Cetrizine and Melatonin
Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:28 PM
it seemed to have no affect on him in a drowsy way, but cleared the hay fever. When he went back to school I decided he should
have it in the morning, his TA said he was very tired by breaktime and he should have it the night before. I spoke to his
paediatrician who said Cetrizine is a modern hay fever tablet that doesnt cause drowsyness unless its a side effect(?) and he
can have it am or pm with melatonin, now I am confused as if he is experiencing a side effect of tiredness from the Cetrizine
should he have it alongside the melatonin in the evening, what could a double whammy do? Sorry for the long and garbled post
but feel am being told conflicting and confusing advice
Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:58 PM
Drowsiness is a common side effect of most havfever medicines. It sounds like they're saying that it is not common for this particular one, but that it can occur for some people. If the drowsiness is causing a problem, it might be worth asking to try a different hayfever medicine.
Has your son tried his hayfever medicine on a day when he is home for you to observe whether he gets tired as a result? If it only happened one time, he may have been tired for some other reason. I wouldn't be taking medical advice from the teacher, but obviously it's helpful for them to tell you if he seems tired.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:21 PM
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