Follow directions on the product label, information guide, and provided by your doctor before using Zirtek Allergy
. Use this medicine
as per your doctor's instructions.
The typical adult dose of Zirtek Allergy
is 5 mg-10 mg once a day. The typical dose for children is 5 mg/5 ml-10 mg/10 ml (1-2 teaspoons) once daily for children 6-11 years in case of syrup formulation. Zirtek Allergy is typically used at the same time every day.
If using the liquid form of this medicine
, measure the dose using the provided measuring cup, spoon, or dropper. Before pouring the medicine into the measuring device, you should check the measurement markings carefully. Then, pour the dose amount into the device. After use, clean and store the measuring device in a safe place for your next use. You should not use a tablespoon or teaspoon as the dose measuring devices since it can result in an incorrect dose. If indicated on the product package, shake the medicine
If you are using the chewable tablet form of this medicine, make sure you chew the medicine
before you swallow it.
To decrease the possibility of side-effects, you might be recommended to use the extended-release form of this medicine
by your doctor. The extended-release medicine helps in maintaining a steady level of the medicine in your body for a longer period of time. Do not crush or chew the medicine, unless indicated on the package or by your doctor.
Talk to Your Doctor
Tell your doctor if your condition worsens. If you have any kidney disease, the dose will have to be adjusted according to children age and body weight. On the other hand, in patients of 12 years and older, a daily dose of 5 mg is recommended. If you have issues with the health of your liver, a dose of 5 mg once daily is recommended in patients from 12 years and older, and a lower dose is recommended in patients aged 6 to 11 years.
Use in Children
If you are giving Zirtek Allergy
Oral Solution to a child, be sure to use a product that is meant for use in children. Before giving this medicine, use the child's weight or age to find the right dose from the leaflet or product package. You can also read the dosage section
of this page to know the correct dose for your child. Else, consult with your doctor and follow their recommendation.
Store Zirtek Allergy
Oral Solution at room temperature 20°-25°C (68°-77°F), and away from moisture. Keep this medicine
away from children and pets
Medicines may be given for uses other than those listed in the medicine guide. Do not use Zirtek Allergy
Oral Solution for symptoms for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Zirtek Allergy Oral Solution to others who may have similar symptoms as you. Self-medication can cause harm.