10 Aug 2010
Cetirizine is an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. It is used to treat cold or allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, or runny nose.
Cetirizine is also used to treat itching and swelling caused by hives.
For insect bites other meds could be more effective, however please check with a pharmacist/doc.
- Cetirizine Information for Consumers
- Cetirizine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cetirizine (detailed)
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My friend is prone to cough, cold & congestion. Takes cetirizine quite regularly. Will that have any long term effect in her health
2 answers • 25 Jun 2012
1) I take Cetirizine HCI 10mgs before bed for allergies - then wake up early in the am (around 2 or 4) with my symptoms back (sore throat, stuffed ...
1 answer • 13 Sep 2012
I have many bites from mosquitos that are inflamed and itchy.
1 answer • 15 Jul 2013
I had i small bleed in the morning after i insect 2 and took 1 am afraid can I used it again or i can used a different one please.
1 answer • 24 Sep 2014