Healthcare Providers: Zyrtec

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Did You See the News on Statins?

i have very high cholesterol. i took lipitor for about a year (many years ago now), developed muscle pain, persistent weight gain and brain fuzziness. the doctor insisted lipitor had no bad side effects, but i quit taking it, and while my cholesterol skyrocketed again, the side effects went away. then the news came out that *sometimes* muscle pain could be serious symptom, and oh yeah, that liver damage thing. a couple of years ago my (former) nurse practitioner screamed at me, up in my face, because despite my risk factors i refused to...


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Breastfeeding and Zyrtec

Anybody know if it's okay to take Zyrtec daily for allergies if you are breastfeeding?


Allergy or What?

When getting my 2 year old ready for dinner i took her shirt off and found...


Allergy or Not?

Recently my hands and feet started to itch something fierce. I thought...


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ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat)

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When Zyrtec Is Not Enough...

My step son has slight asthma which almost never flares. He has allergies everyday. His mother does not keep him on a regular schedule of antihistimines as I did my daughter and so now I need a new way to tackle this problem. When he comes home to us, we give him Zyrtec or Claritin or something, but many times he is in full allergy flare by the time we get it to him. How can I help him? Should I drug him up the minute he hits our door or should I wait for allergy symptoms? Once he has taken a 24 hour antihisitmine, is there anything...


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Zyrtec and Breastfeeding

I got the OK from my son's pedi that is was okay for me to take Zyrtec while breastfeeding. I have KILLER allergies! She said she took it herself while breastfeeding. It says it is definitely NOT recommended if breastfeeding on the box. I told that to my pedi (I'm sure she knows this...but still) and she still said it was okay. She did say the Zyrtec D would not be okay. Have any of you other moms taken Zyrtec while breastfeeding? FYI-I have never had a supply issue with my milk with my 1st or 2nd baby. Just want some MORE personal...


Zyrtec and Behavior

I have a 6 year old daughter who has allergies which seem to crop up this...


Zyrtec for Kids ?

Our six year old is coming home with swollen eyes, congestion etc and I...


Ped or Not?

We traveled to NYC last weekend, and I think my son (almost 5) picked up a...

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Zyrtec & Breastfeeding

Hi. I'm a mom-to-be, and want to breastfeed when my baby is born. The problem is, I have chronic allergies, and have to take Zyrtec every day. It's the only thing that works for me. I've I don't take it, I get hives and my skin swells- it's not your typical runny eyes, sneazy type of allergies. Nurses, midwives and doctors have told me that Zyrtec will dry-up breast milk. I've asked them if there's an alternative. I really want to breastfeed, and want my baby to have all the benefits of being breastfed. I hope someone out there can help me....