The active ingredient in the Zyrtec Generic is Cetirizine hydrochloride. This drug is listed in the category of antihistamines. The antihistamines are commonly used to treat the symptoms of the allergies. The active component in Zyrtec Generic helps to subside runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, itchy skin, etc. It is most commonly used to treat cold. Remember that this medicine can be used to treat the symptoms such as itching and swelling caused by hives but cannot prevent hives.
It have an efficacious ingredient called as Cetirizine hydrochloride. This ingredient is a type of antihistamine. This antihistamine selectively inhibits the peripheral H1 receptors and once these receptors are closed then there is no space for the histamine to bind to them. (Histamines are the substances which get formed as a result of exposure to any allergen)
Need to know information:
Zyrtec Generic can impair thinking; hence it is advised not to take medicine before driving. Having alcohol and medicine can cause/increase side-effects. Patient must avoid having this medicine if he/she is allergic to cetirizine.
Intake of Zyrtec Generic:
Patient must consult a physician before taking the medicine. Patient is advised to read and comply with information written on the label, especially if patient is buying the medicine over the counter. The doses of the drug must be kept same and must not vary. The best mode of administration is having a tablet orally with a glass of water. Patient must keep things in mind such as, if the patient taking a dissolving medicine then he/she must avoid swallowing it and if the patient is taking a chewable tablet then it must be chewed properly before swallowing. Patient must skip the missed dose if it is time for the next scheduled dose. Patient must not take extra tablet to compensate the missed dose.
If the patient is allergic to antihistamine, then he/she must avoid taking this drug. If the patient is already on sedatives or is having tranquilizers, then it is recommended to not to take this drug along with them. Pregnant patient must consult the physician before taking this drug. Usually breast-feeding patient is advised not to take this drug.
Patient must consult the doctor about the medicines, especially over the counter medicine, which can or cannot be taken along with antihistamines, because different drug interaction can cause severe side-effects. Patient must ask the physician before taking this medicine with drugs like sleeping pills, narcotic medication, muscle relaxer, etc. It is mandatory to discuss the already existing conditions with the physician which may get aggravated after taking the zyrtec generic medicine.
After taking this drug the patient may experience side-effects. Patient may develop hives; breathing problem; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. The other side-effects which may occur due to this drug are drowsiness, fast and pounding heartbeat, tiredness, weakness, fatigue, stomach issues, tremors, constipation, dryness of mouth, soreness of throat, consistent coughing, nausea and uneasiness, headache, sleeping problems, confusion, problem with vision, dry mouth, little urination, etc.