Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet

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Composition for Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet

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₹2.21/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet

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Uses of Cetirizine

Cetirizine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Cetirizine

Common

Sleepiness.

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How to use Cetirizine

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet works

Cetirizine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.
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Uses of Carbamazepine

Carbamazepine is used in the treatment of seizures, trigeminal neuralgia and mania.
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Side effects of Carbamazepine

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Skin rash, Nausea, Vomiting, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Fatigue, Coordination impaired, Decreased white blood cell count.

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How to use Carbamazepine

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet works

Carbamazepine is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Cetirizine

  • 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.
Warnings
Special precautions for Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Carcet 5 mg/150 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 Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy or drowsy especially at the start of treatment. If you are affected in this way, or if your eyesight is affected, you should not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Carcet 5 mg/150 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.
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Liver
Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patient
s with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Carcet 5 mg/150 mg Tablet

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 Cetirizine with Betahistine?
Cetirizine 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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Frequently asked questions for Carbamazepine

Q. Is Carbamazepine /Tegretol / Zeptol safe?
Carbamazepine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Carbamazepine a controlled drug/ an opiate?
No. Carbamazepine is not a controlled drug or an opiate
Q. Is Carbamazepine an enzyme inducer?
Yes. It is an enzyme inducer. Please check with your doctor if you are taking other medications, which may get altered when taken together
Q. Is Carbamazepine an antidepressant/ MAOI/ benzodiazepine?
Carbamazepine is an antidepressant. It is not an MAOI or benzodiazepine
Q. Can I take paracetamol/ Tylenol/ tramadol/ ibuprofen/ Advil/ amoxicillin/ codeine/ Nyquil/naproxen/ oral contraceptives with carbamazepine?
All the above mentioned drugs may interact with carbamazepine. Please consult with your doctor before taking this medication. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Carbamazepine cause weight loss or weight gain/ hyponatremia/ help anxiety/depression/ gingival hyperplasia make you tired/ cause high blood pressure?
Carbamazepine causing the above mentioned side effects are commonly or rarely observed. It is not known to cause gingival hyperplasia and high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
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