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Zyrtec Syrup


Overview

Uses of Zyrtec Syrup

Zyrtec Syrup side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness

How to use Zyrtec Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Zyrtec Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zyrtec Syrup works

Zyrtec Syrup is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Zyrtec Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Zyrtec Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zyrtec Syrup is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Zyrtec Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Zyrtec Syrup may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
SAFE
Zyrtec Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zyrtec Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zyrtec Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Zyrtec Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zyrtec Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zyrtec Syrup to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
  •  It's much less likely to make you feel sleepy than other similar medications.
  • It is okay to take Zyrtec Syrup with most other medications as it has few drug interactions.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Zyrtec Syrup can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Zyrtec Syrup as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Zyrtec Syrup at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zyrtec with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
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Brand(s): Risure
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zyrtec

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My kid having cold. Can I give zyrtec 60 ml to her? My paediatric suggested this. But I forgot this for what purpose this syrup is. Pls suggest
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Cold can not be due to same reason every time.There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of child. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. Your child may need antibiotics. It is mandatory for the customer to have a prescription for the prescription medicines he/she is procuring. Valid prescription cannot be given without diagnosis.
Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Zyrtec with Betahistine?

Zyrtec should not be taken with Betahistine as Zyrtec has antihistamine action and Betahistine has histamine-like action. Using the two medicines together may lower the efficacy of either of them.

Q. Is cetirizine safe?

Cetirizine is safe at the prescribed dose by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Q. Is cetirizine good for cold/ used for sore throat/ allergic reaction/itching/hives?

Cetirizine is used to treat cold or allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, or runny nose. It is also used to treat hives, but not used for sore throat. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Q. Can you take cetirizine for prickly heat?

Cetirizine can be used for prickly heat to reduce the itching. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Q. Can I take cetirizine with high blood pressure?

Patients with high blood pressure can take cetirizine. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Q. Can I take cetirizine with loratadine/ diphenhydramine/ brompheniramine/ fexofenadine?

No. Patient should not take cetirizine with these drugs as they are from same category of antihistamines. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Q. Does cetirizine make you sleepy or cause drowsiness?

Patient may feel sleepy after taking cetirizine. Always consult your doctor

Q. Does cetirizine make you gain weight?

It is rarely seen, but there is a possibility that cetirizine, like other anti-histamines, might cause weight gain.

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References
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 8-2-337, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, INDIA
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