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Before Buying Cetirizine HCL

Cetirizine HCL is a second generation antihistamine. It is available over-the-counter and as a brand name. It is used for:

  • Treating seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis.
  •  Treating chronic urticaria that isn’t due to chronic idiopathic urticarial.
  • Treating allergic skin rashes such as hives or urticaria.

You can also use Cetirizine HCL in treating conjunctivitis, rhinorrhea and tightening of the airways. It prevents the action of histamine, a natural substance produced by the body when it reacts with allergens. This allergic substance acts on the histamine receptor causing allergic reactions.  In hay fever, histamine causes inflammation of the eyes, nose and airways which results in a runny, watery and itchy nose. Cetirizine HCL blocks the production of histamine. It usually works within half an hour after intake.

Why Buy Cetirizine HCL?

Cetirizine HCL, as a second-generation antihistamine produces less drowsiness. It is non-sedating than other antihistamine drugs. It last longer too so you only have to take them once a day. You can buy Cetirizine HCL without a prescription from your doctor and in a smaller pack.  The generic Cetirizine HCL cost less than the branded ones like Benadryl and Zirtek. You can Buy Cetirizine Here.

How to use Cetirizine HCL?

Cetirizine HCL comes in various forms and doses which include chewable, tablet, capsule and syrup. The usual recommended dose is 1 tablet once a day, usually 5mg to 10mg. Adults and children 6 years of age and above can take the tablet and capsule form. Children below 2 years of age can take the syrup form. Do not take more than 10mg in 24 hours. If your allergy is mild, take 5mg once a day. For the chewable tablet, chew the tablet well and swallow. For the rapid-dissolving tablet, dissolve the tablet on the tongue first before swallowing. Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not use more than the recommended dose. If symptoms persist, consult with your physician right away.

Things to Remember

  • If your hives last more than 6 weeks even under medication, get medical help right away.
  • Do not use this medication as a substitute for epinephrine in treating anaphylaxis.
  • Studies have shown that Cetirizine HCL has no adverse effects on the fetus.
  • Infants who are at least 6 months of age can use this medication.
  • Patients with kidney and liver problem must consult first with their doctor before using this medication.
  • Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages when under medication. Mixing alcohol with Cetirizine HCL can make you less alert and may cause drowsiness

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