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Zyrtec is an over-the-counter medication used to treat several allergy symptoms, including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes. The drug is also used to treat itching due to hives. Some people take the drug year-round; others take it only during allergy season. Zyrtec comes in the form of tablets, chewable tablets, liquid-filled capsules, and syrup. Possible side effects include drowsiness, dry mouth, and fatigue.
What Is Zyrtec?Zyrtec® (cetirizine hydrochloride) is an antihistamine approved to treat the following allergy symptoms:
- Runny nose
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Itchy nose or throat.