Zyrtec dosing information for children

Zyrtec medication is orally administered without regard to food intake.
Dosage for pediatric patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis:
Zyrtec in a form of oral solution is used in children 2 – 6 years of age in the dose of 2.5 mg once daily. The dose may be enlarged to a maximum of 5 mg daily, given either as a 5-mg dose once daily or, as in two divided doses of 2.5-mg every 12 hours.a child
Zyrtec in a form of tablets or oral solution is used in children older 6 years of age in the dose of 5 or 10 mg once daily.
Dosage for pediatric patients with yearlong allergic rhinitis:
In a form of oral solution Zyrtec is used in children 6 months – 2 years of age in the dose of 2.5 mg once daily.
The dose of Zyrtec in children from 12 to 23 months of age may be increased to a maximum of 5 mg daily, given as divided doses of 2.5 mg every 12 hours.
The dose of Zyrtec for children 2–5 years of age is 2.5 mg once daily or 5 mg in divided doses.
In children older than 6 years of age the dose of Zyrtec is 5 or 10 mg once daily.
Older children (from 12 years of age) can receive 5 mg twice daily every 12 hours.
Dosage for pediatric patients with chronic idiopathic urticarial:
The usual dose for children 6 months – 2 years of age is 2.5 mg once daily.
Children from 12–23 months of age can receive 5 mg of Zyrtec daily, given in divided doses every 12 hours. The max daily dose is 5 mg.
Children 2–5 years of age are prescribed 2.5 mg or 5 mg daily, given either as a 5-mg dose once daily or as a 2.5-mg dose every 12 hours.
Older children (from 6 years of age) can take 5 or 10 mg once daily.
The dose choice is individual for each situation and should be adjusted by a doctor.

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