Formulary Monographs [CETIRIZINE, 0408]

Allergic rhinitis, chronic urticaria.
May cause drowsiness. Use with caution in patients with hepatic or renal impairment.
Adult and Children 6 years and over: 10mg once daily or in 2 divided doses. Pediatric: 2-5 years: 5 mg daily as a single dose or in
2 divided doses.
Cetirizine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of cetirizine.
Most antihistamines are present in breast milk in varying amounts; although not known to be harmful, most manufacturers advise avoiding their use in mothers who are breast-feeding.