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Cetirizine and Pseudoephedrine Medicine

Available without a prescription, cetirizine and pseudoephedrine (Zyrtec-D®) is a drug used to treat several allergy symptoms. Some of the symptoms that can be treated with this product include:
 
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing.
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This over-the-counter (OTC) medicine contains an antihistamine (cetirizine) and a decongestant (pseudoephedrine). It is available in tablet form and is taken twice a day, with about 12 hours in between doses. As with any medicine, side effects are possible; however, most people are able to take it without any problems. In clinical studies, common reactions included insomnia, dry mouth, and fatigue.
 
(To learn more about this medicine, including how it works and why it is kept behind the counter at pharmacies, click Cetirizine and Pseudoephedrine.)
 

Cetirizine and Pseudoephedrine Medicine

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