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User Reviews for Cetirizine (Page 8)

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

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Urticaria 7.0
61 reviews 189 medications
Allergic Rhinitis 5.8
149 reviews 895 medications
Physical Urticaria 1.0
1 reviews 3 medications
Summary of Cetirizine reviews 6.1 211 reviews

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Reviews for Cetirizine

Christine Herbert August 27, 2009

For Allergic Rhinitis: “Apart from feeling drowsy all day long, I have not experienced any relief from my hay fever (have been taking Cetirizine for a week).”

2 / 10
Anonymous August 20, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “I just took Zyrtec for the first time last night. I slept great, but now that I am awake, I feel so tired. I am not experiencing any of my allergy symptoms, but I am on Nasonex too. Nasonex and Zyrtec work great together, the Zyrtec is the antihistamine, and the Nasonex is just a generic allergy medication. I am very sluggish, but people have said that it wears off within a couple of days. I am a little drawn back though, people have been saying it causes problems with their moods, but I trust my doctor who prescribed it to me. Hope you all feel better soon.”

9 / 10
theuncles July 28, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “Two of us have used Zyrtec for many years because it is stronger than the other so-called non-drowsy antihistamines such as Allegra and Claritin. We need relief mostly for sinus itching, throbbing, pressure, and discomfort; also useful for itchy allergic skin. This medicine will usually cause pronounced drowsiness for the first 3 days, so the best way to get used to it is: take 1/2 a pill daily for 3 days, then the whole pill daily. Also, it may increase urination. But as I say, it is very effective.”

9 / 10
Anonymous July 25, 2009

For Urticaria: “I've been taking the generic for 3 months. Glad to see other posters talking about the groggyness and sedated feeling the next day after taking it at night. Just a few breakouts that are gone by morning along with my energy. The one thing is I take it at night and can't sleep for about 2-4 hours after taking it. ”

5 / 10
Anonymous July 21, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “Took one pill and it knocked me out. If I had to drive I would not have been able to.”

ESlade July 8, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “I use a generic version of Zyrtec and it does help with common allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, etc. However, it does cause a noticeable feeling of drowsiness in me. It makes it difficult to be at my sharpest while at work so I am going to try taking it at night to see if that helps.”

6 / 10
elatedmother July 8, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “My child cannot swallow pills so the chewable Zyrtec is wonderful. Quick tip: to avoid drowsiness the next morning take your dosage by early evening (don't wait until bedtime) by doing so you'll get a comfortable nights sleep while breathing easily too.”

8 / 10
dop May 23, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “Caused drowsiness and mental sluggishness. ”

1 / 10
Anonymous May 20, 2009

For Urticaria: “Every night for the past 3-4 months I have been breaking out in hives due to severe allergic reactions to dust. Since day 1 of taking Cetirizine (which is the generic form of Zyrtec) I have finally found relief. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”

10 / 10
EV0LUTION May 13, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “This drug has done wonders for me. I haven't had an allergy attack in a year now because of it.”

10 / 10
Anonymous May 12, 2009

For Allergic Rhinitis: “My eyes were the problem as they constantly itched due to hay fever. When I take cetirizine they stop - works a treat.”

9 / 10
Tats3 April 29, 2009

For Allergic Rhinitis: “Overall the drug worked exceptional reducing the swelling of my eye, almost immediately but as with other users the main side effect was chronic tiredness.”

8 / 10
new to allergies April 22, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “I tried Zyrtec about a year ago. It worked fine for a few days, then I started having frightening nightmares. ”

2 / 10
j.b1195 April 16, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Urticaria: “I used this and got itchy all over. I developed red blotches all over my body and it looked like hives. When I stop taking it I get all itchy. ”

5 / 10
jonryan April 11, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “The only thing it did for me was make me so tired that I could not function. I had to wait 24 hours before it wore off.”

1 / 10
parsons25 March 20, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “This medicine seems to help my 10 year old son with his allergies but he still needs benadryl as well sometimes - to keep the fluid down in his ears. I agree on the square bottle and weird bottle neck - it is very difficult to get just one pill out, and they tend to fly everywhere when they do come out. Hoping they change that bottle.”

9 / 10
little sprout March 11, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “As another poster reported, many people who try to quit taking Zyrtec end up with uncontrollable itching all over. I am one of those people. It stopped helping my allergies but every time I stop taking it I itch all over. I never itched before taking it, I only had sinus issues. ”

1 / 10
stickyfrog March 9, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “This stuff works great. Clear head and reduced asthma reaction to allergens. The only problem is if I take it at night it is real hard to get out of bed in the morning and I am usually groggy for the first couple hours at work.”

8 / 10
Anonymous February 27, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “Works great, does not cause drowsiness. Claritin also worked but occasionally makes me drowsy.”

10 / 10
tdkeand February 18, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “I have had allergic rhinitis for as long as I can remember. OTCs worked for a while but my symptoms always returned. My primary care provider prescribed Zyrtec and Flonase. Though prescribed to use each of these medications on a daily basis, I use them only when required and the combination halts my attacks within 20 minutes of taking them. I could not be happier with this regimen.”

10 / 10
Anonymous February 10, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “Zyrtec worked well to control my seasonal allergies as well as allergies to dust, cats, etc. It seemed to work faster than Claritin. However, when I stopped taking Zyrtec, I developed severe itchiness all over my body. It took a couple weeks to get through the worst of it, but I am still itching after a month. It seems that my skin has become hyper-sensitive to detergents, soaps, contact with clothing, etc. It seems that certain other people are experiencing this as well.”

3 / 10
Yube29 February 6, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “This medicine works but you start having different side effects. When I was taking Zyrtec I started having pain in my back and then stabbing pain in the spine, and also an irritating pain of the knees and non-stop twitching of the eyes. I just recently discontinued my prescription of Zyrtec due to the above side effects. Now I have no pain but have started itching all over my body. I prefer the itching than the pain. ”

5 / 10
Sneezy and Itchy No More January 14, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “I have been using Zyrtec for the last three years with great results. I am back to running outdoors without the urticaria, sneezing and itchy eyes. Also, I can visit friends who have pets without needing to leave after five minutes. ”

9 / 10
Anon. January 14, 2009

For Allergic Rhinitis: “This worked amazingly. I used to be hardly able to breathe because of pollen. It's worked wonders.”

10 / 10
Anonymous January 9, 2009

Zyrtec (cetirizine) for Allergic Rhinitis: “Zyrtec works well in combating cat dander allergies as well as allergic rhinitis. The best I've found.”

9 / 10