More Info on Indications for Zyrtec Eye Drops

How Do the Eye Drops Work?

Zyrtec Eye Drops belongs to a group of allergy medications known as antihistamines. Specifically, it is an H1 receptor antagonist. This means that it blocks a specific type of histamine receptor in the body known as H1 receptors. Since the symptoms of allergic reactions are partly caused by histamine, Zyrtec Eye Drops can help prevent or relieve allergy symptoms.
In addition to blocking histamine receptors, this medication seems to decrease the release of histamine from cells in the body and may also inhibit other substances, such as leukotrienes or eosinophils, produced by the body in response to an allergen.

Using Zyrtec Eye Drops in Children

Zyrtec Eye Drops is approved for treating eye allergies in children as young as three years old. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medicine with your particular child. For younger children, an adult will need to administer the medication. Be sure to teach older children how to properly use the drops.

Off-Label Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Zyrtec Eye Drops for something other than eye allergies (this would be known as an "off-label" use). At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for Zyrtec Eye Drops.
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