Product introductionCetrizine Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis and some skin reactions, and reactions to bites and stings. It relieves watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching.
Cetrizine Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose required for you may vary depending on what you are taking it for. This medicine is usually taken in the evening but follow the advice of your doctor on how to take it. You may need this medicine only on days you have symptoms, but if you are taking it to prevent symptoms you should take it regularly. If you miss doses or stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back.
This medicine is generally very safe. The most common side effects include feeling sleepy or dizzy. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days as your body adjusts. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you. You should avoid alcohol while taking this medicine.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any kidney problems or epilepsy. Your dose may need to be modified or this medicine may not be suitable. Some other medicines can interact with this medicine so let your healthcare team know what else you are taking. You should also talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, although it is not thought to be harmful.
Uses of Cetrizine Tablet
- Treatment of Allergic conditions
Benefits of Cetrizine Tablet
In Treatment of Allergic conditionsCetrizine Tablet provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It can also give relief from allergic reactions after insect bites and symptoms of hives and eczema such as rash, swelling, itching, and irritation. This will improve the appearance of your skin and you may find that your mood and self-confidence improve as well. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.
Side effects of Cetrizine TabletMost side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Cetrizine
How to use Cetrizine TabletTake this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cetrizine Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Cetrizine Tablet worksCetrizine Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.
Safety adviceAlcoholUNSAFECetrizine Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.PregnancySAFE IF PRESCRIBEDCetrizine Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.Breast feedingSAFE IF PRESCRIBEDCetrizine Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Cetrizine Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby.DrivingSAFECetrizine Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.KidneyCAUTIONCetrizine Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cetrizine Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, it is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. It may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end-stage kidney disease.LiverSAFE IF PRESCRIBEDCetrizine Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cetrizine Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
What if you forget to take Cetrizine Tablet?If you miss a dose of Cetrizine Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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