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Cetirizine is an anti-allergic drug belongs to a class of medications called second-generation antihistamines.
Cetirizine works by blocking the natural chemical called histamine which causes allergies in the body.
Cetirizine is prescribed for treating hay fever (sneezing, red, itchy and watery eyes), allergies (dust mites, animal dander or molds), angioedema, symptoms of urticaria (swollen, red, and itchy skin), pollen-induced allergy, insect bites, food and drug allergies.
It is also used to treat the symptoms of Kimura's disease.
Precautions to follow while taking cetirizine:
1.Avoid alcohol consumption as it may increase cetirizine effects
2.Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as cetirizine may impair mental alertness
3.Never take cetirizine with other antihistamines or drugs that cause sleepiness as it may lead to excessive drowsiness.
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