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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Is there any other medication that ought not to be taken while taking cetirizine?
1 answer • 22 Sep 2009
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
Pseudoephedrine causes me to have a nasty rash and severe itching. I don't want to take a chance on this, so if cetirizine may cause similar ...
1 answer • 12 Feb 2015
There also seems to be a rash around the bites. I have a photo of the bites. Just trying to figure out what they could be from. Any ideas or help ...
1 answer • 29 Jul 2015