cetzine 10mg 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.
cetzine 10mg 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.
cetzine 10mg tablet contains Cetirizine which belongs to a group of medicine called antihistamines. It is used for the relief of symptoms of hay fever and other allergic conditions such as sneezing, runny or itchy nose or for skin rashes such as chronic nettle rash, idiopathic urticaria in adult and children over 6 years of age. It works by blocking the effects of histamine, which may be overproduced in allergic reactions which causes unpleasant symptoms such as itchy or watery eyes, running or blocked nose, sneezing and skin rashes.
Always take cetzine 10mg tablet exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children aged less than 6 years. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. The common side effects are somnolence (sleepiness), dizziness, headache, diarrhoea, nausea, dry mouth, fatigue, pharyngitis, cold-like symptoms of the nose (children only).
Relieve the symptoms of hay fever and other allergic conditions such as sneezing, runny or itchy nose or for skin rashes such as chronic nettle rash, idiopathic urticaria
BENEFITS OF CETZINE TABLET
In Treatment of Allergic conditions
Cetzine 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.
HOW CETZINE WORKS
cetzine 10mg tablet works by blocking the effects of histamine, which may be overproduced in allergic reactions which causes unpleasant symptoms such as itchy or watery eyes, running or blocked nose, sneezing and skin rashes.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Always take cetzine 10mg tablet exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CETZINE
Allergic reactions (including sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, rash itchiness and fever), swollen throat, face, eyelids or lips(angioedema)
Thoughts about committing suicide
Bruising or bleeding more easily than normal
Diarrhoea, nausea, dry mouth
Pharyngitis, cold-like symptoms of the nose (children only)
Depression, hallucination (hearing or seeing thing), aggression, confusion, sleeplessness
Abnormal liver function test results
Oedema (generalised swelling due to water retention)
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.
Drink lot of fluid such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without talking to a doctor.
Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
cetzine 10mg tablet is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
cetzine 10mg tablet is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine, since it may cause drowsiness.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with cetzine 10mg tablet.
cetzine 10mg tablet is not recommended in patients with active kidney diseases. Before taking this medicine consult your doctor. Consult your doctor for advice.
cetzine 10mg tablet should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take cetzine 10mg tablet if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cetirizine or any other ingredients in this medicine.
Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,
Problems passing urine (such as spinal cord problems or prostate or bladder problems)
An epileptic patient or a patient at risk of convulsion
Scheduled for allergy testing
Rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you use, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, and herbal supplements.
Hay fever and allergic reactions
Tablet, Capsule, Syrup
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQs ABOUT CETZINE
Can CETZINE lower immune system?
No, this medicine does not influence the immune response.
Can CETZINE cause dizziness?
Yes, this medicine may cause dizziness in some individuals. Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Can I take CETZINE during breast feeding?
No, it can pass into breast milk. It is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.