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Cetirizine

OTC
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Other Names: Zyrtec   Reactine   Piriteze

Zyrtec

OTC
/ 57,452 posts
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 5,571 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 57,452 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Cetirizine , a second-generation antihistamine, is a major metabolite of hydroxyzine, and a racemic histamine H1 receptor inverse agonist used in the treatment of allergies, hay fever,and urticaria... Read more on Wikipedia
Cetirizine , a second-generation antihistamine, is a major metabolite of hydroxyzine, and a racemic histamine H1 receptor inverse agonist used in the treatment of allergies, hay fever,and urticaria... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Tord
May 2, 2014
Tord wrote
Zyrtec is way better that the low price shit cetrizine
Zyrtec is the best of all the alergy pills i have used. yes it kinda makes you sleepy but, it doesnt fuck up your brain as sleeping pills do! Cetrizine is a low price shit without any effect! i personally recommend Zyrtec as it works and i have no problems whatsoever with it, for all the years that i have used it!
Lots of times with many not all but many of the generic brands don't use as much of the active ingredient to save $$$$ for the drug companies. This mainly happens with prescription drugs and not OTC meds. That's probably y the generic does not work as well for u.
Ur friendly neighborhood pharmacist  |  August 21, 2014
Zyrtec is just a brand name. Cetirizine HCL is the chemical name. They are one and the same. Just like Advil is the brand name for Ibuprofen.
Moron  |  June 1, 2014
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By NYmom
April 4, 2014
NYmom wrote
Zyrtec is the BEST
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By Pam
March 31, 2014
Pam wrote
zyrtec
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By Gretchen
February 9, 2014
Gretchen wrote
Zyrtec is a horrible drug!!!!!!!!!!!
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By PJ
January 16, 2014
PJ wrote
Extreme (Dangerous) Sleepiness
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What patients are saying about Cetirizine vs. Zyrtec

917 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Zyrtec has been wonderful for me...I HATE this...If the...
...the generic! Cetirizine? And the pharmacy didn't even give me any papers on it...so I have no idea if the side effects are the ...today. Zyrtec has been wonderful for me...I HATE this...If the...
doctor finally prescribed Cetirizine(Zyrtec) 10 mg daily....
...My doctor finally prescribed Cetirizine(Zyrtec) 10 mg daily. It's over the counter and...
acting up I give her cetirizine (Zyrtec) on a daily basis....
...had seasonal allergies since she was barely a year old. When her symptoms are acting up I give her cetirizine (Zyrtec) on a daily basis. It works pretty...
which works EXCELLENT for me on my bad days. No side effect...
...came in, so I don't advise that since you will likely inhale plastic in the process. If neither option works and your allergies get worse, I suggest trying generic Zyrtec - Cetirizine, which...
for allergies. I find it to be non-drowsy, and it works...
...(cetirizine) for allergies. I find it to be non-drowsy, and it works ju...
on 10mg of cetirizine hydrochloride (Zyrtec) and have been...
...10mg of cetirizine hydrochloride (Zyrtec) and have been since before I became pregnant this time. Wasn't on it last pregnancy and I was in agony and nearly developed a sinus infection (which I...
yesterday, my face was getting better, I took a Zyrtec pill...
...Went to sleep yesterday, my face was getting better, I took a Zyrtec pill (Cetirizine Dihydrochlride) around ...Face is bigger. Is it possible that I'm actually allergic to Zyrtec ? I also feel...
4 yr old daughter takes cetirizine (Reactine / Zyrtec) on a...
...old daughter takes cetirizine (Reactine / Zyrtec) on a daily basis.  It works quite well.  ...As for me, I had terrible environmental allergies as a teenager.. nocetirizine ... I had allergy ...
Lisa I take generic cetirizine (which is the antihistamine...
...Lisa I take generic cetirizine (which is the antihistamine in zyrtec). I have been taking it for around 20 years now. It only helps me with my ...I just get annoyingly itchy! Antihistamines ba...
at 10mg. I take Zyrtec (cetirizine) when allergies act...
...10mg. I take Zyrtec (cetirizine) when allergies act up. It makes you sleepy, but not as sleepy as Benadryl (diphenhydramine). As a result, it works OK, but ...better than loratidine, which ...
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