Etofex 120 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Etofex Tablet
Etofex 120 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of allergy symptoms. It is used to relieve the symptoms that occur with seasonal allergic rhinitis such as sneezing, itchy, runny or blocked nose and itchy, red and watery eyes.
Etofex Tablet side effects
Common
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
How to use Etofex 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. Etofex 120 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
How Etofex Tablet works
Etofex 120 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.
Etofex Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Etofex 120 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Etofex 120 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Etofex 120 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Because of low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Etofex 120 mg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Etofex 120 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Etofex 120 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Etofex 120 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Etofex 120 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Etofex 120 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Etofex 120 mg Tablet helps with the symptoms of allergies such as itching, redness, and rashes.
  • It is less likely to make you feel sleepy than some other similar medicines.
  • It works best when taken regularly, even before symptoms appear.
  • Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective.
  • It may cause nausea. Stick to simple meals and don't eat rich or spicy food.
  • Avoid using antacids within 30 minutes before or after taking this medicine. It can make it harder for your body to absorb this medication.

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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can I take Etofex for an allergic reaction?
Etofex is an antihistaminic drug. Etofex is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) such as sneezing, itchy and runny nose and red, itchy and watery eyes and Etofex 180mg is used for long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria) such as itching, swelling, and rashes. Please consult your doctor before taking Etofex for any allergic reaction.
Q. Is Etofex a stimulant?
Etofex is not a stimulant. It belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Etofex better than cetirizine?
Both cetirizine and Etofex are antihistamines. Both medications work well for the treatment of seasonal hay fever and urticaria, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Cetirizine has shown to produce greater relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms than Etofex at 12 hours postdose. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can I take Etofex for hives (urticaria)?
Urticaria, commonly known as hives can be acute or chronic. Etofex 180mg is used to relieve symptoms like itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Talk to your doctor for the treatment of hives.
Q. Can I take Etofex for itchy skin?
Etofex is used to relieve symptoms like itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). If you are suffering from itchy skin, please consult your doctor before taking any medicines as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can I take Etofex for food allergy?
It is not recommended to use Etofex for food allergy.
Q. Can I take Etofex for a rash?
Etofex is used to relieve itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). If you are suffering from itchy skin, please consult your doctor before taking any medicines as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can I take Etofex for wasp sting?
It is not recommended to use Etofex for the wasp sting.
Q. Can I take Etofex for a bee sting?
It is not recommended to use Etofex for bee sting.
Q. Can I take Etofex for mosquito bites?
It is not recommended to use Etofex for mosquito bites.
Q. Does Etofex keep you awake?
Etofex can cause sleepiness as a side effect. However, Etofex can also cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) and sleeping problems in some people. The effect of Etofex on sleep is variable.
Q. Does Etofex cause weight gain?
Etofex is not reported to cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Etofex.
Q. Does Etofex stop itching?
Etofex can help to stop itching associated with hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) and long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for itching as it may require a proper diagnosis of the underlying disease and treatment.
Q. Does Etofex expire?
Yes, Etofex does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does Etofex cause dementia?
Etofex is not known to cause dementia. Please consult your doctor if you have any signs and symptoms of dementia as it would require proper diagnosis and management.
Q. Does Etofex raise blood sugar?
Etofex is not known to raise blood sugar. Please consult your doctor if you have increased blood sugar after taking Etofex.
Q. Does Etofex effect blood pressure?
Etofex is not known to effect blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience blood pressure changes after taking Etofex.
Q. Does Etofex cause insomnia?
Etofex can cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) as a side effect. However, Etofex can also cause sleepiness in some people. The effect of Etofex on sleep is variable. Talk to your doctor in case you experience sleep problems while taking Etofex.
Q. Does Etofex contain codeine?
Etofex does not contain codeine. However, always check the label of a drug for the complete list of all ingredients in a medicine.
Q. Does Etofex effect the contraceptive pill (birth control pill)?
Etofex hydrochloride has not shown to effect the contraceptive pill. However, please consult your doctor before taking Etofex if you are already taking contraceptive pills.
Q. Is Etofex a steroid?
Etofex is not a steroid. Etofex belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Etofex better than cetirizine?
Etofex and cetirizine belong to the same class of medicines known as antihistamines with similar action. However, Etofex is non-sedative while cetirizine does cause some sedation. Also, their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is Etofex safe?
Etofex is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Etofex make you feel drowsy?
Drowsiness is a common side effect of Etofex. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness after taking Etofex.
Q. Is Etofex over the counter?
Etofex is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Etofex a decongestant?
Etofex is not a decongestant. Etofex belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines and is used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Decongestants are medicines that relieve congestion by reducing swelling, inflammation and mucus formation in the nose making it easier for a person to breathe. Their main action is activation of alpha-adrenergic receptors which vasoconstricts (narrows) blood vessels. Examples of decongestants are pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine.
Q. Is Etofex anticholinergic?
Etofex is not an anticholinergic. Etofex belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Etofex a stimulant?
Etofex is not a stimulant. Etofex belongs to a group of medcines known as antihistamines and is used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria).
Q. Can I take Etofex with cetirizine?
Etofex and cetirizine both belong to the same group of medicines known as antihistamines with similar action. Although there are no reported drug interactions, please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Etofex with loratadine?
Loratadine will increase the level or effect of Etofex by decreasing its metabolism (breakdown). Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Etofex with omeprazole?
Etofex can be taken with omeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Etofex with citalopram?
Etofex can be taken with citalopram. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Etofex with prednisone?
Etofex can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Etofex with amoxicillin?
Etofex can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Etofex while having high blood pressure?
Etofex does not effect blood pressure. Always share your medical history with your doctor before taking any medicines.
Q. Can I take Etofex with paracetamol?
Etofex can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Etofex with ibuprofen?
Etofex can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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