Effects Of Concomitant Consumption Of Cetirizine With Amoxicillin?

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Is it okay to take cetirizine hcl together with the drug amoxicillin trihydrate? If the dose is 3×1, is it not dangerous for the body?

1 Answer:

Hi Ari,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Cetirizine HCl is one of the antihistamine drugs. This drug functions to inhibit the work of chemicals in the body that play a role in mediating inflammatory and allergic reactions, namely histamine. With this function, cetirizine can overcome various complaints, ranging from allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal mucosa due to allergies), hives, urticaria (hives), and so on.


Meanwhile, amoxicillin trihydrate (chemical name for amoxicillin) is a penicillin class of antibiotics whose function is to treat bacterial infections. This antibiotic has a wide spectrum of work, which is able to eradicate gram-positive and negative bacteria. This function is produced by destroying peptidoglycan, which is an important part of the bacterial cell wall, so that the bacteria cannot survive. Some types of infections that can be treated with amoxicillin are infections caused by Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Haemophylus influenza, Escherichia coli, and so on. These bacteria often cause infections in the ears, nose, throat, digestive tract, urinary tract, skin, and various other organ systems.


Both cetirizine HCl and amoxicillin trihydrate are not an over-the-counter drug class that can be consumed carelessly without a doctor's prescription. The use of these drugs without the supervision of a doctor has a high risk of causing various side effects, ranging from allergies, indigestion, skin rashes, shortness of breath, to anaphylactic shock. Therefore, we are not authorized to explain in detail the information about possible drug interactions and the drug doses you mentioned.


We recommend that you consult this directly with the doctor who checks your complaint.


I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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