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Zyrtec for allergies

Has anyone had a child that was normally a loving caring sweet child to have severe reactions to zyrtec like tantrums, hitting themself in the head, saying "I can't I can't!", fits of rage, etc.?

 
bdmartin81

Asked by bdmartin81 at 1:57 PM on May. 5, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • My son does that if he has anything with dyes. He is fine with the dye free zyrtec
    JasonsMom2007

    Answer by JasonsMom2007 at 2:09 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Is it Full of Dyes? I get the DYE FREE for my son ( generic brand of Zyrtec ) for that reason..
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:58 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • not had that problem... DS has been on zyrtec for a week. His dr prescribed it...
    marinesweetie

    Answer by marinesweetie at 1:59 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • I would still find out if there are dyes or something in the RX Zyrtec and stop them instantly and call the Dr.. poor little guy.
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 2:09 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Its prescription strength.
    bdmartin81

    Comment by bdmartin81 (original poster) at 2:00 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • My nephew is on prescription zyrtec and has turned into demon child. Fits of rage, screaming, saying "I can't", not eating, weepy, etc.
    bdmartin81

    Comment by bdmartin81 (original poster) at 2:02 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • If it were me, I would stop the Zyrtec immediately. Try Claritan
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:06 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • I never thought about the dyes! Thanks so much to all of you!
    bdmartin81

    Comment by bdmartin81 (original poster) at 2:13 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Wow scary! We just put my 1 year old on zyrtec (the walgreen's brand) but I haven't noticed any side effects like that. I'll be sure to watch for them as she's older.
    EgoTryptophan

    Answer by EgoTryptophan at 2:16 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Its been a savior in my home. Sorry to hear about the bad reaction.
    ochsamom

    Answer by ochsamom at 2:17 PM on May. 5, 2011

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