Cetirizine/Zirtek

Cetirizine Allergy Relief Tablets, also commonly known as Zirtek, is a non-drowsy, anti-histamine medication used to treat allergic reaction symptoms ...

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Cetirizine Allergy Relief Tablets, also branded as Zirtek, is a non-drowsy, anti-histamine medication used to treat allergic reaction symptoms that arise from pollen-related allergies like hayfever, or airborne allergies such as house dust and pet allergies, without the tired and fatigued feeling caused by some other anti-histamines.

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What is Cetirizine/Zirtek?

Cetirizine is an orally taken second-generation histamine which has proven beneficial in the treatment of various allergic symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing, nasal congestion, hives, and other symptoms

How does it work?

Cetirizine works selectively on peripheral histamine-1 (H-1) receptors which are located outside of the brain and spinal cord. Since it acts on peripheral histamine receptors, cetirizine is much less likely to cause drowsiness compared with some older antihistamines.
Histamine is a chemical that is released due to an allergen, making it responsible for many of the symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as swelling, sneezing, and itching. Cetirizine binds to histamine receptors and prevents histamine's affects on the receptors and reduces allergy symptoms.

What are the benefits of taking it?

Helps to reduce hayfever related symptoms. Only needs to be taken once a day. Doesn't cause tiredness.

How do I use it and its dosage?

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or healthcare professional has told you. Check with your doctor if you are not sure. Tablets need to be swallowed with a glass of water.

Children aged 6 to 12 years: the recommended dose is 5mg (half a tablet) twice daily.
Adults and children aged 12 years and over: the recommended dose is 10mg (one tablet) once daily.

Patients with moderate to severe renal impairment: The recommended dose is 5mg (half a tablet) once a day.

Side effects & precautions

Possible Side effect
Like all medicines this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects are rare or very rare, but you must stop taking the tablets and speak to your doctor straight away if you notice them:
• Allergic reactions, including severe reactions and angioedema (serious allergic reaction which causes swelling of the face or throat). These reactions may start soon after you first take the medicine, or it might start later. Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 patients)
• Somnolence (sleepiness)
• Dizziness, headache
• Pharyngitis, rhinitis (in children)
• Diarrhoea, nausea, dry mouth
• Fatigue Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 patients)
• Agitation • Paraesthesia (abnormal feelings of the skin)
• Abdominal pain • Pruritus (itchy skin), rash
• Asthenia (extreme fatigue), malaise (feeling unwell) Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 patients)
• Allergic reactions, some severe (very rare)
• Depression, hallucination, aggression, confusion, insomnia
• Convulsions
• Tachycardia (heart beating too fast)
• Liver function abnormal
• Urticaria (hives)
• Oedema (swelling)
• Weight increased Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 patients)
• Thrombocytopenia (low levels of blood platelets)
• Tics (habit spasm)
• Syncope (fainting), dyskinesia (involuntary movements), dystonia (abnormal prolonged muscular contractions), tremor, dysgeusia (altered taste)
• Blurred vision, accommodation disorder (difficulty focusing), oculogyration (eyes having uncontrolled circular movements)
• Angioedema (serious allergic reaction which causes swelling of the face or throat), fixed drug eruption (drug allergy)
• Abnormal elimination of urine (bed wetting, pain and/or difficulty passing water) Not known frequency of side effects (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
• Joint pain
• Rash with blisters containing pus
• Increased appetite
• Suicidal ideation (recurring thoughts of or preoccupation with suicide), nightmare
• Amnesia, memory impairment
• Vertigo (sensation of rotation or movement)
• Urinary retention (inability to completely empty the urinary bladder)
• Pruritus (intense itching) and/or urticaria upon discontinuation
• Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver

Buying Cetirizine/Zirtek online.

You can buy Cetirizine/Zirtek online through one of the UK’s leading online pharmacies, Pharmacy Planet. It's easy and convenient. You will need to fill out a short assessment and the item will be delivered directly to your door. If you want to buy this Allergy Treatment online, use Pharmacy Planet, a UK pharmacy you can trust.

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