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Alertac 10 mg Tablet

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Composition for Alertac 10 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Alertac 10 mg Tablet

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Alcohol
MRP
9.7
₹0.97/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Alertac Tablet

Uses of Alertac Tablet

Alertac 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of allergy symptoms.

Alertac Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effect of Alertac is Sleepiness.

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

How Alertac Tablet works

Alertac 10 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.

In Depth Information on Alertac Tablet

Expert advice for Alertac Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Alertac 10 mg Tablet to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
  •  It's much less likely to make you feel sleepy than other similar medications.
  • It is okay to take Alertac 10 mg Tablet with most other medications as it has few drug interactions.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Alertac 10 mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Alertac 10 mg Tablet as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Alertac 10 mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
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Alertac Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Alertac Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Alertac 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Alertac 10 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
Alertac 10 mg Tablet 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 Alertac 10 mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
SAFE
Alertac 10 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alertac 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alertac 10 mg Tablet 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.
Liver
Alertac 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alertac 10 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Alertac Tablet

Frequently asked questions about 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 Alertac with Betahistine?
Alertac 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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Alertac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Medicines with composition Fosaprepitant: Fosaran, Fosaport
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Medicines with composition Zafirlukast: Zuvair
Alertac with Spiramycin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Alertac with Univestin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Univestin: Uniortho
Alertac with Lorazepam
MODERATE
Alertac with Nitrazepam
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Konit, Zipam, Enzed, Nitrosh, Nap, Nitraz, Nzm, Sopor, N Tra, Hypnoril, Nitab, Hypnocent
Alertac with Hyoscyamine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Hyoscyamine: Eupep
Alertac with Etizolam
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Etizolam: Etizom, Etimax, Etezole, Etilax, Etirest, Etimark, Etizep, Etilaam, Solopose, Lam ET, Suprabenz, Sylkam
Alertac with Chlordiazepoxide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Equblam, Zepox, Raipox, Equiliser, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel
Alertac with Diazepam
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam, Zeopse, Karpam, Osopose, Peptica, Placidox, Anxol, D P M
Alertac with Clobazam
MODERATE
Alertac with Flurazepam
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral
Alertac with Rifampicin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom, Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin
Alertac with Midazolam
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee
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