ZYRTEC® is an over-the-counter medicine that contains cetirizine HCl, which is an antihistamine. It helps provide 24-hour relief due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies. When the sniffling season hits, ZYRTEC® can be taken as an effective allergy medicine to help you muddle no more. Let’s find out more about what ZYRTEC® is used for.
What Does ZYRTEC® Do?
ZYRTEC® relieves your worst indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms. Common indoor allergens include dust mites, pet dander and mold. Outdoor allergens, depending on the season and your location, include grass pollen, tree pollen and mold. These allergens can seem like invaders to your body and trigger allergy symptoms as your body reacts.
ZYRTEC® can be used for temporarily relief of the following common allergy symptoms:
- Runny nose
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Itching of the nose or throat
How to Take ZYRTEC® Tablets
For adults and children 6 years and older, follow these directions for using ZYRTEC® Tablets: Take one 10 mg tablet once daily. Do not take more than one 10 mg tablet in 24 hours. A 5 mg product may be appropriate for less severe symptoms. Read and follow the label, including the Directions, before taking this over-the-counter allergy medication. If you have questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Explore usage information for other ZYRTEC® Products.
Considering Using ZYRTEC®?
If you have questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist, or see our ZYRTEC® FAQs for more information. You also can download the ZYRTEC® ALLERGYCAST® app* to get a daily pollen forecast and to track your allergy symptoms.
* Standard data rates apply.