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Cetirizine: Oral tablet

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Available Strengths
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Cetirizine 10mg 24Hr Tab
TriMarc Laboratories
Pill Identification: RB 80 
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Allergy Relief 10mg Tab
CVS Pharmacy, Inc
Pill Identification: RB 80 
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Cetirizine 10mg Tab
Pack Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: CTN  |  10
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Allergy Relief 10mg Tab
Rite Aid Corp
Pill Identification: 4H2 
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Cetirizine 10mg Tab
Perrigo Pharmaceuticals Company
Pill Identification: 4H2 
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Cetirizine 10mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RB 80 
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Allergy Relief 10mg Tab
CVS Pharmacy, Inc
Pill Identification: RDY  |  351
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Allergy Relief 10mg Tab
Rite Aid Corp
Pill Identification: 4H2 
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Cetirizine 10mg Tab
Rugby Laboratories a Division of The Harvard Drug Group, LLC
Pill Identification: IP 46 
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Zyrtec 10mg Tab
Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: ZYRTEC  |  10
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Zyrtec 5mg Tab
Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: ZYRTEC  |  5
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Cetirizine 10mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: SZ  |  906
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Cetirizine Allergy 10mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: S 521 
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Cetirizine 5mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M  |  C35
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Zyrtec 5mg Tab
Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: ZYRTEC  |  5
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Cetirizine 10mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: M  |  C37
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All Day Allergy 10mg Tablet
McKesson Corporation
Pill Identification: IP46 
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Cetirizine 10mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M  |  C37
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Allergy Relief 10mg Tab
CVS Pharmacy, Inc
Pill Identification: RB 80 
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Allergy Relief 10mg Tab
CVS Pharmacy, Inc
Pill Identification:
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Cetirizine 5mg Tab
Pack Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: CTN  |  5
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Zyrtec 10mg Tab
Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: ZYRTEC  |  10
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All Day Allergy 10mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RB 80 
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Allergy Relief 10mg Tab
Rite Aid Corp
Pill Identification: 4H2 
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Allergy Relief 10mg Tab
CVS Pharmacy, Inc
Pill Identification: RDY  |  351
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Cetirizine 10mg Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: M  |  C37
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: Oral 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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Drugs Related by Class to Cetirizine: Oral tablet
Class Name : Second generation (non-sedating) Antihistamines

Related Brand Name Drugs :

Alavert: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Alavert: Oral solution  |  Alavert: Oral tablet, extended release 24 hour  |  Allegra Allergy 24 Hour: Oral tablet  |  Allegra ODT: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Allegra: Oral suspension  |  Allegra: Oral tablet  |  Clarinex RediTab: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Clarinex: Oral syrup  |  Clarinex: Oral tablet  |  Claritin RediTab: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Claritin: Oral solution  |  Claritin: Oral syrup  |  Claritin: Oral tablet  |  Dimetapp Children's Non-Drowsy Allergy: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Dimetapp Children's Non-Drowsy Allergy: Oral syrup  |  QlearQuil All Day & All Night Allergy Relief: Oral tablet  |  Tavist ND: Oral tablet  |  Xyzal: Oral solution  |  Xyzal: Oral tablet  |  Zyrtec Children's Allergy: Oral syrup  |  Zyrtec Children's Hives: Oral syrup  |  Zyrtec Children's: Chewable tablet  |  Zyrtec Children's: Oral syrup  |  Zyrtec Hives Relief: Oral tablet  |  Zyrtec Liquid Gel: Oral capsule, liquid filled  |  Zyrtec Pre-Filled Spoons: Oral syrup  |  Zyrtec: Chewable tablet  |  Zyrtec: Oral syrup  |  Zyrtec: Oral tablet
Most Commonly Used Drugs by Class

Related Generic Drugs :

Desloratadine: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Desloratadine: Oral tablet  |  Fexofenadine: Oral suspension  |  Fexofenadine: Oral tablet  |  Levocetirizine: Oral solution  |  Levocetirizine: Oral tablet  |  Loratadine: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Loratadine: Oral solution  |  Loratadine: Oral syrup  |  Loratadine: Oral tablet
CVS/pharmacy Patient Statistics for Cetirizine: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
61.65%
38.35%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
41.13%
16.9%
25.33%
16.64%
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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 5.0 / 5
Works as Intended: 5.0 / 5
Tolerable: 5.0 / 5

works as intended
Have been using daily for approx. 5 yrs. Keeps sinuses clear all day with no side effects.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 1
Anonymous
April 06, 2014
From: Methuen, MA
Age: 65-74
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree