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Zyrtec (Cetirizine HCl) Chewable Tablets

Approved: March 16, 2004
Company: Pfizer
Treatment for: Allergic Rhinitis and Urticaria (hives)

Quick Info About Zyrtec
Zyrtec Grape-Flavored Chewable Tablets offer flexibility of dose and convenience for children aged two years and older that suffer from allergies. The tablets should be taken once daily with or without food or water and are effective for 24-hour symptom relief of perennial and seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal passages) as well as chronic idiopathic urticaria (itching and hives of unknown causes).

Zyrtec Chewable Tablets
If a child is too old for syrups but too young to swallow a tablet, new Zyrtec chewables is the perfect option (especially for children in the 6-11 year old bracket). These chewable tablets may also used for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years, but the syrup may be more appropriate for them.

Some obvious advantages of Zyrtec Chewables

  • It can be taken at any time of the day with or without food or water
  • No measuring is required with chewable tablets, thus their is assurance that the child is getting exactly the right amount of allergy medicine each time. Even syrups can spill or drip!
  • Each chewable is individually wrapped, thus they are easy to carry around and no spoons, bottles or other items are needed
Typical dosages for Zyrtec Chewable Tablets
A doctor should prescribe the dosage based on the specifics of each patient, however we have detailed below some typical dosages by age group:
- Children 12 Years and Older and Adults should take one 5-mg or 10-mg tablet once a day
- Children 6 to 11 Years should be given one 5-mg or 10-mg tablet once a day
- Children 2 to 5 Years should be given one 5-mg tablet once a day

For more information, please visit the official Zyrtec website.
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