Cetirizine is used to treat and prevent allergic conditions such as hayfever and skin rashes.
Take cetirizine as directed.
Take the tablets with a glass of water.
Measure the liquid carefully with an oral syringe or measuring spoon.
Should an occasional dose be missed it need not be taken later.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with cetirizine including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Drowsiness, headache, weakness, dizziness
Dry mouth, cough
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. January 2020
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) contain important, but not all, information about the medicines they describe.
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed