About Zyrtec

2.5 rating based on 15 ratings
Rating: 2.7 Reviews: 15
About Zyrtec

Manufacturer

UCB GMBH

Active substance

Cetirizine

Effect

Zyrtec contains the active substance cetirizine. Also note the special effect of Zyrtec .

Cetirizine is used to treat skin allergic reactions. These include certain forms of eczema, hives, itching or skin reactions to insect bites.

Cetirizine can also be used in allergic conjunctivitis of the eyes. These are often associated with redness, itching or increased tearing.

In the respiratory tract, the drug is used to treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and allergic bronchial asthma.

Young women and African-Americans have facial and neck swelling (angioedema) following the ingestion of certain active ingredients, the consumption of various foods, insect bites or physical stimuli (eg heat, cold and light). Cetirizine can also be used in these cases.

The active substance is administered as a tablet, drops or juice.

For the following application areas of Cetirizine , in-depth information is available:

  • allergy
  • eczema
  • asthma
  • itching

Please also read the information on the drug groups H1-antihistamines, antiallergic drugs, to which the active ingredient cetirizine belongs.

Areas of application according to the manufacturer’s instructions

  • Hay fever with symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, nose itching, nasal obstruction, redness or itching of the eyes, and tears
  • chronic allergic rhinitis
  • in asthma-like conditions of allergic origin as a supportive measure to suppress such complaints
  • chronic hives with symptoms such as itching, wheals and redness of the skin
  • itching in chronic hives
    and in eczema with discomfort such as
    Redness of the skin

Dosage

The dosage and duration of use depend on the type and severity of the disease. If in doubt, ask your doctor.

The tablets are swallowed whole with some liquid.

Dosage recommendation for adolescents from the age of twelve and adults:
– one tablet in the evening. If necessary, a dose increase to twice daily (morning and evening) one tablet is possible.

Dosage recommendation for children from two to twelve years:
– under 30 kilograms of body weight: half a tablet in the evening.
– About 30 kilograms of body weight: twice a day (morning and evening) half a tablet.

In case of impaired renal function, the dose must be adjusted accordingly.

Other ingredients

The following non-active ingredients are included in the medicine:

  • Hypromellose
  • Lactose
  • magnesium
  • microcrystalline cellulose
  • titanium dioxide (E 171)
  • Macrogol 400
  • silica

Potential Zyrtec side effects may include:

Effect
Percentage
38%
14%
10%

Zyrtec used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage
55%
31%
  1. Candace J. Jensen says:
    3.0 rating

    Zyrtec for Allergy

    I took the drug for a long time and always wondered about stomach ache to diarrhea. After I put it off, I feel better again and I now take Lurano for my allergy.

  2. John R. Fox says:
    3.5 rating

    Zyrtec for Allergy

    Zyrtec: … who needs to stay awake and fit for what reasons, in my experience, can not take this drug. It was already a few years ago, but when my daughter was in crawl in 1991, I take this preparation, and I still do not know what my daughter did between 8:30 and 11:30, I got up with her, played her on our marriage bed I fell asleep very deeply, and woke up with pressure sores all over my body (because I was lying on the building blocks). Then immediately disposed of this drug, and the side effects rather put up with. At some point I took another medication, but I do not know exactly what. Meanwhile, I’m back in the Desensinbiliesierung and it has helped at least for the last 2 years well, maybe because the complaints were also lower for many others? can stroke a cat once again, without having to whistle the bronchi and get big eyes, … the tempo consumption has decreased drastically, even taking asthma spray. Although I mean that is also due to the change of residence. Lots of laminate, no carpets (on new carpets I have always 1-2 years with regular Allergospasmingebrauch responds) and no more humidity, the hair-raising levels of over 70% achieved. That makes all healthy people sick.

    Side effects: Fatigue
  3. Jarvis R. Mitchell says:
    1.0 rating

    Got flu-like disorder, (38.5 ° fever after 2 days, severe headache, coughing, bad dreams). Only by discontinuation of the drug situation improved again. but sounds only very slowly. Will never take Zyrtec again.

  4. Rogelio I. Hawkins says:
    3.0 rating

    Zyrtec for Allergy

    I have no symptoms of tiredness. What teases is a constant dry mouth. There is no drinking here either. The lips are completely dry. On rainy days I do not use the remedy. Nevertheless, I am looking for alternatives, because tablets are the solution.

