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Zyrtec Syp
Zyrtec Syp
Zyrtec Syp
Zyrtec Syp

Zyrtec Syp

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Cetirizine(5.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Zyrtec Syp contains Cetirizine Hydrochloride, which is an anti-allergic medication.

Uses of Zyrtec Syp

  • Allergies such as dust or pet allergies
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy, runny and blocked nose
  • Red and watery eyes
  • Swelling, redness and itchiness of the skin
  • Insect bite and hives

Contraindications of Zyrtec Syp

  • If you are allergic to Cetirizine, hydroxyzine or any piperazine derivatives
  • If you have severe kidney disease

Side effects of Zyrtec Syp

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness, drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling and irritation inside the nose (rhinitis)
  • Dry mouth
  • Sore throat

Precautions and Warnings of Zyrtec Syp


Can I take Zyrtec Syp during pregnancy?
  • Cetirizine should be avoided by pregnant women.
  • There are no adequate and well-controlled studies regarding the safety of this medicine in pregnant women.
  • Hence it is better to avoid it in pregnancy unless specified by your physician.
  • Consult your doctor for further advice.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Zyrtec Syp while breastfeeding?
Zyrtec Syp passes into breast milk; therefore, it is advised not to take this medicine while breastfeeding unless your doctor has suggested you to do so.


Can I drive if I have consumed Zyrtec Syp?
This medicine is known to cause sleepiness, hence driving or operating machines should be avoided while you are taking this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with Zyrtec Syp?
It is advised to avoid alcohol consumption along with this medicine as it may worsen the side effects like drowsiness or dizziness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have kidney problem
  • You have bladder problems; this medicine can increase the risk of urinary retention
  • You are suffering from fits (epilepsy)

Mode of Action of Zyrtec Syp

How Does It Work?

  • Histamine is a substance produced in our body in case of allergies leading to itching, runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes.
  • Zyrtec Syp works by blocking this histamine and hence decreases allergy symptoms.

Directions for Use of Zyrtec Syp

  • Read the instructions on the label before usage
  • Take medicine as directed by your doctor
  • Shake well before use

Interactions of Zyrtec Syp

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to treat anxiety
  • Medicines used to induce sleep
  • Medicines used to treat depression
  • Medicines used to relax muscles (muscle relaxants)
  • Medicines used to relieve pain (prescription analgesics/ painkillers)

Interactions with food items

The administration of this medicine with food does not affect the way this medicine works. Cetirizine may be taken with or without food.

Storage and disposal of Zyrtec Syp

  • This medicine does not require any particular storage conditions
  • Try to keep it away from children

Dosage of Zyrtec Syp


  • Overdose may cause tiredness, headache, confusion, dizziness, discomfort, skin irritation, restlessness, drowsiness, rapid heartbeat, tremor, urinary retention.
  • If you experience any of the side effects, contact your doctor immediately

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one

Content Details


Dr. Rukman Mecca

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Any precaution I need to take while on medication of Zyrtec Syp?

  • Yes, this medicine is known to cause sleepiness or drowsiness, hence never drive or do any activity like operating machinery after taking this medicine
  • If you develop any rash, breathing difficulty or itching immediately after taking this medicine, it could be a severe side effect, immediately seek medical help
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 01:24 PM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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