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Cetcod 5 Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Cetcod 5 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis, some skin reactions such as eczema, hives, and reactions to bites and stings. It also relieves watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching.

Cetcod 5 Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose required by 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 the symptoms then 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, dry mouth, fatigue, and headache. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days as your body adjusts to it. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any kidney problems or epilepsy (seizures). Your dose may need to be modified or this medicine may not suit you. 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 Cetcod Tablet

Benefits of Cetcod Tablet

In Allergic conditions

Cetcod 5 Tablet provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. 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 your skin and you may find that your mood and self-confidence improve as well. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. Moreover, Cetcod 5 Tablet may make you feel less sleepy as compared to other antihistamine medicines. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Cetcod 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 Cetcod

  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth

How to use Cetcod 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. Cetcod 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cetcod Tablet works

Cetcod 5 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
Cetcod 5 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cetcod 5 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cetcod 5 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or more prolonged use of Cetcod 5 Tablet may cause drowsiness and other effects in the baby or decrease the milk supply
Driving
UNSAFE
Cetcod 5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cetcod 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cetcod 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cetcod 5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cetcod 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Cetcod 5 Tablet is recommended.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cetcod 5 Tablet to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
  • As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Cetcod 5 Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Piperazine Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cetcod with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fosup, Artepitant, Fosaran
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.
Having tinea curis extreme conditions
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Case has to be seen in person before starting the treatment You can start with Aarogyavardhini vati 2 tablet twice Gandhak rasayan 1 tablet twice with water
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FAQs

Q. Is Cetcod 5 Tablet a steroid? What is it used for?

No, Cetcod 5 Tablet is not a steroid. It is an anti-allergic medication which is used to relieve the symptoms of allergy. It relieves 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. Additionally, it is helpful in treating symptoms of hives, including itching and rash.

Q. Does Cetcod 5 Tablet make you tired and drowsy?

Yes, Cetcod 5 Tablet can make you feel tired, sleepy and weak. If you have these symptoms, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. Consult your doctor if not sure.

Q. How long does it take for Cetcod 5 Tablet to work?

Cetcod 5 Tablet starts working and showing improvement within an hour of taking it. However, it may take a little longer to notice the full benefits.

Q. Can I take Cetcod 5 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 Cetcod 5 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.

Q. Is it safe to take Cetcod 5 Tablet for a long time?

Cetcod 5 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 Cetcod 5 Tablet for only as long as you need it.

Q. For how long should I continue Cetcod 5 Tablet?

The duration for which the medicine needs to be taken depends on the problem being treated. For instance, if you are taking it for an insect bite, you may need it for a day or two. While, if you are taking it to prevent symptoms of chronic allergic rhinitis (inflammation of nose) or chronic urticaria, you may need to take Cetcod 5 Tablet for a longer time. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure about the duration of using Cetcod 5 Tablet

Q. Is Cetcod 5 Tablet a steroid? What is it used for?

No, Cetcod 5 Tablet is not a steroid. It is an anti-allergic medication which is used to relieve the symptoms of allergy. It relieves 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. Additionally, it is helpful in treating symptoms of hives, including itching and rash.

Q. Does Cetcod 5 Tablet make you tired and drowsy?

Yes, Cetcod 5 Tablet can make you feel tired, sleepy and weak. If you have these symptoms, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. Consult your doctor if not sure.

Q. How long does it take for Cetcod 5 Tablet to work?

Cetcod 5 Tablet starts working and showing improvement within an hour of taking it. However, it may take a little longer to notice the full benefits.

Q. Can I take Cetcod 5 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 Cetcod 5 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.

Q. Is it safe to take Cetcod 5 Tablet for a long time?

Cetcod 5 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 Cetcod 5 Tablet for only as long as you need it.

Q. For how long should I continue Cetcod 5 Tablet?

The duration for which the medicine needs to be taken depends on the problem being treated. For instance, if you are taking it for an insect bite, you may need it for a day or two. While, if you are taking it to prevent symptoms of chronic allergic rhinitis (inflammation of nose) or chronic urticaria, you may need to take Cetcod 5 Tablet for a longer time. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure about the duration of using Cetcod 5 Tablet

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References

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