Cetirizine Generic (Zyrtec) US$ 0.08 ea

Package Size: 100ct
Available Strengths: 10mg

Cetirizine (Zyrtec) is an antihistamine used to treat both seasonal and perennial allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose (rhinitis), itching eyes, and sneezing. Supplied by two leading manufacturers Bal Pharma and Medley Pharmaceuticals to the State Pharmaceutical Corporation of Sri Lanka. Due to packaging changes the item you receive may differ in appearance to the photograph.

Manufacturer:  SPC
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Generic NameCetirizine
Popular BrandsZyrtec, Piriteze, Pollenshield, Pollenshield, Benadryl, Ceticad, Neuosil, Zetecet, Zetect, Alerlisin, Formistin, Reactine, Setir, Virlix, Zyrlex
Package100ct
Max Order Size20
Package DescriptionBlister Pack
Strengths10mg

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What is the most important information I should know about Cetirizine?

  • Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Cetirizine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in a small percentage of people. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.
  • Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking Cetirizine.
  • While you are taking Cetirizine, do not take other prescription or over-the-counter cough, cold, or allergy medications without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

What is Cetirizine?

  • Cetirizine is an antihistamine. Cetirizine blocks the actions of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in the body. Cetirizine is less likely than some other antihistamines to cause side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness.
  • Cetirizine is used to treat the symptoms of allergies such as sneezing; runny nose; itching, tearing, and redness of the eyes; and hives.
  • Cetirizine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Cetirizine?

  • Do not take Cetirizine without first talking to your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to it or to the medication hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril).
  • Before taking Cetirizine, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease. You may need a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.
  • Cetirizine is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Cetirizine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
  • Cetirizine passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. Do not take Cetirizine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
  • If you are over 65 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects from Cetirizine. Your doctor may prescribe a lower dose of this medication.

How should I take Cetirizine?

  • Take Cetirizine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
  • Take the tablets with a full glass of water.
  • Cetirizine can be taken with or without food.
  • Store Cetirizine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

  • If you are taking Cetirizine on a regular schedule, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose.
  • If you are taking Cetirizine as needed, take the missed dose if it is needed, then wait the recommended or prescribed amount of time before taking another dose.

What happens if I overdose?

  • Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
  • Symptoms of a Cetirizine overdose are not well known but may include drowsiness.

What should I avoid while taking Cetirizine?

  • Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Cetirizine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.
  • Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking Cetirizine.
  • Cetirizine may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness or dizziness, including antidepressants, alcohol, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain relievers, anxiety medicines, muscle relaxants, and other antihistamines. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine without first talking to your doctor.
  • While you are taking Cetirizine, do not take other prescription or over-the-counter cough, cold, or allergy medications without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

What are the possible side effects of Cetirizine?

  • Stop taking Cetirizine and seek emergency medical attention if you experience a rare but serious allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
  • Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Cetirizine and talk to your doctor if you experience
    • drowsiness;
    • dizziness;
    • headache; or
    • dry mouth.
  • Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect Cetirizine?

  • Cetirizine may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness or dizziness, including antidepressants, alcohol, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain relievers, anxiety medicines, muscle relaxants, and other antihistamines. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine without first talking to your doctor.
  • While you are taking Cetirizine, do not take other prescription or over-the-counter cough, cold, or allergy medications without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Cetirizine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

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