Zyrtec Liquid Gels

  • Allergies

Zyrtec Liquid Gels Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Cetirizine HCl 10mg; contains gelatin.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

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

Zyrtec Liquid Gels Indications


Allergic rhinitis.

Zyrtec Liquid Gels Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

Dissolve 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 dissolve tabs or syrup: 5mg once daily. Hepatic or renal impairment: individualize.

Zyrtec Liquid Gels Contraindications


Hydroxyzine sensitivity.

Zyrtec Liquid Gels Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Zyrtec Liquid Gels Warnings/Precautions


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

Zyrtec Liquid Gels Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Zyrtec Liquid Gels Interactions


Potentiates CNS depression with alcohol, other CNS depressants.

Zyrtec Liquid Gels Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

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

Zyrtec Liquid Gels Clinical Trials

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Zyrtec Liquid Gels Note

Not Applicable

Zyrtec Liquid Gels Patient Counseling

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