Alerid 5 mg Syrup

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Composition for Alerid 5mg/5ml Syrup

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18.05
30 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Alerid Syrup

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Uses of Alerid Syrup

Alerid 5 mg Syrup is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Alerid Syrup

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Sleepiness.

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How to use Alerid Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alerid 5 mg Syrup at a fixed time.

How Alerid Syrup works

Alerid 5 mg syrup is an antihistaminic medication. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

In Depth Information on Alerid Syrup

Expert advice for Alerid Syrup

  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking cetirizine because you may feel sleepy.
  • Avoid alcohol intake while taking this drug.
  • Consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects: changes in vision, severe dry mouth, trouble urinating, constipation or drowsiness.
  • Do not start or continue the cetirizine tablets:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cetirizine or any of the other ingredients of cetirizine tablet.
  • If you have severe kidney problem or severe liver problem.
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered before taking cetirizine tablets in case of any following disease conditions such as fits, severe kidney impairment, intolerance to sugars.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Alerid 5 mg Syrup
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Alerid 5 mg Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Alerid 5 mg Syrup is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Alerid 5 mg Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

Larger doses or prolonged use of Alerid 5 mg Syrup may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
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Driving
SAFE
Alerid 5 mg Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Alerid 5 mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alerid 5 mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
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Liver
Alerid 5 mg Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with l
iver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alerid 5 mg Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Azita 500mg Tablet, Zathrin Redimix Suspension

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Alerid 5mg/5ml Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Cetirizine

Q. Is cetirizine/ Alerid/ Alerid syrup an antihistamine/antibiotic/steroid?
Cetirizine is an antihistaminic drug. It is not an antibiotic or steroid
Q. Is cetirizine/ Alerid D banned?
It is available in India and should be taken as advised by doctor
Q. Can you take cetirizine for prickly heat?
Cetirizine can be used for prickly heat to reduce the itching. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take cetirizine with high blood pressure?
Patients with high blood pressure can take cetirizine. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take cetirizine with antibiotics/ azithromycin/ citalopram/ sertraline?
Yes, as there are no expected reactions with cetirizine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does cetirizine make you gain weight?
It is rarely seen, but there is a possibility that cetirizine, like other anti-histamines might cause gain in weight
Q. Is cetirizine/ Alerid safe?
Cetirizine/ Alerid is safe at the prescribed dose by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is cetirizine good for cold/ used for sore throat/ allergic reaction/itching/hives?
Cetirizine is used to treat cold or allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, or runny nose. It is also used to treat hives, but not used for sore throat. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. How long can I take cetirizine for?
Patient should take cetirizine as directed by doctor
Q. Can I take cetirizine with paracetamol/ aspirin/ ibuprofen/ DayQuil/ prednisone/ Benadryl?
Cetirizine can be taken along with paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen, or prednisone. However, taking Benadryl and Dayquil along with cetirizine can increase the drowsiness. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Can I take cetirizine with loratadine/ diphenhydramine/ brompheniramine/ fexofenadine?
No. Patient should not take cetirizine with these drugs as they are from same category of antihistamines. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Does cetirizine make you sleepy or cause drowsiness?
Patient may feel sleepy after taking cetirizine. Always consult your doctor
Q. Does cetirizine contain diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/aspirin/acetaminophen (paracetamol)?
No. Cetirizine does not contain diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/aspirin. However doctor may prescribe cetirizine in combination with these drugs.
Q. Can I take Alerid with Betahistine?
Alerid should not be taken with Betahistine as it has antihistamine action and Betahistine has histamine like action and using the two medicines together may lower the efficacy of either of them.
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