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Crab Plus 5mg/500mg Tablet

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

Introduction

Crab Plus 5mg/500mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It relieves allergy symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness. It also relieves pain and fever.

Crab Plus 5mg/500mg 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 fatigue, dryness in mouth, and allergic reaction. 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. This medicine may 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 you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease.

Uses of Crab Plus Tablet

Side effects of Crab Plus 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 Crab Plus

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Crab Plus 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. Crab Plus 5mg/500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Crab Plus Tablet works

Crab Plus 5mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Cetirizine and Paracetamol which relieve common cold symptoms. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Crab Plus 5mg/500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Crab Plus 5mg/500mg 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
Crab Plus 5mg/500mg 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 Crab Plus 5mg/500mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
SAFE
Crab Plus 5mg/500mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Crab Plus 5mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Crab Plus 5mg/500mg 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
Crab Plus 5mg/500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Crab Plus 5mg/500mg 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.
Crab Plus 5mg/500mg Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • It make you feel dizzy. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Crab Plus 5mg/500mg Tablet affects you.
  • Avoid taking alcohol while taking this medicine as it may enhance the dizziness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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common cold,snizning and headache which tab can take to common cold?
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Take tab LCZ PLUS and consult an ENT specialist for proper clinical examination
Common cold and fever, headache, body ache,
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
Take tab lcz plus at bedtime for two days and tab paracetamol 500mg three times a day for two days in case no improvement in two days visit ent specialist near you for proper examination
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References

  1. Paracetamol. Barnstaple, Devon: Actavis UK Limited; 1980 [revised 23 Dec. 2016]. [Accessed 02 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
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  4. Drugs.com. Cetrizine. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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