1. What is ZYRTEC and what is it used for?
ZYRTEC is available in the form of white, oblong, scored, film-coated tablets with the Y-Y logo. Each box contains 20 tablets.
ZYRTEC is a drug used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and chronic (chronic) hives of unknown origin.
In children aged 6 years and older and adults;
– It is used in the treatment of nasal and eye symptoms of allergic rhinitis and in the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria (chronic urticaria of unknown cause).
2. How to use ZYRTEC?
Children 6-12 years: 5 mg twice daily (1/2 tablet twice daily)
Adolescents and adults over 12 years of age: 10mg (1 tablet) is administered once a day.
Application route and method
ZYRTEC is for oral use.
Swallow ZYRTEC with a sufficient amount of liquid (eg a glass of water).
different age groups
Use in children
The use of ZYRTEC in children under 6 years of age is not recommended because this formulation does not allow for correct dose adaptation.
Use in the elderly
No dose reduction is necessary if renal function is normal.
Special use cases
If you have kidney failure and liver failure, the dose is adjusted by your doctor according to the severity of kidney failure.
In children with renal insufficiency, the dose should be adjusted individually by the doctor, taking into account renal function (function) and body weight.
Only patients with hepatic impairment can take the usual prescribed dose. Dose adjustment is recommended in patients with both renal and hepatic impairment.
If you have the impression that the effect of ZYRTEC is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you use more ZYRTEC than you should
In overdose, the side effects listed below may be more severe. Confusion, diarrhoea, drowsiness, weakness, headache, malaise, dilated pupils, itching, extreme restlessness with constant movement, sedation, somnolence (drowsiness), stupor (lethargy), tachycardia (abnormal) Side effects such as rapid heartbeat), tremor (tremor) and urinary retention (buildup) have been reported.
If you have used more than you should use from ZYRTEC, talk to a doctor or pharmacist immediately.
If you forget to use ZYRTEC
Continue to take the medicine in accordance with the instructions given by your doctor.
Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten doses.
3. What are the possible side effects?
Like all medicines, there may be side effects in people who are sensitive to the substances contained in ZYRTEC.
If any of the following occur, stop using ZYRTEC and IMMEDIATELY inform your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.
Allergic reactions, including severe reactions and angioedema (a serious allergic reaction that causes swelling of the face or throat)
These are all very serious side effects.
If you have one of these, it means you have a serious allergy to ZYRTEC. You may need emergency medical attention or hospitalization.
These reactions can begin right after or after taking the drug. The above-mentioned side effects are rare or very rare.
Side effects are listed as shown in the following categories:
It can be seen infrequently.
: It can be seen in at least 1 in 10 patients.
: It can be seen in less than one in 10 patients, but more than one in 100 patients. : It can be seen less than one in 100 patients, but more than one in 1000 patients. : Less than 1 in 1000 patients, but more than 1 in 10,000 patients
It can be seen less than 1 in 10000 patients.
: Cannot be estimated from the available data.
Pharyngitis (pharyngitis) Rhinitis (cold) (in children) Diarrhea (diarrhea)
Agitation (extreme restlessness)
Paresthesia (temporary absence of sensation, numbness/tingling)
Allergic reactions, some severe (very rare)
Hallucination (seeing/hearing things that do not exist) Aggression (state of aggression)
Convulsions (involuntary muscle contractions, seizure, convulsions)
Tachycardia (beating heart rate per minute above normal)
Liver function abnormality (increased transaminase, alkaline phosphatase, gamma-GT and bilirubin) Urticaria (hives)
Thrombocytopenia [decreased number of platelets (cells that help blood clot) in the blood] Tic
Dyskinesia (difficulty moving voluntarily)
Dystonia (involuntary twitches, spasms, or movements of the muscles)
Accommodation disorder (eye adjustment disorder)
Oculogyration (involuntary movement of the eyeball in any direction)