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Zyrtec Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cetirizine (Zyrtec)?
- What are the possible side effects of cetirizine?
- What is the most important information I should know about cetirizine?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking cetirizine?
- How should I take cetirizine?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking cetirizine?
- What other drugs will affect cetirizine?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling restless or nervous, and then feeling drowsy.
What should I avoid while taking cetirizine?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of cetirizine.
What other drugs will affect cetirizine?
Tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as other cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by cetirizine.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with cetirizine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about cetirizine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Zyrtec Information
- Zyrtec Drug Interactions Center: cetirizine oral
- Zyrtec Side Effects Center
- Zyrtec Overview including Precautions
- Zyrtec FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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