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Elgnil 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Elgnil Tablet

Elgnil Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness

How to use Elgnil 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. Elgnil 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Elgnil Tablet works

Elgnil 10 mg Tablet 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.

Elgnil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Elgnil 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Elgnil 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Elgnil 10 mg 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 Elgnil 10 mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
SAFE
Elgnil 10 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Elgnil 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Elgnil 10 mg 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
Elgnil 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Elgnil 10 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Elgnil 10 mg 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 Elgnil 10 mg Tablet with most other medications as it has few drug interactions.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Elgnil 10 mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Elgnil 10 mg Tablet as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Elgnil 10 mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Elgnil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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MODERATE
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Elgnil

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Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
I had an angioplasty done 5months back and doctor has prescribed me to take ecosprin 10mg twice daily after the intial check up after 3 months. But since I had allergic reaction after a month, he has changed it to novostat cv 10mg twice daily. And after a week taking this medicine I am again getting this blood clot like patches in my skin and also has itching sensation. Sometimes I feel dizziness too. Is this normal or do I need to change medications again??Hi its been two days any update??
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Get your platelet count checked
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can I take Elgnil with Betahistine?

Elgnil should not be taken with Betahistine as Elgnil 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
  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 238-39.
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