FDA to Allow General Sales of Zyrtec-D

MJMANDALAY

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The popular allergy drug Zyrtec-D can now sell without a prescription, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

Zyrtec-D combines the antihistamine cetirizine with a nasal decongestant, pseudoephedrine. It is for use by adults and children 12 or older to relieve symptoms of hay fever and other respiratory allergies.

Like other brands that contain pseudoephedrine, nonprescription Zyrtec-D will be sold from behind store counters because of a new law that requires customers to show identification, among other steps, before buying the decongestant. The law is intended to limit purchases of large quantities of pseudoephedrine, which can be used to cook the illegal drug methamphetamine.
 

Jolie

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I wonder why Zyrtec D can be sold without prescription but not Zyrtec? Thats weird. Or can both now?
 

Your_Moms_Box

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sweet, I will save a little cash now.

I'm sure they will be able to sell the regular zyrtec also...

the reason they only specify "D" is because the decongestant is the part you can convert to crystal meth.
 

Jolie

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I'm really thinking this only applies to the Zyrtec-D. I wonder if its because Zyrtec is actually 10mg and Zyrtec-D only has 5? Of course, Zyrtec is normally once a day, and Zyrtec-D is normally twice - so I don't know.

Its weird.