Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet

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Uses of Cetirizine

Cetirizine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Cetirizine

Common

Sleepiness.

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How to use Cetirizine

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.

How Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet works

Cetirizine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.
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Uses of Phenylephrine

Phenylephrine is used in pupil dilation and nasal congestion.
It is also used to treat low blood pressure that can occur during different types of anesthesia.
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Side effects of Phenylephrine

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Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Palpitations, Increased blood pressure, Increased heart rate, Heart beat irregular.

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How to use Phenylephrine

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.

How Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet works

Phenylephrine narrows the small blood vessels, which provide temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
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Uses of Caffeine

Caffeine is used in the treatment of migraine headaches.
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Side effects of Caffeine

Common

Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Dehydration.

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How to use Caffeine

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.

How Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Caffeine works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thus relieving the migraine headache.

In Depth Information on Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet

Expert advice for Cetirizine

  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking cetirizine because you may feel sleepy.
  • Avoid alcohol intake while taking this drug.
  • Consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects: changes in vision, severe dry mouth, trouble urinating, constipation or drowsiness.
  • Do not start or continue the cetirizine tablets:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cetirizine or any of the other ingredients of cetirizine tablet.
  • If you have severe kidney problem or severe liver problem.
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered before taking cetirizine tablets in case of any following disease conditions such as fits, severe kidney impairment, intolerance to sugars.

Expert advice for Phenylephrine

  • Oral phenylephrine should be taken with food
  • Phenylephrine can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime
  • Do not use this medicine without doctor's advice if you are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Smoking may worsen the effect; therefore use of tobacco should be avoided.

Expert advice for Caffeine

  • For relief of pain, consume the medicine only at recommended doses. Immediately consult doctor in case you take more than the prescribed/ recommended dose even if you feel well. Also consult the doctor if the symptoms last for more than 3 days despite taking the medicine.
  • Preparations of caffeine and ergot derivatives have been discontinued in view of patient safety.
  • When caffeine citrate solution is used for premature apnea of newborns, remember to use one vial of the drug for one dose. Throw away the left-over solution after required amount is used.
Warnings
Special precautions for Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.

Taking caffeine with alcohol may impair the motor coordination
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg 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.
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Lactation
Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet 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 Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
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Driving
Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, t
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Kidney
CAUTION
Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg 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.
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Liver
Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patient
s with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Ctz Plus 10mg/20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Cetirizine

Q. Is cetirizine/ Alerid/ Alerid syrup an antihistamine/antibiotic/steroid?
Cetirizine is an antihistaminic drug. It is not an antibiotic or steroid
Q. Is cetirizine/ Alerid D banned?
It is available in India and should be taken as advised by doctor
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 antibiotics/ azithromycin/ citalopram/ sertraline?
Yes, as there are no expected reactions with cetirizine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does cetirizine make you gain weight?
It is rarely seen, but there is a possibility that cetirizine, like other anti-histamines might cause gain in weight
Q. Is cetirizine/ Alerid safe?
Cetirizine/ Alerid 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. How long can I take cetirizine for?
Patient should take cetirizine as directed by doctor
Q. Can I take cetirizine with paracetamol/ aspirin/ ibuprofen/ DayQuil/ prednisone/ Benadryl?
Cetirizine can be taken along with paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen, or prednisone. However, taking Benadryl and Dayquil along with cetirizine can increase the drowsiness. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
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 contain diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/aspirin/acetaminophen (paracetamol)?
No. Cetirizine does not contain diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/aspirin. However doctor may prescribe cetirizine in combination with these drugs.
Q. Can I take Cetirizine with Betahistine?
Cetirizine should not be taken with Betahistine as it has antihistamine action and Betahistine has histamine like action and using the two medicines together may lower the efficacy of either of them.
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Frequently asked questions for Phenylephrine

Q. Is Phenylephrine an antibiotic/a stimulant/an NSAID/ does Phenylephrine work/ does Phenylephrine makes your nose run/ does Phenylephrine has aspirin in it?
Phenylephrine is not an antibiotic, stimulant, NSAID, but a decongestant and is used to relieve blocked nose. Phenylephrine works for most of the patients if taken as recommended. It does not have aspirin in it
Q. Can i take phenylephrine with ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine/citalopram/Nyquil/ acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ Zyrtec/ Flonase/ Advil?
Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor’s advice before taking any medicine with phenylephrine
Q. Can i take Phenylephrine with high blood pressure?
Do not take Phenylephrine with high blood pressure
Q. Is Phenylephrine the same as Sudafed?
No, Phenylephrine is not same as Sudafed which contains pseudoephedrine.
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Frequently asked questions for Caffeine

Q. What is Caffeine?
Caffeine is a drug which belongs to a group of medicines called methylxanthines. It is also present in tea, coffee, some chocolates and soft drinks, in addition to some medicines. It acts on the brain to increase alertness and energy levels. However, too much Caffeine is harmful
Q. Is caffeine alcohol?
No, caffeine is not alcohol; it belongs to a group of medicines called methylxanthines. It acts on the brain to increase alertness and energy levels. However, it must be remembered that too much caffeine is harmful
Q. Is Caffeine good or bad?
Caffeine. if taken as medicine for recommended indications and in adequate dosage it provides beneficial effects. Too much Caffeine is harmful. Always consult your doctor if you get any of the bad effects or side effects after use of Caffeine
Q. Is Caffeine good for hair?
There is no report available on the use of Caffeine and hair growth. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Caffeine addictive?
No, Caffeine is not in the list of addictive drugs. Addiction is said to occur when there is persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance; without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death. Caffeine does not meet this definition. However, people who have taken it for long may experience "Caffeine withdrawal" symptoms like headache, anxiety, fatigue, drowsiness or depression, 12–24 hours after the last dose of Caffeine but resolves within 24–48 hours
Q. Is Caffeine good for heart?
Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant, and is used in combination with pain-relieving medication to ease headache, migraine pain, neuralgia, toothache, sore throat and period pains. Increased doses may have side effects like increased heart rate (tachycardia), abnormal heart beats (cardiac arrhythmias). Always consult your doctor for the recommended indications, doses and side effects, if any.
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