Zyrtec 10 mg Tablets
Zyrtec® (cetirizine hydrochloride) is an over-the-counter medication commonly used for the treatment of allergy symptoms, such as watery eyes, sneezing, or runny nose.
The antihistamine, which is usually taken by mouth once a day, comes in several different forms and numerous strengths.
The usual recommended dosage for most adults and children ages six and older is 10 mg once daily (which can be taken as Zyrtec 10 mg tablets, Zyrtec syrup, or Zyrtec chewable tablets). For mild symptoms, Zyrtec 5 mg once daily may be sufficient. People with liver or kidney disease may also need a lower dosage.
For children ages two to five, the recommended Zyrtec dosage is 2.5 mg once daily. This is equivalent to half a teaspoonful of the syrup. Only the syrup form is approved and labeled for this age group. Other Zyrtec products are not approved for this age range.
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