Generic Name - Cetirizine
Category - Antihistaminic, H 1-receptor
Hay fever, Allergy
Generic for Zyrtec* is used to prevent the effets of a substance called histamine, which is produced by the body. Cetrizine (Generic for Zyrtec*) is an antihistamine that can relieve or prevent the symptoms of hay fever and other types of allergy.
Generic for Zyrtec* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Zyrtec* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Zyrtec* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
. Liver disease
. Kidney disease
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Zyrtec*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
. Certain antidepressants or tranquilizers
. Certain narcotics or pain medicines
. Certain medicines used for anxiety or to help produce sleep
Generic for Zyrtec* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericZyrtec*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Zyrtec* is 5 or 10 milligrams once a day, depending on the severity of the allergy symptoms. Those who have a kidney or liver condition would be started on 5 milligrams daily.
Generic for Zyrtec* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Zyrtec* side Effects include abdominal pain, coughing, diarrhea, headache, nosebleed, sleepiness, sore throat and wheezing.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Zyrtec*.
Generic for Zyrtec* and Pregnancy
Generic for Zyrtec* is not recommended for use in the first months of pregnancy as it can cause birth defects. Be sure you have discussed this with your doctor.
Generic for Zyrtec* and Breastfeeding
Generic zyrtec being a antihistamines passes into the breast milk. Use is not recommended since babies are more susceptible to the side effects of antihistamines, such as unusual excitement or irritability. Also, since these medicines tend to decrease the secretions of the body, it is possible that the flow of breast milk may be reduced in some patients.
Generic for Zyrtec* and Pediatric
Use of Generic for Zyrtec* is likely to cause some serious side effects in children. Do consult your doctor and seek medical advice.
Generic for Zyrtec* and Geriatric
Use of Generic for Zyrtec* is likely to cause some serious side effects in elderly patients considering the age-related problems they may have. Do consult your doctor and seek medical advice.
The above information about Generic for Zyrtec* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.