Reply To: cetirizine for premed?

  • Monica Ploof

    January 19, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    I have successfully used cetirizine in patients who had previous reactions while receiving blood products, IVIG, and chemotherapy. These patients were able to tolerate infusion successfully with cetirizine as pre-med. Reasons for not using Benadryl were due to excessive aggressive behavior, tearful, extreme pruritis or generalized intolerance of the drug.


    Monica M. Ploof CPNP

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

    University of Vermont Medical Center


    Original Message:
    Sent: 1/19/2023 2:29:00 PM
    From: Jami Gattuso
    Subject: cetirizine for premed?

    Does anyone use cetirizine as a pre-med for chemo or blood products?  Thanks, Jami

    Jami Gattuso, CPON,MSN,RN
    Nursing Research Specialist
    Memphis, TN
    United States