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Cetirizine Hydrochloride

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7.6  Effectiveness
5.7  Side Effects
5.7  Holistic Benefits

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Cetirizine Hydrochloride, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 12.5% 62.5% 25% 0%
Confidence 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Digestion 0% 12.5% 87.5% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 12.5% 0% 87.5% 0% 0%
Energy 12.5% 0% 75% 12.5% 0%
Eyesight 0% 12.5% 87.5% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
Pain 0% 12.5% 75% 12.5% 0%
Patience 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
Sexual Health 12.5% 12.5% 75% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 12.5% 0% 75% 12.5% 0%
Sleep 0% 25% 62.5% 12.5% 0%
Stress Level 12.5% 12.5% 62.5% 12.5% 0%
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Commonly Reported Cetirizine Hydrochloride Side Effects
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Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Drowsiness 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 75% 12.5% 12.5% 0% 0%
Nausea 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Cetirizine Hydrochloride Side Effects
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Insomnia 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
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04 Feb 2014 Cetirizine Hydrochloride has caused a Phototoxic reaction, resembling severe sunburn on neck and chest. This had sudden onset after using the product daily for a couple of years to control asthma and allergic symptoms including severe all body itching, retching, coughing and simultaneous breathing problems fairly effectively.
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10 Apr 2011 For me this drug was great for the rhinitis part - almost totally stopping the sneezing, coughing, watery eyes etc. However I found it made me extremely tired. I started taking the pill at night and found that worked better for me but I was still having sleepless nights and getting fatigued beyond anything I have previously know. After a few days of feeling exhausted all the time, of being a little disorientated and getting irritable I stopped taking them. So it's back to the drawing board for me.
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04 Nov 2010 I have very bad hayfever, continuous sneezing, itchy watery red eyes, its really iritating and feels absolutely awful, i can't go near plants. Cetrizine reduces it to more tolerant levels, but doens't quite completely get rid of it and by the end of the day im sneezing and have watery itchy eues again
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04 Jun 2010 helps with hayfever howver it gives me nausea
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14 May 2009 I was diagnosed with asthma when I was 9 years old. The asthma would come when I excercised and when I was around things that gave me allergies such as cats and pollen. I had a lot of expensive allergy tests done and was given an inhaler which would help in the moment when I couldn't breathe as well as some medicines but nothing seemed to really help overall. Two years later I moved to Chile with my family. There I went to a doctor who told me to take this medicine once a day every day. I did this and my allergies and asthma went away after several months. Now 15 years later I take this medicine only when I know I will be around cats and other things that give me allergies, but I rarely ever use an inhaler and it is almost as if this medicine cured me. I highly recommend it since it was so helpful for me and I never have experienced any negative side effects.
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