergic rhinitis, outdoor or seasonal allergic rhinitis,…