Cetirizine vs Zyrtec

Cetirizine
Zyrtec
Other name: Zyrtec Zyrtec
Other name: Cetirizine Cetirizine
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
3.1
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.5
Concern level
1.6
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Allergy
Itching
Seasonal Allergies
Hives*
Rash
Eczema*
Chronic Urticaria
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Taken for:
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Allergy
Itching
Hives*
Rash
Seasonal Allergies
Eczema*
Congestion
* Off label
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Method of use:
Pill, Syrup
Method of use:
Pill, Syrup
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Prescribing mode:
OTC
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...
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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...
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Top Concerns
Cet
Drowsiness
10
Hair Loss
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Dry Mouth
2
Depression
1
Wheezing
1
Fungal Infection
1
Weight Gain
1
Itchy Eyes
1
Watery Eyes
1
Top Concerns
Zyr
Drowsiness
5
Ear Infection
1
Wheezing
1
Depression
1
Weight Gain
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Migraines
1
Itchy Eyes
1
Watery Eyes
1
Bleeding
1
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5
Hair Loss
Cet
Zyr
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0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cet
Zyr
2
1
Dry Mouth
Cet
Zyr
2
0
Depression
Cet
Zyr
1
1
Wheezing
Cet
Zyr
1
1
Fungal Infection
Cet
Zyr
1
0
Weight Gain
Cet
Zyr
1
1
Itchy Eyes
Cet
Zyr
1
1
Watery Eyes
Cet
Zyr
1
1
Drowsiness
Zyr
Cet
5
10
Ear Infection
Zyr
Cet
1
0
Wheezing
Zyr
Cet
1
1
Depression
Zyr
Cet
1
1
Weight Gain
Zyr
Cet
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Zyr
Cet
1
2
Migraines
Zyr
Cet
1
0
Itchy Eyes
Zyr
Cet
1
1
Watery Eyes
Zyr
Cet
1
1
Bleeding
Zyr
Cet
1
0
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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...
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Cetirizine
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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...
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Xyzal is better option
| Sammy11
When I was in active duty. I developed an allergy called angioedema. It's a life threatening condition. The army gave me long list of medications. Nothing work nothing helped other than Xyzal. its by far the best allergy medicine but its not popular, and some doctors I talked to didn't even know about it.

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Zyrtec is way better that the low price shit cetrizine
| Tord
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!
Ur friendly neighborhood pharmacist
August 21, 2014
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.
Moron
June 1, 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.

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