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Cetirizine / Pseudoephedrine Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 19, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 5 mg-120 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

Cetirizine 5 mg/ pseudoephedrine 120 mg per tablet: 1 tablet orally every 12 hours
Maximum dose: 2 tablets per 24 hours

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

Cetirizine 5 mg/ pseudoephedrine 120 mg per tablet:
12 years and older: 1 tablet orally every 12 hours
Maximum dose: 2 tablets per 24 hours

Renal Dose Adjustments

Dose adjustment(s) may be required; however, no specific guidelines have been suggested. Caution is recommended.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Dose adjustment(s) may be required; however, no specific guidelines have been suggested. Caution is recommended.

Dose Adjustments

Use with caution in patients 65 years and older

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients or to hydroxyzine
-Current use of a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or use within 14 days of stopping a MAOI.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 12 years; this drug is not recommended for use in these patients.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Do not break or chew; swallow tablet whole

Patient advice:
-Do not take more than recommended.
-Discontinue for persistent symptoms over 7 days or is accompanied by fever.
-Discontinue for nervousness, dizziness, or sleepiness.
-Drowsiness may occur; taking sedatives or tranquilizers may increase drowsiness.
-Avoid alcohol while on this drug.
-Seek immediate medical attention for hypersensitivity reactions.
-Use caution if driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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