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    Old 03-19-2006, 07:36 PM   #1
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    ZYRTEC (For people who take it)

    Hi,
    Does Zyrtec help with nose stuffiness?????
    Does it help with all allergy symptoms?????
    Please reply soon. Thanks

     
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    Old 03-19-2006, 08:06 PM   #2
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    Re: ZYRTEC (For people who take it)

    Works great for me. In fact, it's the only one I take. I've used it for a number of years and have been very satisfied....

     
    Old 03-20-2006, 05:58 AM   #3
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    Re: ZYRTEC (For people who take it)

    This is the only antihistamine that works for me, it can be a little drying.

     
    Old 03-20-2006, 08:53 AM   #4
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    Re: ZYRTEC (For people who take it)

    Zyrtec's claim to fame is that it is good for a broad spectrum of allergens, both indoor & outdoor. It is less sedating than benadryl, but does cause sedation in some people.

    Some OTCs for simple nasal stuffiness due to allergy are Claritin (fewer side effects than Zyrtec), or even simple saline nose sprays that wash out the allergens & thin the mucosal secretions, alleviating stuffiness. Nasalcrom (cromolyn sodium) is a nasal spray used before contact w/allergens; it binds up the mast cells in the nose preventing histamine release & stuffiness.

    The herb butterbur, in standardized extract, has been found as effective as Zyrtec for seasonal allergies, and has a lower side-effect profile.

    Best wishes.

     
    Old 03-20-2006, 01:16 PM   #5
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    Re: ZYRTEC (For people who take it)

    Yea but does it work for Nose Stuffiness?????

     
    Old 03-20-2006, 02:01 PM   #6
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    Re: ZYRTEC (For people who take it)

    If the regular version doesn't, then try the -D version. I find that the regular version tends to dry me out at times. But everyone is different.

     
    Old 03-20-2006, 07:07 PM   #7
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    Re: ZYRTEC (For people who take it)

    Zyrtec is the best antihistimine out there IMO. Nothing else works as well for me.

     
    Old 04-07-2006, 07:30 PM   #8
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    Re: ZYRTEC (For people who take it)

    Zyrtec is for regular allergies and Zyrtec -D is for allergies and congestion. It just has the pseudoephidrine sp?) in it.

    It works the best for me and I buy the generic from Canada.

     
    Old 04-07-2006, 08:04 PM   #9
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    Re: ZYRTEC (For people who take it)

    Yes...it works for everything on me. But I do use a saline spray to flush out my sinuses.

     
    Old 04-08-2006, 11:22 AM   #10
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    Re: ZYRTEC (For people who take it)

    I've been on a Zyrtec/Tagament combination for a week now and it's working great for me, then again I'm on a special diet too so it's hard to pinpoint exactly what is helping me at this point. I do notice it is quite drying, and as far as helping stuffiness, I'm not sure because I hardly ever get stuffy with my allergies. I can always breathe through my nose, yet I always have the never ending phlegm wad at the back of my throat and PND. It seems to barely help with that, so maybe I need the D.

     
    Old 04-09-2006, 10:37 AM   #11
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    Re: ZYRTEC (For people who take it)

    I find it does help with nasal stuffiness. However it is drying. At the moment I am using nasonex only and a saline nasal spray or a neti pot to wash out the nose. I tend to take zyrtec if I have to take something, but I try not to if at all possible - it does help with the stuffiness in some respects but causes some dryness that in itself causes some stuffiness - hope that makes sense.

     
    Old 04-10-2006, 12:58 PM   #12
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    Re: ZYRTEC (For people who take it)

    I know this is off-topic, but on the average, is Zyrtec-D cheaper than Allegra-D?

     
    Old 04-12-2006, 06:16 AM   #13
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    Re: ZYRTEC (For people who take it)

    I tried Astelin spray at it seemed to help quite a bit. Whatever you do read the directions and do not swallow the medication. It tastes terrible and gets into your system. I only had a sample and have not seen that Dr. again and I'm out. But what I did have seemed to work.

    On the Zyrtec subject. Has anyone had any problem with being jittery on it? I tried alegra and had the worst panic attack! I really don't want to go there again. Since this crazy sinus iissue started 18 months ago I am sensitive to many medications and I never had this problem in the past. I'm looking for something to treat the entire allergic response including the sinuses. The Doctors seem to think this is some type of an allergy problem but so far no cure.

    Thanks in advance!

    Jack

     
    Old 04-13-2006, 10:07 PM   #14
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    i have used to zyrtec and found that if taken at night it works well for me. it does tend to dry me out so i usually take half of one. that's strange you mention allegra causing panic attacks because that also happens to me when i take allegra and most allergy medicines. i would understand if it was zytrec-d because suphendrine is a stimulate but i don't take decongestants for that reason.

     
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