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Side effects from taking Cetirizine.

Tags: Allergy

My daughter has been diagnosed with chronic urticaria allergen. She is currently taking Cetirizine 5mg once daily, she is having headaches and stomach pain.

Could it be possible the medicine is the cause? She has been having it for the past 6 months. Is there anything I can do?

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I’m sorry to hear that your daughter is in pain. Headache is a commonly reported side effect in both adults and children taking Cetirizine.

Abdominal pain is a frequently reported side effect in children aged 6-11. We would suggest that you discuss these side effects with your GP who may prescribe an alternative antihistamine.

There are alternative antihistamines that can be prescribed. Although they may produce the same side effect, they may not and are worth a try.

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.


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