Overview

Uses of Cetriliv AC Tablet

Cetriliv AC Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.

Cetriliv AC Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Restlessness
  • Allergic reaction
  • Weakness
  • Headache

How to use Cetriliv AC 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. Cetriliv AC Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.

How Cetriliv AC Tablet works

Cetriliv AC Tablet is a combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen, Levocetirizine and Phenylephrine. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Caffeine is a stimulant which increases the effectiveness of paracetamol and decreases sleepiness due to levocetirizine. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Cetriliv AC Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Caffeine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Levocetirizine+Phenylephrine with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cetriliv AC Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Cetriliv AC Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Cetriliv AC Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cetriliv AC Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cetriliv AC Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cetriliv AC Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Cetriliv AC Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cetriliv AC Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

FAQs

Q. What is Cetriliv AC?
Cetriliv AC is a combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Paracetamol, Levocetirizine and Phenylephrine. This combination is helpful in relieving the symptoms of cold such as body ache, headache, fatigue, fever, watery eyes, sneezing, cough, sore throat, runny and stuffy nose.
Q. Are there any foods which I have to avoid while taking Cetriliv AC?
Cetriliv AC contains caffeine. So, it is preferable to avoid medicines or foods that contain caffeine like coffee, tea, cola drinks and chocolate as they may add to your total caffeine intake. Increased caffeine intake can cause difficulty in sleeping, you may experience tremors and/or may have chest discomfort. Also avoid drinking alcohol (beer, wine, etc.) while taking this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Cetriliv AC cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Cetriliv AC may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such an episode while taking this medicine.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Cetriliv AC?
Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Cetriliv AC?
Serious side effects with Cetriliv AC are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat.
Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Cetriliv AC be more effective?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended dosage does not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q. Are there any contraindications associated with use of Cetriliv AC?
Yes, use of Cetriliv AC should be avoided if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). However, it can be taken if your doctor is aware of your conditions and advises you to take it. The use of Cetriliv AC should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs. These drugs, called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), may include phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline.
Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Cetriliv AC?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Cetriliv AC. This medicine contains levocetirizine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Apr 2018.
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