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Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup

Manufacturer: Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Cetirizine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup also known as antihistamine, used for treating allergic symptoms like itching, sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes. This medication treat conditions such as swelling or itching caused by hives. The chemical known as histamine is the reason for the allergic symptoms that you suffer from. Belonging to a drug group antihistamine, Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup blocks this chemical and relieves you from these symptoms. You can intake this medication with or without food. It is available in the form of tablets, capsules and syrups. Remember, this medication do not prevent the symptoms, it only reduces it.

The dosage of this medication should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. It is advised not to intake Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup in larger amount or for a longer period of duration than required. If you have tablet of this medication, make sure to chew it properly before swallowing. Try not to have overdose of Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup as it can lead to restlessness or nervousness followed by drowsiness.

Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup is a second generation antihistamine and does not have too many side effects except stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth, tiredness and drowsiness. If you are troubling from the conditions like urinary incontinence, blurred vision, insomnia and irregular heartbeats, then stop the consumption of this medication and seek a medical help as early as possible.

Keep these precautions in mind, before and after taking Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup :

  • This medication can cause drowsiness and it may also have different reactions, vary from one person to another. Be cautious while taking this medication, especially in initial stages. Avoid drinking and driving during this period.
  • Do not take this medication if you are allergic to any ingredient that has been used in it.
  • Consult your doctor before taking Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup if you are planning a baby or you are pregnant. Remember, not to use this medicine if you are a breastfeeding woman.
  • Get your doctor informed before taking this medication if you have any disease related to kidney or liver.
This medication is used to cure the symptoms related to seasonal and long-term Rhinitis.

Utricaria

This medication cures chronic skin complications associated with Urticaria.
Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup should not be used if you have a known history of allergy to it.

Kidney disease

This medication is not recommended if you are suffering from end-stage kidney disease. Children below 12 years with kidney abnormalities should not use this medication.
In addition to its intended effect, Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Sleepiness.

Moderate Less Common

headache

Moderate Less Common

Blurred vision

Moderate Less Common

Running nose and cough

Moderate Less Common

Dry mouth

Moderate Less Common

diarrhea

Moderate Less Common

Nausea or Vomiting

Moderate Less Common

Difficulty in passing urine

Moderate Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medication lasts for an average of 24 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The effect of this medication can be observed within an hour of oral administration.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup is not known to cause any harmful effect on the fetus. There is a lack of conclusive evidence from clinical studies and hence benefits and risks should be weighed before usage. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Is it habit forming?

No, it does not contain habit forming tendencies.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Women who are breastfeeding should not use this medication as it can cause side effects for the baby. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Wockhardt Ltd
Cipla Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Lupin Ltd

Are there any missed dose instructions?

Missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. A dose should be skipped if the time of the second scheduled dose is near.

Are there any overdose instructions?

Doctor consultation is recommended if an overdose is suspected. Immediate medical attention may be needed in such situation. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, restlessness and confusion.
This medication selectively inhibits the peripheral H1 receptors thereby reducing the histamine levels in the body. It specifically acts on allergies caused in the stomach and intestine, blood vessels and airways leading to the lung.

Ques: what is Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup?

Ans: Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup is a medication which is used to treat and avoid allergic sign of illness associated with rhinitis and seasonal allergies. it is also can be used to treat allergic rhinitis appearing together. running nose, sneezing, watery eyes, itching and hives are some of the symptoms.

Ques: what is Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup used for?

Ans: Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup which is used to prevent and manage symptoms of asthma. it belongs to group of medication known as leukotriene receptor antagonists. it also gives relives in symptoms such as seasonal allergy, rhinitis and hay fever.

Ques: what are the side effects of Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup?

Ans: There are some side effects of Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup and they may or may not be the severe once. the side effects of Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup are mentioned below: severe once: chest tightness, dizziness and diarrhea. minor once: headache, stomach pain, cough, running nose, fever, blurred vision, heartburn, skin rash, nausea and vomiting, joint pain, etc.

Ques: what are the most common side effects of Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup?

Ans:

There are some common side effects of Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup. if you are experiencing any the of below mentioned side effects, kindly contact your doctor immediately.

  1. thirst
  2. scaly and itching skin
  3. fever
  4. weakness or unusual tiredness
  5. abdominal or stomach pain

Ques: does Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup make you drowsiness?

Ans: It totally depends on the amount of dosage has been prescribed to the patient. or if we talk about it’s effects on infants so, small doses as per prescription are acceptable during breastfeeding. large dose and extended use of this medication can cause drowsiness and other side effects on infants or it can also decrease the milk supply.

Ques: is Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup an antihistamine?

Ans: Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup is an antihistamine. antihistamine is a drug that prevents the physiological effects of histamine. most of the allergies are treated by antihistamine.

Ques: can i use Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup during pregnancy?

Ans: It can be taken during pregnancy, there no such risk of any thing. it is an allergic kind of medication. it only deals with the allergies, pain, fever, etc.

Ques: Is Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup safe during breastfeeding?

Ans: If we talk about it’s effects on infants so, small doses as per prescription are acceptable during breastfeeding. there is no side effects on small quantities as advised by doctor. large dose and extended use of this medicine can cause drowsiness on infants or it can also decrease the milk supply.
What are you using Zyrtec 5 MG Syrup for?
Allergic Rhinitis
How much was the improvement?
Average
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