Cetrizine Tablets IP
NUCET - 10 : Each film-coated tablet contains Cetrizine Hydrochloride IP 10 mg
Nucet, Cetrizine Hydrochloride as active ingredient belongs to a family of medicines called antihistamines. Cetirizine Hydrochloride 10mg Tablets are used for the relief of symptoms of hayfever and other allergic conditions (e.g. sneezing, runny or itchy nose) or for skin rashes (chronic nettle rash, idiopathic urticaria) in adults and children over 6 years of age
Cetrizine Hydrocholride is indicated for:
- Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
- Perennial allergic rhinitis
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The tablets should be swallowed with water.
- Adults, elderly patients, and children 12 years and over: 1 tablet daily.
- Children aged 6 to 12 years: Half a tablet twice daily.
- Children under 6 years: Not recommended.
Patients with renal impairment: Patients with moderate renal impairment are recommended to take 5 mg once daily. If you have severe kidney problems (or liver and kidney problems together) please contact your doctor or pharmacist who may adjust the dose accordingly.
- If your child suffers from kidney disease, please contact your doctor or pharmacist who may adjust the dose according to your child’s needs.
Duration of treatment
The duration of the treatment depends on the type, duration, and course of your complaints. Please ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
If you take more than you should
If you accidentally take too much medicine, contact your doctor or nearest casualty department at once.
If you forget to take Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop taking Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets
Rarely, pruritus (intense itching) and/or urticaria may return if you stop taking Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets.
Other medicines and Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets
Please tell your doctor or a pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines
Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets with food and drink and alcohol
Food does not affect absorption of Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets.
No clinically significant interactions have been observed between alcohol and cetirizine used at the recommended doses. However, there are no data available on safety when higher doses of cetirizine and alcohol are taken together. Therefore as it is the case with all antihistamines, it is recommended to avoid taking Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets with alcohol.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects are very rare but you must stop taking the tablets and speak to your doctor immediately if you notice them:
Allergic reactions including severe reactions and angioedema (serious allergic reaction which causes swelling of the face or throat), Convulsions (fits), Thoughts about committing suicide.
These reactions may start soon after you first take the medicine or they might start later.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Somnolence, ( sleepiness)Dizziness, headache, diarrhea, nausea, dry mouthFatiguePharyngitis, cold-like symptoms of the nose (children only).
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 patients)
Feeling agitatedParestheisa (abnormal feelings of the skin)Abdominal painPruritus (itchy skin), rashAsthenia (extreme fatigue), malaise (feeling generally unwell).
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1000 patients)
Depression, hallucination (hearing or seeing things), aggression, confusion, sleeplessnessTachycardia (heart beating too fast)Abnormal liver function test results (your doctor will know what to do)Urticaria (hives)Oedema (generalized swelling due to water retention)Weight increased
Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 patients)
Low levels of blood platelets causing unusual bleeding or bruisings (habit spasm)Syncope, dyskinesia (involuntary movements), dystonia (abnormal prolonged muscular contractions), tremor, dysgeusia (altered taste)Blurred vision, accommodation disorder (difficulty focusing), oculogyration (eyes having uncontrolled circular movements)Fixed drug eruptionAbnormal elimination of urine (bedwetting, pain, and/or difficulty passing water).
Not known frequency of side effects (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
Increased appetite, Memory loss and forgetfulness, Vertigo (sensation of rotation or movement)Urinary retention (inability to completely empty the urinary bladder)Pruritus (intense itching) and/or urticaria upon discontinuationArthralgia (joint pain)Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (rash with blisters containing pus), Nightmares.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets should be avoided in pregnant women. Accidental use of the drug by a pregnant woman should not produce any harmful effects on the fetus.
Nevertheless, medicine should only be administered if necessary and after medical advice.
Cetirizine passes into breast milk. Therefore you should not take Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets if you are breast-feeding unless you have contacted a doctor.
Driving and using machines
Clinical studies have produced no evidence of impaired attention, alertness and driving capabilities after taking Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets at the recommended dose. You should closely observe your response to the drug after you have taken Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets if you are intending to drive, engage in potentially hazardous activities, or operate machinery. You should not exceed the recommended dose.