Should I drop Zyrtec?
June 10, 2010 3:24 PM Subscribe
Allergy Filter: are all antihistamines basically the same? I used to take Zyrtec / cetirizine, but it's more expensive and less commonly available than other allergy medicines. Is there any reason (e.g. side effects) why I shouldn't just switch to which ever one is the cheapest?
posted by k. to health & fitness (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I haven't experienced any of these nasty side effects
from Zyrtec and it seems to work fine, but I wonder if others might have different side effects that it doesn't have (all I know that diphenhydramine makes you sleep, so I won't take that). I never took anything besides Zyrtec that I can remember, so I don't know if there's any reason to choose one over another.