Zirtek Allergy - 30 Tablets

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Cetirizine dihydrochloride is the active ingredient of Zirtek Allergy. Zirtek Allergy is an antiallergic medication. In adults and children aged 6 years and above, Zirtek Allergy 10 mg film-coated tablets are indicated 

  • for the relief of nasal and ocular symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis. 
  • for the relief of urticaria.

Usage Instructions: 

Adults and adolescents above 12 years old: 

The recommended dose is 10 mg once daily as 1 tablet. 

Use in children between 6 and 12 years old:

The recommended dose is 5 mg twice daily as a half tablet twice daily. 

Patients with renal impairment Patients with moderate renal impairment are recommended to take 5 mg once daily. 

If you suffer from severe kidney disease, please contact your doctor who may adjust the dose accordingly. 

If your child suffers from kidney disease, please contact your doctor who may adjust the dose according to your child’s needs. If you feel that the effect of Zirtek Allergy is too weak or too strong, please consult your doctor.


The active substance is cetirizine dihydrochloride. One film-coated tablet contains 10 mg cetirizine dihydrochloride. - The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, lactose-monohydrate, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, Opadry Y-1-7000 (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (E 464), titanium dioxide (E 171), macrogol 400).


Do not take if:

  • if you have a severe kidney disease requiring dialysis; 
  • If you are allergic to cetirizine dihydrochloride, to any of the other ingredients, to hydroxyzine or to piperazine derivatives (closely related active ingredients of other medicines). 

Warning and precautions:

  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Zirtek Allergy. 
  • If you are a patient with renal insufficiency, please ask your doctor for advice; if necessary, you will take a lower dose. The new dose will be determined by your doctor. 
  • If you have problems passing urine (like spinal cord problems or prostate or bladder problems), please ask your doctor for advice.
  • If you are an epileptic patient or a patient at risk of convulsions, you should ask your doctor for advice.

No clinically significant interactions have been observed between alcohol (at the blood level of 0.5 per mille (g/l) corresponding to one glass of wine) and cetirizine used at the recommended doses. However, there is no data available on the safety when higher doses of cetirizine and alcohol are taken together. Therefore, as it is the case with all antihistamines, it is recommended to avoid taking Zirtek Allergy with alcohol.

If you are scheduled for allergy testing, ask your doctor if you should stop taking Zirtek Allergy for several days before testing. This medicine may affect your allergy test results. 


Do not give this medicine to children below the age of 6 years because the tablet formulation does not allow the necessary dose adjustments. 

Pregnancy and breast-feeding:

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine. 

Zirtek Allergy should be avoided in pregnant women. Accidental use of the drug by a pregnant woman should not produce any harmful effects on the foetus. Nevertheless, the medicine should only be administered if necessary and after medical advice.

Cetirizine passes into breast milk. A risk of side effects in breastfed infants cannot be excluded. Therefore, you should not take Zirtek Allergy during breast-feeding unless you have contacted a doctor. 

Zirtek Allergy film-coated tablets contain lactose; if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, please contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

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