Zyrtec (Cetirizine HCl) Chewable Tablets
Approved: March 16, 2004
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
Typical dosages for Zyrtec Chewable Tablets
- 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
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
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