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User Reviews for Cetirizine

Also known as: All Day Allergy, All Day Allergy Children's, Aller-Tec, Aller-Tec Children's, Alleroff, Children's Allergy Relief, Children's Zyrtec, Equate Allergy Relief, PediaCare Children's 24-Hour Allergy, Zyrtec, Zyrtec Hives

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Urticaria 46 reviews 188 medications
   
7.5
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7.1
Summary of Cetirizine reviews 144 reviews 7.3

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Urticaria: "Just writing this in case it helps another person to know what their "trigger" was. I was given a cup of Artichoke Tea for the first time. Several hours later (during the night) started scratching shoulders and upper body. Itching stopped for few hours during the next day and re-occurred later that evening and spread to many other areas of body as I took myself to emergency dept of hospital. Was given one Prednisolone and two Zyrtec tabs in the very early hours of morning. Now, six hours later and (after great sleep) have awoken to no visible hives and no itching at all. Will get script for Zyrtec later on today just in case it comes back. But, fingers crossed it will not do so."

   
10

Itch-Free April 17, 2017

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Urticaria: "I've had chronic hives for most of my life. I can't tell you the different types of medical "cocktails" I've been on. I've tried doxepin up to 100 mg.... made me loopy all day long. Don't really want to take anything that will mess with my brain. I've taken Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, Zyrtec w/Zantac, I've switched antacids --- be careful with Prilosec. That will lower your B12 quicker than anything. Mine got so low, I had to start giving myself B12 shots from taking the Prilosec. Nothing is working for me! I am miserable beyond comprehension! If anyone has any other suggestion, please post. Thank you."

   
3.0

xteeweex April 13, 2017

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For Allergic Rhinitis: "I had been trying this often on, for the last 2 years, first time was 14 pills for 6 dollars but ran out before I noticed any changes in symptoms. The second time was 20 dollars for 70 pills noticed a significant reduction allergic rhinitis, and associating post nasal drip, I am also taking it for atopic dermatitis, even though its not suppose to work, it helps with the itching, and sometimes the prevention of certain seasonal rashes. The greatest benefit was taking it twice one time, and nearly eliminated my nasal allergies for several months. 1 pill=50-80% effective on allergies, less on dermatitis. 2 pills 75-95% effective, although if I take 2 pills I would become somewhat drowsy, taking it once a day, will help build tolerance to drowsiness after"

   
8.0

yuoiu (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 11, 2017

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For Allergic Rhinitis: "Took 20mg during a summer of very bad allergies when claritin and other meds were not helping sufficiently. Worked excellently for me. Only side effects I experienced were mild drowsiness the first few weeks on it and drying of skin and mouth, nothing extra water didn't fix."

   
9.0

Timoney April 5, 2017

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For Allergic Rhinitis: "It works. I don't take it everyday, It makes me feel out of it and pretty tired. Not as strong as benadryl which knocks me out cold but still it's pretty strong. If any of these OTC medicines had any type of euphoria they honestly wouldn't be that bad lol, but they just make you feel like you haven't slept in 2 days. I wish I could find an allergy medicine that didn't make me feel tired and weird. I've tried non drowsy Clartin but it doesn't do anything at all."

   
5.0

toadphillips (taken for less than 1 month) April 4, 2017

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: "My kids and I have taken Zyrtec for years. It has worked wonderfully for us all BUT. . . It wasn't until my most recent migraine that I realized Zyrtec was making us deathly ill. It dawned on me that my migraines occurred once a month right when we ran out of Zyrtec. The horrible migraines were withdrawal symptoms! I immediately stopped giving it to my kids and taking it myself. Yes nose started dripping and I have little hives on my arm but OMG I haven't felt this good in YEARS. No joke, since all 4 of have stopped taking it we've all lost weight. I've lost about 7-10 lbs in a month. My kid's clothes are almost too big. My head is CLEAR, no fog, no drowsy, groggy feeling. I feel like myself again. Do not take Zyrtec!"

