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Zyrtec-D has been approved by the FDA for use without a prescription. Zyrtec-D has been sold by prescription since 2001. It provides allergy relief from symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, itchy nose, and nasal congestion.
Zyrtec-D is still semi-controlled, because it contains pseudoephedrine. There are limitations to how much a customer can buy at one time.
Zyrtec-D Side Effects
The main side effects of Zyrtec-D include a dry mouth, fatigue, insomnia and (ironically) sleepiness. This drug may also cause a slight inflammation in the throat and or sinuses. Dizziness is another possible side effect.
If you are allergic to the similar drug Atarax, do not take Zyrtec-D. Zyrtec-D is not compatible with certain heart medications.
If you have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, then Zyrtec-D may not be suitable for you. In any of these cases, or if you have other medical concerns, and you must speak to your doctor first before using Zyrtec-D. Note that this is not a complete list of situations where you may not be able to use Zyrtec-D.