The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.
What is the dose for an adult?
Take 10 mg once a day.
For renal impairment, based on creatinine clearance (CrCL in mL/min):
- 50 to 79: Same dose, no adjustments.
- 30 to 49: Take 5 mg once a day.
- Less than 30: Take 5 mg every other day.
- Less than 10: Contraindicated; do not take.
What is the dose for a child?
Ages 2 to 6 years: Give 2.5 mg twice a day.
6 to 12 years: Give 5 mg twice a day.
For over 12 years: Give the same dose as an adult, 10 mg once a day.
How is cetirizine available?
Cetirizine is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Tablet, oral: 10mg.
- Chewable tablet, oral: 5 mg, 10 mg
- Solution, oral: 1mg/ml.
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.