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Cetirizine: Chewable tablet

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Child Cetirizine 5mg Chw Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: SZ  |  104
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Child Cetirizine 10mg Chw Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: SZ  |  106
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Child All Day Allrgy Chw Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: SZ 106 
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Child Cetirizine 5mg Chw Tab
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: C  |  343
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Cetirizine 10mg Hives Chw Tab
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: C  |  344
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Cetirizine 10mg Allerg Chw Tab
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: C  |  344
How This Drug Works
Antihistamines, H1
Histamine antagonists or antihistamines are drugs that relieve allergy symptoms. Histamine is a chemical used to identify and remove substances that trigger an allergic response.
Histamine antagonists or antihistamines are drugs that relieve allergy symptoms.<br><br>Histamine is a chemical used to identify and remove substances that trigger an allergic response.  There are four histamine receptors &#40;designated H<sub>1</sub>, H<sub>2</sub>, H<sub>3</sub>, H<sub>4</sub>&#41;. When histamine activates H<sub>1</sub> receptors, symptoms such as rashes, itching, watery eyes and trouble breathing may begin. <br><br>Antihistamines prevent histamine from stimulating the H<sub>1</sub> receptors located in the eyes, nose and throat to relieve swelling and stop leaking fluid.  First generation antihistamines were non-selective for H<sub>1</sub> receptors and crossed into the brain resulting in drowsiness.  Newer antihistamines are more selective, reducing this side effect.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Cetirizine: Chewable tablet

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CETIRIZINE (se TI ra zeen) is an antihistamine. This medicine is used to treat or prevent symptoms of allergies. It is also used to help reduce itchy skin rash and hives.


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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Cetirizine: Chewable tablet
Usage by Gender
46.18%
53.82%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
97.21%
1.02%
1.2%
0.57%
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