What Is The Dose Of Taking Cetirizine Itching Medicine In One Day?

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Night . Sorry to bother .. before sunset I already drink incidal of. . but how come the itching doesn’t disappear? Can you drink again now? Thanks

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Hello Tahmid Serizawa,


Incidal-OD is a drug that contains Cetirizine HCL which is a class of antihistamines. This medicine is used to reduce itching, sneezing, runny nose, runny nose and eyes. The dose of this drug is 10 mg / day which can be given 1 dose or divided into 2 times 2 mg 5. In the elderly and children <6 years the dose used is half that is 5 mg / day. Not recommended to consume doses exceeding 10 mg / day.


Cetirizine can be taken before or after meals. The duration of action is> 24 hours and reaches the highest level in blood serum after 1 hour of oral consumption (taken). Cetirizine should not be taken with alcohol or other drugs that cause drowsiness because it can have a great sleepy effect. Avoid driving a vehicle or doing activities with heavy machinery after taking this drug.


Take the drug for at least 3 days to see if there are any changes that occur in the itching. Itching still exists because there is still release of histamine in the body. If caused due to an allergic reaction, try to avoid triggers (allergens) to help reduce itching. If itching arises due to a disease in the skin, it can also use ointments or topical medication (applied to the skin) to reduce the process of infection or inflammation of the skin. Consult your doctor further if the itching persists after 3 days of taking cetirizine or if there are severe new complaints. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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