Cetirizine or cetirizine hydrochloride is a well-known antihistamine medication and is commonly used for allergies and hayfever. Brand names include Benadryl Allergy, Piriteze, Zyrtec and Zirtec. Allergies that cetirizine is commonly used for include reactions to mold, dust mites, pets, pollen and skin allergies.
Theory[edit | edit source]
Evidence[edit | edit source]
Risks and safety[edit | edit source]
Costs and availability[edit | edit source]
Cetirizine is widely available over the counter, and may also be sold on prescription. Generic tablets are very cheap, but branded tablets are not.
Cetirizine hydrochloride is also sold as an oral solution/liquid, for example Piriteze allergy syrup for children, which is free of lactose.
Learn more[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Cetirizine Hcl: Uses, Dosage & Side Effects". Drugs.com. Retrieved Jul 28, 2020.
- "Cetirizine: antihistamine that relieves allergy symptoms". nhs.uk. Oct 30, 2018. Retrieved Jul 28, 2020.