Many people suffer from allergies. Some may just be allergic to indoor culprits while others may be allergic to outside items. Or, if you are like me, you have allergies to both. Some of the specific indoor and outdoor allergens are molds, pollens, dander, and dust. My allergies controlled my life for many years. Allergy shots were taken on a monthly basis. Good news seemed to be around the corner.
My family doctor prescribed Zyrtec-D in August of 2003 because I wanted to try going without my allergy shot. I was pleasantly surprised with the results. My symptoms began to subside and are now under control through the use of Zyrtec-D and a nasal spray.
When the FDA made the announcement that they had approved Zyrtec-D on the market as a nonprescription medication, I was relieved. I no longer had to go to the doctor to say, “I need more allergy medication”. With having allergies, it’s very easy to tell when you have the symptoms. It seemed cost probative to pay the money to go see a doctor just to get the medication you needed to lead a normal life.
Zyrtec-D may be used for the allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, watery eyes, itchy throat or nose and nasal congestion. It also helps to reduce the inflammation in the sinus cavities that will restore a more normal breathing pattern. The chemicals in Zyrtec-D work by blocking the histamine that causes the allergy symptoms.
Zyrtec-D should be taken twice a day. It comes in a 12-hour extended release tablet. This medication should not be broken, chewed or crushed. It does not have to be taken with food. If you miss a does just take your next pill when you remember. Common side effects of Zyrtec-D include: dry mouth, fatigue, insomnia, and sleepiness.
If you have severe high blood pressure, glaucoma, severe heart disease or difficulty urinating, do not take this drug. It is not recommended for children under the age of twelve unless a doctor has been contacted and given approval.
As a user of Zyrtec-D for the past six years, it is one of the best over-the-counter nonprescription drugs that are used for the treatment of both indoor and outdoor allergies. When I feel my allergies flaring up, I begin taking Zyrtec-D to eliminate the symptoms and continue to take it for one to two weeks after the symptoms are gone. If you have both indoor and outdoor allergies it may be such a thing that you stay on Zyrtec-D on a daily basis. Consult with your doctor if you are not sure of the dosage that would best fit your allergy symptoms.
If you have seasonal allergies, I highly recommend trying Zyrtec-D. I’m sure you’ll thank me for it!