Zyrtec

Zyrtec

cetirizine

Manufacturer:

GlaxoSmithKline

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Cetirizine diHCl
Indications/Uses
Symptomatic treatment of seasonal & perennial allergic rhinitis & urticaria of allergic origin.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & childn >12 yr 10 mg once daily. Oral soln/oral drops Childn 6-12 yr 5 mg bd, 2-6 yr 2.5 mg bd. Moderate renal impairment (CrCl 30-49 mL/min 5 mg once daily, severe renal impairment (CrCl <30 mL/min) 5 mg once every 2 days.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Tab: Swallow with liqd. Drops: Dilute in liqd. Soln: Swallow soln as such.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to cetirizine, hydroxyzine or any piperazine derivatives. Severe renal impairment (CrCl <10 mL/min); end-stage renal disease, patients undergoing dialysis.
Special Precautions
Predisposing factors of urinary retention eg, spinal cord lesion, prostatic hyperplasia; epilepsy or at risk of convulsions. Perform allergy skin test 3 days after treatment. Avoid alcohol consumption. Avoid abrupt w/drawal. May affect ability to drive or operate machinery. Hepatic & renal impairment. Pregnancy & lactation. Tab: Not recommended in childn <6 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Somnolence; fatigue; dizziness, headache; abdominal pain, dry mouth, nausea; pharyngitis, rhinitis.
Drug Interactions
Reduced alertness & impaired performance w/ alcohol or other CNS depressants.
ATC Classification
R06AE07 - cetirizine ; Belongs to the class of piperazine derivatives used as systemic antihistamines.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Zyrtec oral soln 1 mg/mL
Packing/Price
(banana flavour) 75 mL x 1's
Form
Zyrtec FC tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
50's
Form
Zyrtec oral drops 10 mg/mL
Packing/Price
10 mL x 1's
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