   
5.0

FinallyFree1 March 11, 2017

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: "I used Zyrtec for years, not because I wanted to, but because if you stop taking Zyrtec you itch all over constantly. You don't just itch for 3 days like you do when ceasing other allergy meds, it doesn't stop ever. I was finally able to kick it by decreasing the quantity very gradually for a few months while also taking Benadryl. It can be done."

   
7.0

ClickClacker February 21, 2017

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Urticaria: "I had never heard of hives and I'm 54! We moved to my Mother in laws house after she passed away. And just thought was something in house. I have been to ER 2x in a month. The Dr in ER diagnosed as urticaria both times got steroid shots and prescriptions same both times. Nurse said take Pepcid and Zyrtec. But some days are so bad!"

Lola J January 7, 2017

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For Allergic Rhinitis: "I would just like to add a positive review in the midst of all the bad one. I realize that everybody react differentlyto each medicine, so I would like to say that I'm one of the people that had no symtomps whatsoever upon taking this medicine. I have severe rhinitis allergy and have been taking lots of other antihistamines. Cetrizine have work really well with me, all of the other literally made me sleep in the middle of the day! Minimal drowziness, and very effective except for some days where my allergy is so severe, I had to take the medication twice because the first one didn't work but this is a very rare case. So please don't hesitate to try it might work really well for you too!"

   
9.0

Sarah390997 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 30, 2016

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Urticaria: "Hey!! I was suffered by chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) past 5 months, So initially i consulted a dermatologist and he said "It's just a food reaction so he gave some drugs", after 1 week it got worse and I'm worried but continued to take the medicine he gave. Parallely I searched about urticaria in internet and understood I have CIU and started worried every night i got this hives, it was painful to sleep (all over body), after some days i got on my face and head its was stressful and physically and mentally. Again I approached my doctor he said "it's not easy to identify why this hives occur", and he gave zyrtec 10 msg drug i use to take after my night meal every day. Later a month i asked my self why i need take this rest of my lif"

   
1.0

Mansoorahamed S (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 11, 2016

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Urticaria: "CIU or Chronic Idiopathic Urticia has been my recent diagnosis. I've had outbreaks of Hives for many many years, lasting from weeks to months. Most recently I've been seeing a specialist and he has me on cyclosporine. tough drug to take but cleared my hives and if I have an occasional small outbreak, zrytec does the trick and knocks it out. I also had a shot that was doctor recommended and the first dose cleared my hives but second did not, so on to the cyclosprine"

   
9.0

Rolopup October 7, 2016

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: "A sleeping pill. Terrible."

   
1.0

User12345801236 October 3, 2016

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For Urticaria: "I took them as prescribed by doctor for a bad reaction i had to mosquito bites. Made no difference. I tried piriton and that made a difference."

   
1.0

Nadya80 (taken for less than 1 month) September 24, 2016

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For Allergic Rhinitis: "I used to take it for really bad hayfever and it used to the trick, hayfever not so bad. started taking it again at bedtime it acts as sleeping tablet for me. The problem is it seesm to last right through the next day thick head etc and general drowsiness, I rarely get through the day without having to sleep, which sometimes I don't mind but the general sedative effects continue throughout the day"

1o1 September 8, 2016

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For Urticaria: "It is soothing and comforting during urticaria agony by stopping the itch and new hives. They must come out with citzene 24 hour tablet"

   
7.0

lbv prasad (taken for less than 1 month) September 1, 2016

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: "Zyrtec knocks me out. Period. I took a pill at noon and by 2:00 pm I lay down virtually passed out. I slept for two hours straight. In the middle of the day. When I awoke I could barely function. Brain fog, lethargy, no energy. To tell the truth, I was so spaced out for so long that I couldn't tell if helped my sinus condition or not. I wouldn't dream of taking it if I had to drive. It would make a great sleeping pill."

