Cetirizinum review

Cetirizinum is an effective antihistamine that treats the common symptoms of allergies that usually affect the eyes and nose. Aside from allergies, Cetirizinum is also an effective treatment for hay fever, hives, angioedema, and even Kimuras disease.

Before taking Cetirizinum, talk to your doctor about any health conditions that could create an undesired reaction with the medication. First, your doctor must know whether you have an allergy to Cetirizinum or any of its ingredients. Next is your health. If you have had kidney failure or a liver disorder, your doctor may need to adjust the dosage or you may need to undergo special monitoring while taking this medication. Although Cetirizinum has not been found to have any harmful effects to an unborn baby, your pregnancy must also be discussed. This is the same with mothers who are breastfeeding. Cetirizinum can be excreted in the breast milk. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding before you begin taking this medication. Special precautions need to also be taken for adults age 65 and above. As you age, your body's lower resistance may increase your risks to experience a harsher version of the side effects. The doctor will make the necessary dosage adjustments applicable to your case.

Once proper dosage is determined, follow it strictly to benefit from the healing effects of Cetirizinum. Cetirizinum is available in chewable, liquid suspension, and tablet form. It is taken orally. The chewables need to be chewed completely before swallowing. The liquid suspension must be shaken thoroughly and measured in an accurate measuring spoon. Do not use a regular tablespoon. A measuring spoon is far more accurate. Take the tablet form with a glass of water. Swallow the tablet in full. Crushing it will make its bitter taste even more challenging to take so it is better to swallow the tablet whole. Cetirizinum is safe to take on an empty stomach. Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, you may continue with your normal diet.

Follow the dosing schedule as prescribed by your doctor. While taking Cetirizinum, you may have bouts with somnolence or dizziness. If your symptoms become more serious or come with breathing difficulty and skin rashes, talk to your doctor immediately.

Be cautious when performing physically challenging activities while undergoing Cetirizinum treatment. Your efficiency in operating a machine or driving may be affected by the somnolence caused by Cetirizinum. It is best to discontinue such activities for the duration of your treatment. Also, do not consume alcohol while taking Cetirizinum. Alcohol may increase the side effects the same way some medications do. Talk to your doctor about prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking to ensure your safety.

Like other medicines, Cetirizinum is best kept out of reach of young children. Store it in a place away from heat or moisture. Do not share your prescription with others and use it only for the indication it was prescribed for. A different condition would need a different diagnosis for an accurate prescription. Take your doctor's advice seriously. If you are not comfortable using Cetirizinum, have yourself closely monitored by your doctor during treatment to check your progress.

Cetirizinum has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cetirizinum

• Molecular formula of cetirizinum is C21H25ClN2O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[2-[4-[(4-chlorophenyl)-phenyl-methyl]piperazin-1-yl]ethoxy]acetic acid
• Molecular weight is 388.888 g/mol
Cetirizinum available : 10mg tablets

Generic name: Cetirizine

Brand name(s): Alerlisin, Cetirizina, Cetrizin, Cetryn, Formistin, Reactine, Setir, Virlix, Ziptek, Zirtek, Zyrlex, Zyrtec

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