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Zyrtec is an antihistamine which is required in preventing sneezing, runny nose, itching, watering of the eyes and other kinds of allergic symptoms. The area of use of this medicine is larger then the ones stated in a doctor’s prescription and may be used to treat hives (urticaria), and other toes of allergic inflammatory conditions.

Ways to be followed while taking Zyrtec

The medicinal drug of Zyrtec should be followed strictly as prescribed by the doctor in the prescription. The most important steps that one needs to remember while taking these medicines are:

• Every dose of this drug should be taken with a full glass of water
• Zyrtec can be taken with or without food
• These tablets should be kept at room temperature away from all possible sources of moisture or heat.
• Zyrtec should be taken only once in a day. However there may be exceptional cases where doctors have suggested more frequent usage of these pills.
• This pills should be taken regularly for getting desired results

Reasons of avoiding Zyrtec

Persons suffering from the following ailments should refrain from using this medicine:

• Kidney dysfunctions
• Liver diseases
• Persons over sixty years of age.
• Women going through pregnancy should avoid Zyrtec as it may cause birth defects in the child.
• Women nursing new born babies should refrain from the use of Zyrtec as it passes into breast milk causing harm to the baby.

Possible side effects

• Allergic reactions like closing of throat, swelling f lips, tongue, hives
• Breathing problems
• Drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness
• Dry moth
• Frequent headaches

There may be other side effects than the ones mentioned above. In cases like these the affected individual must take immediate medical advice.


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