   
2.0

DarioT. (taken for less than 1 month) August 21, 2016

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Urticaria: "my bf had hives for 3 weeks. more often than not. claritan did really nothing. Allegra nothing. benedryl helped some. I was scared he'd have a anaphylaxis reaction. I bought him vit. c, b, d, quercitin, probiotic. a dao enzyme. and nothing was working great. today is Monday 611 pm. he started zyrtec sat at 11am. he has red huge hives on his back and legs and arms . well I'm happy to say...the zyrtec seems to be working.. they are gone. we've even eating normal and he's even had a couple of drinks. also he's taking pepcid. but it's been over two days of no hives. I think the zyrtec is a miracle."

   
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allhivedout August 15, 2016

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Urticaria: "Had hives nearly every day for 3 weeks (at first I thought I was getting bug bites). Went to the Doc and she told me to try Zyrtec. Last night was the first time in 3 weeks I've been hives and itch-free. It's amazing. I just wish I could find out what's causing the outbreaks!"

   
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ZyrtecRocks August 3, 2016

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: "I have been trying to deal with drippy eyes and nose (saturating multiple tissues in a couple of hours), and upon awakening clearing throat for over 20 years since moving from the east coast to CA. I finally decided that I had enough and the doctor told me to try Zyrtec. I started it a few days ago...yep, the drips improved, BUT, I feel exhausted, falling asleep, no energy. I think I may have to deal with the drippy symptoms and tell Zyrtec to take a hike!"

   
7.0

Pirene July 20, 2016

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: "Have always had severe allergies since a child, I first used Zyrtec about 14 years ago, worked great but I could barely stay awake at work, it was bad, I'm a dental assistant and I actually fell asleep while assisting(sitting on the assistant chair!) I could barely drive, I confided in a co-worker and she asked me if I was taking anything, I told her just allergy pills, she asked which ones and she said her daughter takes them but she has to take them a couple of hours before bed. I could have easily had a car accident. Anyhow now i'm researching what to take for mango skin allergy, I have Allegra which isn't as good and since I don't work now I'm going to take Zyrtec for it after reading the reviews on it."

   
5.0

Curesmile (taken for less than 1 month) July 18, 2016

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For Urticaria: "I experienced a continuous outbreak of very itchy, irritating hives for four months at which time I took Benadryl once daily, bathe in cool water and doused myself with calamine lotion to get relief. Just as I was anticipating seeing an allergen Doctor, I asked my best friend's daughter who is a nurse if she could recommend anything other than the Benadryl. She vehemently responded "Zyrtec". She explained that her 20 year old daughter is an eight years hives sufferer and her only relief is Zyrtec. I begin taking one dose of Zyrtec on a Wednesday, had no breakout on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. In a weeks time I've taken a total of three Zyrtec - no hives. Thank you Zyrtec maker!!!"

   
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Junebugjunebug (taken for less than 1 month) July 1, 2016

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: "LOVE Zyrtec D...HATE HATE HATE THE PACKAGING....why can't you put it in a bottle instead of having to open ALL these tiny blister packs!!! This packaging is AWFUL!!"

   
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Yall (taken for 10 years or more) June 18, 2016

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Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: "I have firstly severe seasonal allergies, and I purchased Zyrtec in hopes that it would be superior to Allegra. The allergy symptoms improved slightly, but the fatigue was terrible. It was so bad that I thought I was coming down with the flu. I slept for five hours straight in the middle of the day after my second dose. This is not acceptable."

   
3.0

SMarieBon June 15, 2016

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For Allergic Rhinitis: "I used this for hayfever when I was 17 and it made me drowzy. I'm now 26, have suffered from insomnia for many years. Recently, I remembered about these making me drowzy as a teen so I decided to buy some in the hope that they'd help me sleep. They didn't really do much to help; they might have made me slightly more drowzy but they no way had the same effect on me a 9 years ago."

   
3.0

Cysgu (taken for less than 1 month) June 7, 2016

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For Allergic Rhinitis: "Didn't have much effect, only on occassion I have kidney problems due to diabetes so Dr. put a stop on more than 30 days"

   
2.0

tes1900 May 3, 2016

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