Zyrtec-D (Oral)

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Aching Legs and Zyrtec-D

I have been taking Zyrtec-D oral pills for about 6 years. Six months ago there was a mix up when I called in my prescripton and I received Zyrtec rather than Zyrtec-D. I took it for a month or so and realized that it did not work as well as the "...
by Lynnette Uribe in Midland, MI, 08/02/2006

Taking Zyrtec-D 5/120MG to combat the flu

I am currently have the flu (into the third day (Wednesday) but also experienced dizziness and naucea last week. My doctor says it could have been a viral infection initially) and have been prescribed Zyrtec-D (5 tablets) to be taken one a day. Is thi...
by Nathalie Waithe in Bridgetown, Barbados, 11/09/2006

Zyrtec-D (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Zyrtec-D (Oral)

Zyrtec-D (Oral) Medication Classification


Zyrtec-D (Oral) Brandname


Zyrtec-D (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Cetirizine (se-TI-ra-zeen), Pseudoephedrine (soo-doe-e-FED-rin) Treats allergy symptoms (watery eyes, runny or stuffy nose). This medicine is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant.

When To Not Use Zyrtec-D (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to cetirizine, pseudoephedrine, or hydroxyzine (Atarax®, Vistaril®), or if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, trouble urinating, very high blood pressure, or severe heart disease. You should not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®) within the past 14 days, or if you have had a drug reaction that involved trouble sleeping, dizziness, weakness, shaking, or changes in your heart rhythm.

How Should You Use Zyrtec-D (Oral)

Long Acting Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew the tablet.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Zyrtec-D (Oral) Storage

Store Zyrtec-D (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Zyrtec-D (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Zyrtec-D (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using theophylline, digoxin (Lanoxin®), or blood pressure medicine (such as methyldopa, Aldomet®, mecamylamine, Inversine®, reserpine, Serpasil®).
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, other cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, or sedatives). Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Zyrtec-D (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, high pressure inside your eye, overactive thyroid, problems with urination, or prostate problems, or if you are on dialysis.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Zyrtec-D (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Chest pain, fast heartbeat, lightheadedness or fainting
  • Dark-colored urine or pale stools
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in the upper stomach
  • Seizures
  • Severe restlessness, nervousness, dizziness, or trouble sleeping
  • Unusual behavior
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Change in how much or how often you urinate
  • Dry mouth
  • Sleepiness, tiredness

Zyrtec-D (Oral) Ratings

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Zyrtec-D (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: **


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Zyrtec-D (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: **


Tamra, sacramento, California - 04/25/2011

I have severe allergies and this is a good allergy medicine however after using for this season of allergies appx 1 month,I have noticed my urine become darker and more frequent, I have begun to wake during the night to urinate, and it is a dark color. I have also started having vivid dreams, and I have never been a person who has weird dreams, but lately I have smelled bleach in my dreams,and the bleach is kept in my garage, I also had a few dreams about mice and rats.I was begining to think I was becoming diabetic, with te frequent urinating, but I didnt have the other symptoms of diabeties. I have read and discovered that this problem I have is from the medications. so now I will go back to claritin, until this is reformulated.