Alert 120 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Alert Tablet
Alert 120 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of allergy symptoms. It is used to relieve the symptoms that occur with seasonal allergic rhinitis such as sneezing, itchy, runny or blocked nose and itchy, red and watery eyes.
Alert Tablet side effects
Common
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
How to use Alert 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. Alert 120 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
How Alert Tablet works
Alert 120 mg Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.
Alert Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Alert 120 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alert 120 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Alert 120 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Because of low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Alert 120 mg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Alert 120 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alert 120 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alert 120 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Alert 120 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alert 120 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

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  • Alert 120 mg Tablet helps with the symptoms of allergies such as itching, redness, and rashes.
  • It is less likely to make you feel sleepy than some other similar medicines.
  • It works best when taken regularly, even before symptoms appear.
  • Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective.
  • It may cause nausea. Stick to simple meals and don't eat rich or spicy food.
  • Avoid using antacids within 30 minutes before or after taking this medicine. It can make it harder for your body to absorb this medication.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alert with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Alert

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Since the past 4 years I have been unwell, feeling dizzy, agitated, stressed, headache, burning stomach, cold feet, sore eyes, bodily sock, difficulty in breathing, weakness, always in a hurry, loss of energy, constant state of alert, self pity, not knowing what ails me, though my symptoms are not frequent, they effected me often. I have consulted heart specialist, psychiatry whose medication have been unsuccessful so far to my conditions. When the symptoms are active, I lose courage, get angry at the slightest, have no stamina, had no feelings for my surroundings. I weight around 70 kg before my illness, now I weight over 85 kg or more. I don't have the energy, liking to exercise myself to be fit with all the illness creeping upon me. I would like your honest and helpful predicaments upon my state of illness which has been obstructing me in leading a normal life.
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Restrict carbohydrates regularly exercise have good sleep get ur thyroids checked
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can I take Alert for an allergic reaction?
Alert is an antihistaminic drug. Alert is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) such as sneezing, itchy and runny nose and red, itchy and watery eyes and Alert 180mg is used for long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria) such as itching, swelling, and rashes. Please consult your doctor before taking Alert for any allergic reaction.
Q. Is Alert a stimulant?
Alert is not a stimulant. It belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Alert better than cetirizine?
Both cetirizine and Alert are antihistamines. Both medications work well for the treatment of seasonal hay fever and urticaria, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Cetirizine has shown to produce greater relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms than Alert at 12 hours postdose. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can I take Alert for hives (urticaria)?
Urticaria, commonly known as hives can be acute or chronic. Alert 180mg is used to relieve symptoms like itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Talk to your doctor for the treatment of hives.
Q. Can I take Alert for itchy skin?
Alert is used to relieve symptoms like itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). If you are suffering from itchy skin, please consult your doctor before taking any medicines as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can I take Alert for food allergy?
It is not recommended to use Alert for food allergy.
Q. Can I take Alert for a rash?
Alert is used to relieve itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). If you are suffering from itchy skin, please consult your doctor before taking any medicines as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can I take Alert for wasp sting?
It is not recommended to use Alert for the wasp sting.
Q. Can I take Alert for a bee sting?
It is not recommended to use Alert for bee sting.
Q. Can I take Alert for mosquito bites?
It is not recommended to use Alert for mosquito bites.
Q. Does Alert keep you awake?
Alert can cause sleepiness as a side effect. However, Alert can also cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) and sleeping problems in some people. The effect of Alert on sleep is variable.
Q. Does Alert cause weight gain?
Alert is not reported to cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Alert.
Q. Does Alert stop itching?
Alert can help to stop itching associated with hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) and long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for itching as it may require a proper diagnosis of the underlying disease and treatment.
Q. Does Alert expire?
Yes, Alert does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does Alert cause dementia?
Alert is not known to cause dementia. Please consult your doctor if you have any signs and symptoms of dementia as it would require proper diagnosis and management.
Q. Does Alert raise blood sugar?
Alert is not known to raise blood sugar. Please consult your doctor if you have increased blood sugar after taking Alert.
Q. Does Alert effect blood pressure?
Alert is not known to effect blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience blood pressure changes after taking Alert.
Q. Does Alert cause insomnia?
Alert can cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) as a side effect. However, Alert can also cause sleepiness in some people. The effect of Alert on sleep is variable. Talk to your doctor in case you experience sleep problems while taking Alert.
Q. Does Alert contain codeine?
Alert does not contain codeine. However, always check the label of a drug for the complete list of all ingredients in a medicine.
Q. Does Alert effect the contraceptive pill (birth control pill)?
Alert hydrochloride has not shown to effect the contraceptive pill. However, please consult your doctor before taking Alert if you are already taking contraceptive pills.
Q. Is Alert a steroid?
Alert is not a steroid. Alert belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Alert better than cetirizine?
Alert and cetirizine belong to the same class of medicines known as antihistamines with similar action. However, Alert is non-sedative while cetirizine does cause some sedation. Also, their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is Alert safe?
Alert is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Alert make you feel drowsy?
Drowsiness is a common side effect of Alert. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness after taking Alert.
Q. Is Alert over the counter?
Alert is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Alert a decongestant?
Alert is not a decongestant. Alert belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines and is used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Decongestants are medicines that relieve congestion by reducing swelling, inflammation and mucus formation in the nose making it easier for a person to breathe. Their main action is activation of alpha-adrenergic receptors which vasoconstricts (narrows) blood vessels. Examples of decongestants are pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine.
Q. Is Alert anticholinergic?
Alert is not an anticholinergic. Alert belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Alert a stimulant?
Alert is not a stimulant. Alert belongs to a group of medcines known as antihistamines and is used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria).
Q. Can I take Alert with cetirizine?
Alert and cetirizine both belong to the same group of medicines known as antihistamines with similar action. Although there are no reported drug interactions, please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alert with loratadine?
Loratadine will increase the level or effect of Alert by decreasing its metabolism (breakdown). Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alert with omeprazole?
Alert can be taken with omeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alert with citalopram?
Alert can be taken with citalopram. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alert with prednisone?
Alert can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alert with amoxicillin?
Alert can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alert while having high blood pressure?
Alert does not effect blood pressure. Always share your medical history with your doctor before taking any medicines.
Q. Can I take Alert with paracetamol?
Alert can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alert with ibuprofen?
Alert can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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