    Side effects: Mouth dryness
  5. Karl D. Hirsh says:
    3.0 rating

    Zyrtec for Hay fever

    Since my son suffers from hay fever, the doctor has prescribed him Zyrtec. My son is 7 years old and weighs 35 kg. As long as I gave him one half of the tablet in the evening and one half in the morning, I did not notice any side effects. When the rainy weather set in, I decided to discontinue medication. Since he was allergic to the next morning, I gave him a whole pill. 2 – 3 hours later he complained of dizziness, flickering in front of his eyes and sweating.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  6. Kimberly T. Gardner says:
    2.5 rating

    Zyrtec for Allergy

    Normally, I (25) had no problems with Zyrtec. But as I probably did not eat enough and drank too little to the tablet, I got hallucinations while going to sleep. I saw people standing in the room, heard voices, and woke up in the night sweaty with panic, because I have bad (really bad!) Dreamed ….. 2 days later I was still totally dizzy – but that was lost again.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  7. Shirley L. Tripp says:
    3.0 rating

    Dizziness, palpitations, high blood pressure, dry mouth and lips, insomnia, headache, stomach and intestinal problems, tremors, night sweats

    Side effects: Mouth dryness; Dizziness; Headache
  8. Tammy D. Hebert says:
    3.0 rating

    Zyrtec for Hay fever

    After only one tablet (10 mg) I was like a coma for a whole day: Completely knocked off, tired, headache, dry mouth, slightly elevated temperature. Obviously, I can not handle it at all.

  9. Elizabeth A. Sherman says:
    2.5 rating

    Zyrtec for Hay fever

    The drug made me dull and tired. The complaints persisted and were rather intensified.

    Side effects: Headache; Fatigue
  10. Charles M. Rivera says:
    2.0 rating

    Zyrtec for Allergy

    I have been taking Zyrtec for 19 years. One tablet in the evening before sleeping. But only in the spring. No side effects occurred.

    Side effects: No side effects
  11. Joe S. Dart says:
    1.0 rating

    Zyrtec for Allergy

    1 Zyrtec in the evening before going to sleep will not have any problems in the spring

    Side effects: No side effects
  12. Frances H. Bullock says:
    4.0 rating

    Zyrtec for Allergy

    I have been taking Zyrtek for more than 10 years and have not experienced side effects so far. If I leave out the tablet, but I am awake unusually.

    Side effects: No side effects
  13. Amy D. Morgan says:
    2.5 rating

    Zyrtec for Hay fever

    Ebastel: got it from the doctor, since I’ve been having hay fever for 15 years now and has now transferred to the bronchi (asthma) and he said that my Lorano was too weak. Hyposensitization and homeopathy were not completely problem-solving. Have not only two huge polyps (maxillary sinuses are too) meanwhile but also noticed in high phases, which I additionally need spray for the nose (Nasonex). He said Ebastel was stronger then I need nothing else. After two weeks discontinued, because constantly nervous, restless, become aggressive, heart racing without reason at the desk suddenly get. Again switched to Lorano. I have now from February to the end of April and a month in July again (early flowering and partly sweet grasses) for many years in a row. Have never noticed any side effects although otherwise I constantly allergic to Medis and can hardly take anything, take it in the evening so over an hour before going to bed, so it is not in the stomach – should no medications, can permanently inflammation. Even if Lorano is weak, in extreme phases times 2 tablets = 20 mg are better than almost all other tablets. Zytrex: sleep attacks in the middle of the day! I can not take it. Sudden nod.

    Side effects: Fatigue
  14. Stephanie G. Anderson says:
    3.5 rating

    Zyrtec for Allergy

    Although the drug is not supposed to make you tired, this medicine works better on me than any sleeping pill. If anything, I can only take this remedy before going to bed in the evening, but in the morning it is very difficult to wake up. I’m completely dizzy for a long time. I only take it when the allergenic burden is very strong for me.

    Side effects: Fatigue
  15. Donnie J. Candelaria says:
    2.5 rating

    At first I was a bit tired. However, the drug helps a lot with my allergies to house dust, pollen but with pet hair it helps me very little. But when in contact with animal hairs, the allergy lymphomas will fade faster when taken by Zyrtec. I have been taking Zyrtec for over 15 years.

    Side effects: Fatigue