Zyrtec Dosing for Children

Children's ZYRTEC

Generic Name: cetirizine hydrochloride
Dosage Kind: children’s syrup

Children’s ZYRTEC

Drug Facts

  • Active active ingredient (in each 5 mL teaspoonful).
  • Cetirizine HCl 5 mg


  • Antihistamine


Temporarily eases these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergic reactions:

  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • itchy, watery eyes
  • itching of the nose or throat

Table of Zyrtec Dosing for Children

  • use only with enclosed dosing cup
adults and children 6 years and over 1 teaspoonful (5 mL) or 2 teaspoonfuls (10 mL) once daily depending upon severity of symptoms; do not take more than 2 teaspoonfuls (10 mL) in 24 hours.
adults 65 years and over 1 teaspoonful (5 mL) once daily; do not take more than 1 teaspoonful (5 mL) in 24 hours.
children 2 to under 6 years of age 1/2 teaspoonful (2.5 mL) once daily. If needed, dose can be increased to a maximum of 1 teaspoonful (5 mL) once daily or ½ teaspoonful (2.5 mL) every 12 hours. Do not give more than 1 teaspoonful (5 mL) in 24 hours.
children under 2 years of age ask a doctor
consumers with liver or kidney disease ask a doctor


Do not use if you have actually ever had an allergy to this item or any of its active ingredients or to an antihistamine including hydroxyzine.

Ask a doctor prior to use if you have liver or kidney disease. Your doctor needs to identify if you need a different dosage.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking tranquilizers or sedatives.

When utilizing this product

  • drowsiness might happen
  • quit alcohol
  • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers might increase sleepiness
  • be careful when driving an automobile or operating machinery

Stop use and ask a doctor if an allergy to this product happens. Seek medical help right away.

If pregnant or breast-feeding:

  • if breast-feeding: not advised
  • if pregnant: ask a health specialist before use

Stay out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical assistance or call a Toxin Nerve center right away. (1-800-222-1222).

Children's ZYRTEC


Other details

  • store in between 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). do not use if container is opened; or if bottle wrap or foil inner
  • seal printed with “Safety Seal ®” is broken or missing out on
  • see bottom panel for lot number and expiration date

Non-active components

anhydrous citric acid, flavors, propylene glycol, purified water, salt benzoate, sorbitol service, sucralose.


call 1-800-343-7805


NDC 50580-730-04

Children’s ZYRTEC ®

  • Cetirizine HCl
  • 1 mg/mL oral solution
  • antihistamine

Indoor & Outdoor Allergies

24 hour Relief of

2 yrs. & older

Grape Syrup

Dye-Free – Sugar-Free

  • 4 FL OZ (118 mL).
  • Dosing Cup Included.
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