Zyrtec is a prescription medication that is used to treat allergy and cold symptoms including sneezing, watery eyes, itching, and runny nose. Zyrtec contains the antihistamine drug cetirizine that works by reducing the effects of histamine in the body.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Zyrtec include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of cetirizine:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Zyrtec?
If you miss a dose of Zyrtec, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the generic alternative to Zyrtec?
Generic Zyrtec is called cetirizine.