Instructions for Zyrtec Eye Drops

When and How to Take Zyrtec Eye Drops

General considerations to keep in mind when using Zyrtec Eye Drops include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. It is used in the affected eye(s) twice a day, with 8 to 12 hours between doses.
  • In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
  • If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them to use the drops. In order to prevent the lens from absorbing the preservatives in the medication, be sure to wait at least 10 minutes after using the drops before reinserting the lens. Do not wear your contact lenses if your eye is still red.
  • For the medicine to work properly, it must be taken as directed.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard recommended dose for this product, regardless of your age, your weight, or the severity of your eye allergies. As is always the case, do not adjust this amount unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Zyrtec Eye Drops Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Zyrtec Eye Drops

Just like any medicine, Zyrtec Eye Drops can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Possible side effects of Zyrtec Eye Drops include but are not limited to:
  • Headaches
  • Red eyes
  • Stuffy or runny nose.
(Click Zyrtec Eye Drops Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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