Zyrtec Oral Tablet 10Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Zyrtec: Oral tablet (10mg)

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ZYRTEC 10mg Tab
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Zyrtec 10mg Tab
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ZYRTEC 10mg Tab
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ZYRTEC 10mg Tab

What is this Medicine?

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.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Zyrtec: Oral tablet(10mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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ZYRTEC 10mg Tablet

NDC: 125470204
  • Over the Counter
    (Prescription Not Required)
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria, Pruritus

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
ZYRTEC 10mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for ZYRTEC 10mg Tablet

Metallic Taste Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperkinesis Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperkeratosis Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperesthesia Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Deafness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Flushing Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Elated Mood Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Belching Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Emotional Lability Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hoarseness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Ambras Syndrome Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Tooth Cavities Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Incoordination Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Arthropathy Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loss Of Memory Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inceased Urination Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bleeding Within The Eye Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Gain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Tongue Discoloration Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Dandruff Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bruises Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Drooping Eyelids Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Thirst Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Photosensitivity Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Parosmia Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Pale Skin Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Ear Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Distressed Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nightmares Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Spinal Cord Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Weakness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heavy Menstrual Period Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Melena Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Discharge Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Urination Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Overbreathing Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Painful Urination Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hemorrhoids Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Failure Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
<14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Boils Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Diabetes Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dehydration Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bladder Infection Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Scaly And Itchy Rashes Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Angioedema Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Acne Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Skin Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Eyes Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Infection Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Retaining Urine Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Uncontrolled Urination Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Irregular Periods Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Fluid Retention Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Eye Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Eye Blood Pressure Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Migraine Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Breast Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Visual Impairment Incidence:
1.0-7.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
1.9-3.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.9-3.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
1.9-14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nose Bleed Incidence:
1.9-3.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
2.8-4.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
2.8-6.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
4.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
5.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
First Trimester

Class 6 - Unknown Risk

Second Trimester

Class 6 - Unknown Risk

Third Trimester

Class 6 - Unknown Risk

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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