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Alert 120 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Alert Tablet

Alert 120 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of various allergic conditions. It relieves symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes,sneezing, itching, swelling and rashes.

It may be taken with or without food and It is better to take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. In case, you have missed any dose than it is better to take another one as soon as you remember it. Avoid using antacids within 30 minutes before or after taking this medicine as it may make it harder for your body to absorb this medication.

As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy. But, it may cause some amount of dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention.

Uses of Alert Tablet

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
UNSAFE
Alert 120 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alert 120 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alert 120 mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
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.

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Expert Advice

  • 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.
  • 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 do not 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
Brand(s): Risure, Clobakon
MODERATE
Brand(s): Dizapam
MODERATE
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Brand(s): Arthrox
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Brand(s): Equblam
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Brand(s): Psycopan
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Alert

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Found alert for anisocytosis in my blood report. Please suggest what to do.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Get serum ferritin to rule out iron deficiency
If I stay in ac or ride bike on early morning I have some alergic in my head sneezing some time but sleeping is difficult in night and day my family doctor say a ear infection I take medicine and again coming this alert can cause sleepilness
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
It can be allergic rhinitis or sleep apnoea due to nasal blockage. Consult a ENT specialist for proper clinical examination
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can I take antacids while taking Alert?

Antacids containing aluminium and magnesium may decrease the absorption of Alert and lower its levels, thereby interfering with the working of this medicine. It is recommended that you keep a gap of 2 hours between the two medicines.

Q. How to cope with dizziness caused by Alert?

If you feel dizzy while taking Alert, lie down for sometime and then get up slowly. Moving slowly and cautiously can also help cope up with dizziness. Avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol, and recreational drugs. If dizziness persists and is troublesome, consult your doctor.

Q. How should I take Alert?

Alert should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablets whole with water, do not chew or crush it. Usually, it is advised to take the tablet before meal.

Q. Is there any food or drink that I need to avoid while taking Alert?

Avoid drinking grape juice, orange juice, and apple juice while taking Alert. These might make you more likely to have side effects.

Q. Can Alert cause heart problems?

People who are already suffering from a heart disease should be careful while taking Alert. Inform your doctor about your heart problem, as this medicine may cause fast or irregular heartbeat and palpitations.

Q. How quickly does Alert work?

Alert starts working within an hour of taking it. Maximum benefit of this medicine is seen within 6 hours and the effect lasts for 24 hours.

Q. Can Alert make you sleepy?

Yes, drowsiness is a common side effect of this medicine. However, it does not affect everyone. But in case the drowsiness starts hampering your daily life, consult your doctor who might suggest another anti-allergic medicine which does not cause sleepiness.

Q. Can you overdose on Alert?

No, never take an overdose of any medicine. Overdose of Alert may cause dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and dry mouth. If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Alert, seek emergency medical service in a nearby hospital or contact your doctor immediately.

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References
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