For over five years, my 10 year old son has taken Zyrtec since he has indoor and outdoor allergies. Now that you can purchase Zyrtec over the counter, I am going to try different generic brands on him to see which one tastes the closest to the original Zyrtec.
I purchased the CVS brand for my son and found out that I cannot get anything past him! He quickly scrunched up his nose because he did notice that there is a slight difference in taste. Now that he has taken this for a few weeks, he has gotten used to this particular grape flavor.
Depending on how badly his allergies are, my son (Zachary) takes one teaspoon a day and when his allergies do act up, we increase it to two teaspoons. This has really been a lifesaver to him because it has kept his runny nose and sneezing at bay. He has not experienced any side effects (drowsiness is one of them).
At a later date, I will purchase and review Zyrtec over the counter and see how the two compare but for now, we will stick with the generic form of Zyrtec because it is just as effective.