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Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms like runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness. It also helps in relieving pain and fever.

Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, dryness in mouth, headache, allergic reaction, nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, and weakness. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine can also cause sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Alerfri SF Tablet

Benefits of Alerfri SF Tablet

In Common cold symptoms

Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet effectively relieves symptoms of common cold such as runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion or stuffiness. It clears a blocked nose. This reduces congestion and helps in easy breathing. Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet also reduces fever and ease general body aches that sometimes accompany a cold. This medicine usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Along with medications, drink enough luke warm water and gargle with warm salt water to feel better.

Side effects of Alerfri SF Tablet

Most 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 Alerfri SF

  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nervousness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Restlessness
  • Weakness
  • Sleepiness

How to use Alerfri SF Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alerfri SF Tablet works

Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Paracetamol, Pseudoephedrine and Levocetirizine, which relieves common cold symptoms. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which blocks histamine (a chemical messenger) to relieve allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg 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 more prolonged use of Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet may cause drowsiness and other effects in the baby or decrease the milk supply
Driving
UNSAFE
Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Alerfri SF 650 mg/60 mg/2.5 mg Tablet
₹5.93/Tablet
Alcare-CC Tablet
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₹3.6/Tablet
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Patient Concerns

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can I take alerfri sf & azithral500 together
Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil
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no, azithral is to be taken on empty stomach and alerfri after food
common cold,snizning and headache which tab can take to common cold?
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Take tab LCZ PLUS and consult an ENT specialist for proper clinical examination
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References

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  2. Drugs.com. Pseudoephedrine. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Levocitrizine. Slough, Berkshire: UCB Pharma Limited; 2007 [revised 27 Mar. 2019]. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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