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Drug Name:

ZYRTEC OTC

Generic Name and Formulations:
Cetirizine HCl 10mg; tabs.

Company:
McNeil Consumer Healthcare



Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ZYRTEC:

Allergic rhinitis.

Adults and Children's Dose:

Chew tabs: may take with or without water. For doses <5mg: use syrup. <2yrs: not recommended. 2–6yrs: initially 2.5mg once daily; max 5mg once daily or 2.5mg every 12hrs. ≥6yrs: initially 5–10mg once daily. ≥65yrs: use chew tabs or syrup: 5mg once daily. Hepatic or renal impairment: individualize.

See Also:

CHILDREN'S ZYRTEC ALLERGY SYRUP

CHILDREN'S ZYRTEC CHEWABLE

ZYRTEC HIVES RELIEF

ZYRTEC LIQUID GELS

Pharmacological Class:

Antihistamine.

Contraindications:

Hydroxyzine sensitivity.

Warnings/Precautions:

Hives Relief: not used for prevention or as a substitute for epinephrine. Hepatic or renal dysfunction. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Potentiates CNS depression with alcohol, other CNS depressants.

Adverse Reactions:

Drowsiness, somnolence, fatigue, dry mouth, pharyngitis. Children: headache, pharyngitis, GI upset/pain, cough, somnolence, diarrhea, epistaxis, bronchospasm, fatigue, irritability, insomnia.

How Supplied:

Tabs—5, 14, 30, 45, 75; Liquid gels—12, 25, 40; Chew tabs 5mg—5, 10mg—12, 24; Hives Relief tabs—14; Syrup—4oz

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