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Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet

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

Introduction

Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, throat irritation, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are dryness in the mouth, headache, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, restlessness. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It can also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Cetiriz D Tablet

  • Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Side effects of Cetiriz D 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 Cetiriz D

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Restlessness
  • Sleepiness

How to use Cetiriz D 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. Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cetiriz D Tablet works

Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Cetirizine and Pseudoephedrine, which relieves sneezing and runny nose caused due to allergies. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Cetiriz D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet
₹1.96/Tablet
Intazin D 5 mg/120 mg Tablet
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₹0.63/Tablet
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₹2.11/Tablet
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₹2.4/Tablet
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Cetrizet D 5mg/120mg Tablet
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₹4.2/Tablet
114% costlier

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Cold with alot sneezing and runny nose
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cetcip 10 mg twice daily for 5 days
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Physician
cetcip 10mg twice daily for 5 daysdolo 500 mg sos for headache
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References

  1. Cetirizine hydrochloride + Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. Pfizer. 2003 [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Cetirizine. New York, New York: Pfizer Labs; 2003. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. Maidenhead, Berks: McNeil Products Limited; 1998 [revised 30 Jan. 2013]. [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Cetrizine. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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