Encet D 5 mg/10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.
Encet D Tablet side effects
Side Effects of Encet D are Headache, Dryness in mouth, Nausea, Vomiting, Tiredness, Sleepiness, Restlessness.
How to use Encet D 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. Encet D 5 mg/10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Encet D 5 mg/10 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Levocetirizine and Phenylephrine which relieve sneezing and runny nose due to allergies. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
In Depth Information on Encet D Tablet
Encet D Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Encet D Tablet
Encet D 5 mg/10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Encet D 5 mg/10 mg 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.
Encet D 5 mg/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.
Encet D 5 mg/10 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Encet D 5 mg/10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Encet D 5 mg/10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Encet D 5 mg/10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Encet D 5 mg/10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Encet D 5 mg/10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can the use of Encet D cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Encet D may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your regular daily activities. Do not drive car, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episode while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Would Encet D be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Encet D?
No, you should not breastfeed while using Encet D. This medicine can pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.
Q. Can I take Encet D with high blood pressure?
Encet D can raise blood pressure or stimulate fast heart rate. Anyone with heart conditions or high blood pressure, before taking this medicine, should consult their doctor to see if they can safely take such medicines.
Q. Can the use of Encet D cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Encet D can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Encet D?
Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.