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Cetzine Tablet


Overview

Introduction

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

Cetzine Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose required for 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 symptoms 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. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days as your body adjusts. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you. You should avoid alcohol while taking this medicine.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any kidney problems or epilepsy. Your dose may need to be modified or this medicine may not be suitable. 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 Cetzine Tablet

Side effects of Cetzine Tablet

Common
  • Sleepiness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.

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

How Cetzine Tablet works

Cetzine 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
Cetzine Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cetzine 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
Cetzine 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 prolonged use of Cetzine Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
SAFE
Cetzine Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cetzine Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cetzine 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.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cetzine Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cetzine Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cetzine Tablet 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 Cetzine Tablet with most other medications as it has few drug interactions.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Cetzine Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Cetzine Tablet as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Cetzine Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cetzine 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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M suffering from common cold since last week and there is continuous sneezing pls help me
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Tab Cetzine 10 mg 1 tab at night x 5 days.
Daily Sneezing in the morning. Sometime with coryza. Sometime lasts all day long. Daily 1montemac fx since last 2-3 years, sometime cetzine.
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
appears allergic get serum IgE level check and revert
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Cetzine with Betahistine?

Cetzine should not be taken with Betahistine as Cetzine has antihistamine action and Betahistine has histamine-like action. Using the two medicines together may lower the efficacy of either of them.

Q. Is cetirizine safe?

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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References
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Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 8-2-337, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, INDIA
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