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Alertac 10mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Alertac 10mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis and some skin reactions, and reactions to bites and stings. It relieves watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching.

Alertac 10mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose required for you may vary depending on what you are taking it for. This medicine is usually taken in the evening but follow the advice of your doctor on how to take it. You may need this medicine only on days you have symptoms, but if you are taking it to prevent symptoms you should take it regularly. If you miss doses or stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back.

This medicine is generally very safe. The most common side effects include feeling sleepy or dizzy. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days as your body adjusts. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you. You should avoid alcohol while taking this medicine.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any kidney problems or epilepsy. Your dose may need to be modified or this medicine may not be suitable. Some other medicines can interact with this medicine so let your healthcare team know what else you are taking. You should also talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, although it is not thought to be harmful.


Uses of Alertac Tablet

Benefits of Alertac Tablet

In Treatment of Allergic conditions

Alertac 10mg Tablet provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. It can also give relief from allergic reactions after insect bites and symptoms of hives and eczema such as rash, swelling, itching, and irritation. This will improve the appearance of the skin. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. For individuals taking it to prevent getting symptoms one should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Alertac 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 Alertac

  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Constipation

How to use Alertac 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. Alertac 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alertac Tablet works

Alertac 10mg Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Alertac 10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alertac 10mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alertac 10mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Alertac 10mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Alertac 10mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alertac 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alertac 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, it is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. It may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alertac 10mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alertac 10mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alertac Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alertac 10mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Alertac 10mg Tablet to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
  • It is okay to take Alertac 10mg Tablet with most other medications as it has few drug interactions.
  • Compared to other similar medications, Alertac 10mg Tablet is less likely to cause sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Alertac 10mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylmethyl Piperazinyl Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Interaction with drugs

Taking Alertac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Fosapine, Aprepit, Aprepep
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Apreone, Artepitant, Emetant
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Zuvair
Serious
Brand(s): Eurolam
Moderate

Patient concerns

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Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
Ive got tested for hiv after 4 months of possible exposure (not sure if partner was +ve and sex was with condom) and results were negative and its been 6 months till date after the possible exposure now i was suffering from blocked nose wnd difficulty in breathing so i went to a chest specialist and was given total ige" test and the report came +ve with very highly elevated ige levels about 2000 ku/l is there anything to worry and is there any relation between total ige levels and hiv im very stressed once again please help."
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
IgE levels indicate that the conditions is allergic
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FAQs

Q. Does Alertac 10mg Tablet make you tired and drowsy?

Yes, Alertac 10mg Tablet can make you feel tired, sleepy, and weak. If you have these symptoms, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.

Q. Is Alertac 10mg Tablet a steroid? What is it used for?

Alertac 10mg Tablet is an anti-allergic medication, not a steroid. It relieves the symptoms of allergy. It is used to relieve runny nose, sneezing and redness, itching, and watering of the eyes caused by hay fever or seasonal allergies. It also relieves similar symptoms caused due to allergies to substances, such as dust mites, animal dander, and mold. It is also used to treat symptoms of hives, including itching and rash.

Q. How long does it take for Alertac 10mg Tablet to work?

You will notice an improvement within an hour of taking Alertac 10mg Tablet. However, it may take a little longer to notice the full benefits.

Q. Can I take Alertac 10mg Tablet and Fexofenadine together?

Sometimes the doctor may advise you to take two different antihistamines together if you are being treated for a severe itchy rash. If you are taking Alertac 10mg Tablet during the daytime, your doctor may prescribe another antihistamine for the night which causes sleepiness, especially if the itch makes it difficult for you to sleep. Do not take two antihistamines together unless recommended by your doctor.

Q. For how long should I continue Alertac 10mg Tablet?

The duration for which the medicine needs to be taken depends on the problem being treated. If you are taking it for an insect bite, you may need it for a day or two. Similarly, if you are taking it to prevent symptoms of chronic allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nose) or chronic urticaria, you may need to take Alertac 10mg Tablet for a longer time. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure about the duration of using Alertac 10mg Tablet.

Q. Is it safe to take Alertac 10mg Tablet daily for a long time?

Alertac 10mg Tablet is safe if used as prescribed by your doctor. Moreover, it is unlikely to harm you if you take it for a long time. But, it is best to take Alertac 10mg Tablet for only as long as you need it.

Q. Does Alertac 10mg Tablet make you tired and drowsy?

Yes, Alertac 10mg Tablet can make you feel tired, sleepy, and weak.

Q. Is Alertac 10mg Tablet a steroid? What is it used for?

Alertac 10mg Tablet is an anti-allergic medication, not a steroid. It relieves the symptoms of allergy. It is used to relieve runny nose, sneezing and redness, itching, and watering of the eyes caused by hay fever or seasonal allergies. It also relieves similar symptoms caused due to allergies to substances, such as dust mites, animal dander, and mold. It is also used to treat symptoms of hives, including itching and rash.

Q. How long does it take for Alertac 10mg Tablet to work?

You will notice an improvement within an hour of taking Alertac 10mg Tablet. However, it may take a little longer to notice the full benefits.

Q. Can I take Alertac 10mg Tablet and Fexofenadine together?

Sometimes the doctor may advise you to take two different antihistamines together if you are being treated for a severe itchy rash. If you are taking Alertac 10mg Tablet during the daytime, your doctor may prescribe another antihistamine for the night which causes sleepiness, especially if the itch makes it difficult for you to sleep. Do not take two antihistamines together unless recommended by your doctor.

Q. For how long should I continue Alertac 10mg Tablet?

The duration for which the medicine needs to be taken depends on the problem being treated. If you are taking it for an insect bite, you may need it for a day or two. Similarly, if you are taking it to prevent symptoms of chronic allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nose) or chronic urticaria, you may need to take Alertac 10mg Tablet for a longer time. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure about the duration of using Alertac 10mg Tablet.

Q. Is it safe to take Alertac 10mg Tablet daily for a long time?

Alertac 10mg Tablet is safe if used as prescribed by your doctor. Moreover, it is unlikely to harm you if you take it for a long time. But, it is best to take Alertac 10mg Tablet for only as long as you need it.

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