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    Cetirizine Information

    Cetirizine is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Allergy, Urticaria Pigmentosa, Common Cold. Secondary and off-label uses of Cetirizine have also been mentioned below.

    The right dosage of Cetirizine depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Some other side effects of Cetirizine have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Cetirizine are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    In addition, Cetirizine's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Cetirizine related warnings talks about Cetirizine's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Some other conditions that can be affected by Cetirizine are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Drug interactions for Cetirizine have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Cetirizine is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



    Cetirizine Benefits & Uses

    Cetirizine is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Cetirizine Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Allergy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 7 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Allergy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 7 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Allergy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 7 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Cetirizine Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Cetirizine safe for pregnant women?


      Cetirizine is safe for pregnant women.

      Safe
    • Is the use of Cetirizine safe during breastfeeding?


      Side effects of Cetirizine for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Cetirizine on the Kidneys?


      Cetirizine rarely harms the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Cetirizine on the Liver?


      Cetirizine may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Cetirizine on the Heart?


      There are no any side effects of Cetirizine for the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Cetirizine with Other Drugs

    Cetirizine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate

    Mild



    Cetirizine Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Cetirizine unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Cetirizine

    • Is this Cetirizine habit forming or addictive?


      Cetirizine is not addictive in nature.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Cetirizine. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Cetirizine is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      There is no benefit of taking Cetirizine for mental disorders.

      No

    Cetirizine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Cetirizine


      It is safe to take Cetirizine with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Cetirizine


      Consuming Cetirizine with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Cetirizine

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Cetirizine cause high blood pressure?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    No, taking Cetirizine does not cause high blood pressure. However, if you are experiencing fluctuations in blood pressure while taking this drug. Do not delay, inform your doctor immediately.

    Question about 5 years ago

    When to take Cetirizine?

    Dr. Ajay Kumar. MBBS, MD , Psychiatry, General Physician, Infectious Disease, Sexology, Internal Medicine, Venereology, Diabetology

    Absorption of Cetirizine is not affected by food and hence can be taken with or without food. Preferably it should be taken in the evening. However, you are recommended to take it as per the doctor's instructions.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Is Cetirizine a decongestant?

    Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

    No, Cetirizine is not a decongestant. It is an antihistamine, used to relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis, urticaria, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, and sneezing.

    Question over 5 years ago

    Does Cetirizine cause stomach upset?

    Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

    Yes, [medicine] can cause stomach upset. It is a common side effect of this drug. Please inform your doctor if you are experiencing stomach upset after taking this medicine.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Why should Cetirizine be taken at night?

    Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

    There is no fixed rule to take this Medicine], this drug can be taken during any time of the day as per doctor's instructions. However, taking it in the evening is more advisable because this drug can cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Activities such as driving and operating heavy machinery should be avoided after taking this Cetirizine to prevent accidents and injuries.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 166-167

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 316-317

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; ZYRTEC® (cetirizine hydrochloride) Tablets and Syrup For Oral Use



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