What Is Cetirizine?

The generic drug cetirizine is an antihistamine which reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. The histamine causes the symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, itching and runny nose. In common cetirizine is used to treat the cold and cold related symptoms and allergies.

Brand names: ZyrtecAller-TecAll Day Allergy, Equate 

Buy cetirizine online

It is very easy to buy cetirizine online; it is available in almost all the online pharmacy. Ordering cetirizine is very easy.

This medicine is also used to treat the itching and swelling that are caused due to hives.

What you should know about cetirizine?

Cetirizine causes the side effects that impair your thinking or the reactions. It is not recommended to take cetirizine while driving or any other activities that requires you to be alert or awake. While you are in use of cetirizine avoid drinking alcohol because it may increase the other side effects of cetirizine. Before using cetirizine tell your doctor about the other medications that you use regularly and it makes you sleepy. Call your doctor immediately if the symptom goes worse.

What you should know before taking this medicine?

You should not use the medicine containing cetirizine if you are allergic to cetirizine. Before taking the medicine tell your doctor about your past medical history. This medication is not very harmful to the unborn baby according to FDA pregnancy category B. tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Cetrizine passes through the breast feeding and may harm the nursing baby so it is very important to tell your doctor if you are a breast feeding mother. Other adults must take cetirizine lower than the normal dose or take your doctor guidance before using the medicine.

Take cetirizine exactly as prescribed by your doctor, do not take larger amount than prescribed. You can take cetirizine after or before food. Skip the missed dose because the missed dose and the regular dose together can cause worse effects. In case of over dose seek medical attention immediately.

Cetirizine side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using cetirizine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat;
  • weakness, tremors (uncontrolled shaking), or sleep problems (insomnia);
  • severe restless feeling, hyperactivity;
  • confusion;
  • problems with vision; or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness;
  • tired feeling;
  • dry mouth;
  • sore throat, cough;
  • nausea, constipation; or
  • headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

List of companies that manufacture cetirizine

Brand Name Contains Dosage Form Manufacturer
ACITRIN Cetirizine dihydrochloride 10mg/tablet Tablet ACI Ltd.
ACITRIN Cetirizine dihydrochloride 5mg/5ml Syrup ACI Ltd.
ACTIZEN Cetirizine dihydrochloride 10mg/tablet Tablet Ambee Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ACTIZEN Cetirizine dihydrochloride 5mg/5ml Syrup Ambee Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ALAREX Cetirizine dihydrochloride 5mg/5ml Syrup Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ALATROL Cetirizine dihydrochloride 10mg/tablet Tablet Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ALATROL Cetirizine dihydrochloride 5mg/5ml Syrup Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ALATROL Cetirizine dihydrochloride 2.5mg/1ml Drop Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ALETRIN Cetirizine dihydrochloride 10mg/tablet Tablet Reman Drug Laboratories Ltd.
ALLERCET Cetirizine dihydrochloride 10mg/tablet Tablet Marksman Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ALLERCET Cetirizine dihydrochloride 5mg/5ml Syrup Marksman Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ALLERNIL Cetirizine dihydrochloride 10mg/tablet Tablet Kemiko Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ALLERNIL Cetirizine dihydrochloride 5mg/5ml Syrup Kemiko Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ANTRIN Cetirizine dihydrochloride 10mg/tablet Tablet Central Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ASITROL Cetirizine dihydrochloride 10mg/tablet Tablet Asiatic Laboratories Ltd.
ASITROL Cetirizine dihydrochloride 5mg/5ml Syrup Asiatic Laboratories Ltd.
ATRIZIN Cetirizine dihydrochloride 10mg/tablet Tablet Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ATRIZIN Cetirizine dihydrochloride 5mg/5ml Syrup Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ATRIZIN Cetirizine dihydrochloride 2.5mg/1ml Drop Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ATROL Cetirizine dihydrochloride 10mg/tablet Tablet Ziska Pharmaceuticals Ltd.