Medicine Overview of Cetlar Capsule
Side Effect of Cetlar is Sleepiness.
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. Cetlar 10 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Cetlar 10 mg Capsule 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 Cetlar Capsule
- Your doctor has prescribed Cetlar 10 mg Capsule 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 Cetlar 10 mg Capsule with most other medications as it has few drug interactions.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Cetlar 10 mg Capsule can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Cetlar 10 mg Capsule as it may cause increased sleepiness.
- Stop taking Cetlar 10 mg Capsule at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Cetlar Capsule related warnings
Cetlar 10 mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Cetlar 10 mg Capsule 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.
Cetlar 10 mg Capsule 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 Cetlar 10 mg Capsule may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Cetlar 10 mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Cetlar 10 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cetlar 10 mg Capsule 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.
Cetlar 10 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cetlar 10 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Cetlar Capsule
Q. Can I take Cetlar with Betahistine?
Cetlar should not be taken with Betahistine as Cetlar has antihistamine action and Betahistine has histamine-like action. Using the two medicines together may lower the efficacy of either of them.
Cetirizine 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. 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 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 make you gain weight?
It is rarely seen, but there is a possibility that cetirizine, like other anti-histamines, might cause weight gain.
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Taking Cetlar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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