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can zyrtec 10 mg be safely used in a man with urinary retention

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can zyrtec 10 mg be safely used in a man with urinary retention with enlarged prostate also taking an alpha blocker
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 5 years ago.
Dear customer,
Welcome to just answer.Zyrtec/Cetirizine may cause Autonomic Nervous System symptoms like increased salivation,flushing and urinary retention and should be avoided in elderly patients with Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy due to its effect.
The drug may also cause severe hypotension and its use with other antihypertensives should be avoided or done with caution.Alpha blockers also cause hypotension,so concurrent use with Zyrtec should be avoided.