Can a child take Zyrtec?

Is children’s Zyrtec the same as regular Zyrtec?

There is no difference. Both products contain 10mg of cetirizine in the same citrus flavor and can be taken by both adults and children 6 years and older.

How much Zyrtec can I give my daughter?

Adults and children 6 years and over: 5 mL or 10 mL once daily depending upon severity of symptoms; do not take more than 10 mL in 24 hours. Adults 65 years and over: 5 mL once daily; do not take more than 5 mL in 24 hours. Children 2 to under 6 years of age: 2.5 mL once daily.

At what age can a child take allergy medicine?

Most over-the-counter (OTC) allergy meds are considered safe for kids 2 years of age and older. Oral antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine), Zyrtec (cetirizine), and Allegra (fexofenadine) are available OTC in kid-friendly formulations. These meds help with sneezing, itching, eye irritation, and runny nose.

Is taking Zyrtec everyday bad?

Is Zyrtec (cetirizine) safe to take every day? Zyrtec (cetirizine) is safe to take every day if you have allergy symptoms on a daily basis. If you don’t have allergy symptoms every day, you can take it as needed on days when these symptoms bother you.

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Is Children’s Zyrtec or Claritin better?

Few studies have been performed comparing the efficacy of Zyrtec and Claritin. One clinical trial has shown that Zyrtec may be better for allergic rhinitis although there were no significant differences between the two. Still, Zyrtec produces more drowsiness and somnolence compared to Claritin.

Can you give Zyrtec and Tylenol together?

Yes: Plain tylenol (acetaminophen) and plain zyrtec, without other added ingredients, are fine to take together if needed to relieve aches, pains, fever, inflammation, allergies, allergic skin rashes, etc…

What age can you start Zyrtec?

Safe use of Zyrtec for kids

Name Route and form Safe for ages*
Zyrtec Allergy: Tablets oral tablet 6 years and older
Zyrtec Allergy: Dissolve Tabs orally disintegrating tablet 6 years and older
Zyrtec Allergy: Liquid Gels oral capsules 6 years and older
Zyrtec-D extended-release oral tablet 12 years and older

Can I give my child Zyrtec and Benadryl?

Yes, you can take both Zyrtec and Benadryl.

Can a child take Zyrtec and Claritin together?

No interactions were found between Children’s Claritin Allergy and Zyrtec. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

What Can I Give My 8 year old for allergies?

There are three main types of over-the-counter allergy treatment for children:

  • Oral antihistamines, such as Children’s Allegra (fexofenadine), Children’s Claritin (loratadine), and Children’s Zyrtec (cetirizine)
  • Steroid nasal sprays, like Children’s Flonase (fluticasone) and Children’s Nasacort.

Can you take Claritin and Zyrtec together?

No interactions were found between Claritin and Zyrtec. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

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