Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule

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Introduction

Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule is a combination medicine used in the treatment of allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, throat irritation, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are dryness in the mouth, headache, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, restlessness. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It can also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Zyrtec D Capsule

  • Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Benefits of Zyrtec D Capsule

In Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule is used to treat an itchy, stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, or other symptoms caused by seasonal hay fever (allergic rhinitis). It works by reducing certain substances in the body called histamines that are responsible for the allergic symptoms. It also reduces swelling inside the nose and thus decreases symptoms such as stuffy nose. This helps in easy breathing and makes you feel better. Drink plenty of liquids, including chicken soup to feel better.

Side effects of Zyrtec D Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zyrtec D

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Restlessness
  • Sleepiness

How to use Zyrtec D Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zyrtec D Capsule works

Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Cetirizine and Pseudoephedrine, which relieves sneezing and runny nose caused due to allergies. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Zyrtec D Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes etc.
  • Stop taking Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • If you drink alcohol while you are taking Zyrtec D 5 mg/120 mg Capsule, be aware of its effects on you and do not drink more than moderate amounts.
  • Keep sipping water or try chewing sugar-free gum to get relief from dryness in the mouth.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient concerns

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References

  1. Cetirizine hydrochloride + Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. Pfizer. 2003 [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Cetirizine. New York, New York: Pfizer Labs; 2003. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. Maidenhead, Berks: McNeil Products Limited; 1998 [revised 30 Jan. 2013]. [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Cetrizine. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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