Best answer: Can babies take Zyrtec?

Don’t give Zyrtec to children under 2 years of age unless a doctor explicitly recommends it. Only give the liquid form of Children’s Zyrtec to children ages 5 and under.

Can you give a 6 month old Zyrtec?

Children 6 months to < 2 years: The recommended dose of ZYRTEC syrup in children 6 months to 23 months of age is 2.5 mg (½ teaspoon) once daily. The dose in children 12 to 23 months of age can be increased to a maximum dose of 5 mg per day, given as ½ teaspoonful (2.5 mg) every 12 hours.

How much Zyrtec can a baby take?

Children 2 to under 6 years of age: 2.5 mL once daily. If needed, dose can be increased to a maximum of 5 mL once daily or 2.5 mL every 12 hours. Do not give more than 5 mL in 24 hours.

Can babies under 1 have Zyrtec?

Antihistamines. Non-drowsy, long-acting antihistamines like Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra and Clarinex are available in children’s form over the counter and are generally safe for little ones ages 2 and older, as long as you get the okay from your doctor.

Can you give Zyrtec to a 1 year old?

(Brand names: Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec and others) For allergies, don’t use under 1 year of age. For colds, not recommended at any age and should be avoided if under 4 years old. Avoid mult-ingredient products in children under 6 years of age.

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At what age can a child take Zyrtec?

Safe use of Zyrtec for kids

Name Route and form Safe for ages*
Zyrtec Allergy: Tablets oral tablet 6 years and older
Zyrtec Allergy: Dissolve Tabs orally disintegrating tablet 6 years and older
Zyrtec Allergy: Liquid Gels oral capsules 6 years and older
Zyrtec-D extended-release oral tablet 12 years and older

What can I give a 6 month old for allergies?

The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved the prescription antihistamine Zyrtec for the treatment of year-round allergies in infants as young as 6 months old. It’s the first and only antihistamine – over-the-counter or prescription – demonstrated with clinical trials to be safe in infants this young.

Can I give my 1 year old allergy medicine?

Allergy medicines, even over-the-counter medicines are not recommended for use in babies under age 2 years.

Is Claritin or Zyrtec better for babies?

In my order of preference: Zyrtec – More likely to be cause drowsiness than Claritin, but quicker onset of action (1 hour.) Slightly more effective than Allegra. Zyrtec can be given to children as young as 6 months of age, with caution for drowsiness.

What can you give a baby for allergies?

If your doctor recommends it, give your baby a children’s antihistamine (like children’s Zyrtec). Always talk to your doctor first, because many allergy medicines aren’t made for children under 2 years old.

What antihistamine can babies take?

“For infants six months or older I usually recommend children’s Zyrtec, which is also an antihistamine. Benadryl is short-acting and can cause drowsiness or hyperactivity in some babies, so I prefer Zyrtec which creates more of a steady state and has fewer side effects.”

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What can I give my baby for an allergic reaction?

Benadryl or Zyrtec is only recommended for infants who are having a mild reaction such as localized hives or redness. Benadryl or Zyrtec will not stop anaphylaxis from happening. Only epinephrine can stop anaphylaxis.