zyrtec anyone?

Posted on: Sat, 08/09/2003 - 1:53am
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my 2 yo was just prescribed zyrtec daily. what has it done for you and have you noticed any side affects besides the drowsiness that i should look out for? has it helped out a lot?

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who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, eggs, grape, potato, rice, soybean, and tomato
and michael 6-16-03
exclusively breastfed

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isaiah 06-18-96
rebekah 09-13-97

Posted on: Sat, 08/09/2003 - 4:44am
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I have a 4yr old on it daily since March and she NO side effects. It is given at bedtime, so I notice drowsiness. My 3 yr old ds was on it for about 2 months daily (until end of June) and now about every other day or so and I have NOT noticed anything with them. I am VERY happy as it has eliminated my dd (4 yrs old) sniffles and itchy nose and she has not had a cold since the end of March. I use it for my son for different reasons than the sniffles...but it works great so far!

Posted on: Sat, 08/09/2003 - 4:47am
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My almost 3 yo ds has been on it since May. We also take at bedtime. i have seen no side effects- I wish it would make her a little sleepy!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
paula

Posted on: Sat, 08/09/2003 - 5:51am
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For those Canadians who do not know what "Zyrtec" is, in Canada it is called "Reactine".
It is the anti-histimine that I use as I have found it to be the most effective.

Posted on: Sat, 08/09/2003 - 10:44am
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I *wish* it made Ian drowsy, LOL! He's been on it daily for two years now. We still have allergy symptoms (sniffles and runny nose during heavy pollen season), but it's MUCH worse if we take him off it for a week for testing, so I'm sure it helps a lot. No other side effects that we've noticed.
Nancy

Posted on: Sat, 08/09/2003 - 1:18pm
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My daughter has been on it for three or four years now and I can't imagine life without it, especially in the spring and fall. She takes it at bedtime, so any drowsiness is welcomed. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 08/11/2003 - 4:26am
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Hi everyone...
This came up in another post and I don't think it was ever answered. Why do you administer Zyrtec at night? I give ds his in the morning. Doesn't it only last for twelve hours? If you do it at night what is keeping them from bad allergies during the day? Maybe I am missing something [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img]. Thanks

Posted on: Mon, 08/11/2003 - 5:24am
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I give my ds his zyrtec in the early afternoon as he seems to get stuffier in the evening through bedtime. I don't notice much drowsiness.

Posted on: Mon, 08/11/2003 - 7:17am
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my dr told me to give it at night. thats a good question. he said it would make him drowsy, but that is so not true!

Posted on: Tue, 08/12/2003 - 12:27am
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I give both my kids zyrtec. Austin (PA ds) gets it 2x a day, and Alyx (non PA dd)gets it once a day. Our allergist said that it will help control eczema as well. Seems to be working quite well. Austin has been on it since PA diagnosis in March of 2002, and Alyx has been taking it even longer. No side effects that I have noticed.... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
allison

Posted on: Mon, 08/18/2003 - 2:04am
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I have tried giving my son Zyrteck many times, but it makes him completely uncontrollable! he is ordinarily a very easy going child, but something in this makes him hyper, mean and really out of sorts.
We switched to Allegra (pill must be swallowed) and have had a terrific result.

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