As an indoor and outdoor allergy sufferer, I have tried numerous different products and medicines to help reduce, even eliminate my symptoms. I recently learned that ZYRTEC has become an over-the-counter medicine, so I thought I would give the 10mg tablets a try.
ZYRTEC is antihistamine used for temporary relief of allergy symptoms.
ZYRTEC is used for temporary relief of hay fever. It is used to treat runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and itching of the nose and/or throat.
Adults and children who are over the age of six and under the age of 65 should take one 10mg tablet once a day.
Anyone under the age of six, anyone 65 or older, or anyone who has kidney or liver disease should consult their doctor about taking the product to see if it is right or okay for them to take.
- Do not use if you have had an allergic reaction to this product before, or to a product that contains hydroxyzine, or any of the ingredients in this product.
- You may need a different dosage if you have a kidney or liver disease, so talk to your doctor first.
- Also, talk to a doctor first if you are taking any kind of tranquilizers or sedatives.
- Drowsiness may occur.
- Do not drink alcohol when using this product.
- Be careful when driving or operating heavy machinery when using this product.
- Seek medical attention if you have an allergic reaction to the product.
- Not recommended if you are breast-feeding.
- If you are pregnant, ask a doctor if you should use this product.
Besides the ZYRTEC 10mg tablets, there are other products too, such as ZYRTEC-D and ZYRTEC Hives Relief (not in stores yet – will be in August 2008).
There are also children’s products too, like Children’s ZYRTEC Allergy Syrup, Children’s ZYRTEC Chewable 5mg, Children’s ZYRTEC Chewable 10mg, and Children’s ZYRTEC Hives Relief Syrup.
I recently found ZYRTEC at my local pharmacy for $18.99 on sale. The original price was $23.99 for a bottle of 30 pills. Price could vary by product or where you buy it.
My Experience Using ZYRTEC
I have had allergies for years.
For a while I was constantly suffering from allergy symptoms – itchy eyes, itchy nose and throat, runny nose, and sneezing – I’ve tried numerous products but they would either make me extremely drowsy, keep me up at night, or I’d have to take the product for weeks before I’d even notice a difference.
For me it was normal to sneeze every morning when I get up about 5 times in a row, and numerous times through out the day. But I always try to drink more clean water filtered by a RO purifier for home. The extra liquid thins the mucus in nasal passages and gives some relief.
Now that I have started taking ZYRTEC 10mg tablets, it is rare if I even sneeze once a day. Also, with ZYRTEC, I did not need to take the product for a while before I noticed a difference – I noticed a difference right away.
Even though one of the warnings is that it may cause drowsiness, I have not felt drowsy while taking this product.
I have noticed such an improvement since I started taking this product and I have only been taking it for about 2 weeks. So far, I am very happy with the product and I find it to work very well for me.
It is not the cheapest allergy product out there, but there are sales and coupons that can be used on the product. However, I feel that how well it works for me is worth the price.
Check out the website for more information about ZYRTEC products. Also, consult your doctor about the product if you have any questions or concerns, or to make sure the product is right for you.