Coming soon. Treats allergy symptoms. Zyrtec (Cetirizine) is a once-daily allergy relief medication that won't make you feel too sleepy. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+
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FDA side effect reports for Zyrtec » How it works Elestat Zyrtec Coming soon. Zyrtec (Cetirizine) is an antihistamine. It blocks histamine, a chemical that causes congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions. Antihistamines can also make you sleepy, but Zyrtec is a low-drowsiness version. Type of medication Elestat Zyrtec Prescription or OTC Available as Elestat Zyrtec Pill Liquid capsule Dissolving tablet Liquid Used for Elestat Zyrtec › Allergic Conjunctivitis Risk factors for serious side effects Elestat Zyrtec Coming soon. › Taking with alcohol › Taking other medicines that make you less alert › Current kidney disease › Current liver disease Detailed Zyrtec (Cetirizine) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.
Kidneys and liver Elestat Zyrtec No kidneys and liver related info. › People with kidney or liver disease may need to take a lower dose of Zyrtec (Cetirizine) to prevent overdose. Talk with your doctor to be sure you are using the correct dose.
Sleep Elestat Zyrtec No sleep related info. › Can make you feel sleepy, so take it at bedtime if needed. Upsides and benefits Elestat Zyrtec Coming soon › Zyrtec (Cetirizine) works as well as other antihistamines to treat sneezing and runny nose, but causes less sedation. › Works well to also treat hives and itchy skin. › Zyrtec (Cetirizine) is available over the counter without a prescription. › It comes as a tablet, liquid, and quick-dissolving tablet. › It can provide quick relief of allergy symptoms for both kids and adults. › It's okay to take with most other medications because it has few drug interactions. › Most people don't get any side effects from Zyrtec (Cetirizine). Downsides and risks Elestat Zyrtec Coming soon › Although it works fast, its effectiveness wears off for some people over time. › Zyrtec (Cetirizine) can be slightly more sedating than Allegra or Claritin. › Some people find that other more sedating antihistamines, like Benadryl, are more effective for them than Zyrtec (Cetirizine). › If you have daily allergy symptoms, a prescription nasal steroid spray might be better for you long-term. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Elestat Zyrtec Coming soon › Starts working in a few hours. Only take it once a day. › Can make you feel sleepy, so take it at bedtime if needed. › Avoid some of the side effects by drinking plenty of non-caffeinated liquids. › If you need to use it for more than a few weeks, talk with your doctor about trying a nasal steroid instead since it might work better for you long-term. › Using an antihistamine eye drop instead can also work better to treat itchy or watery eyes. Learn more More about Elestat Side effects FDA package insert More about Zyrtec Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert