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GENCOLD TABLET

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Composition FOR GENCOLD TABLET

Cetirizine(5 mg),Paracetamol(325 mg),Phenylephrine(5 mg)

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alcohol
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lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Gencold tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Gencold 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Gencold tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR GENCOLD TABLET

Cetirizine(5 mg)

Uses

Cetirizine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

How it works

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

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Stomach pain, Vomiting
Paracetamol(325 mg)

Uses

Paracetamol is used in fever, headache, pain during menstruation, joint pain (arthralgia), muscle pain (myalgia), dental pain and post operative pain

How it works

Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that is responsible for pain and fever.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Liver damage
Phenylephrine(5 mg)

Uses

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

How it works

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

Common side effects

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

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Expert advice FOR GENCOLD TABLET

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions FOR GENCOLD TABLET

Cetirizine

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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

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Is cetirizine/ Alerid/ Alerid syrup an antihistamine/antibiotic/steroid?
Cetirizine is an antihistaminic drug. It is not an antibiotic or steroid

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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

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Is cetirizine/ Alerid D banned?
It is available in India and should be taken as advised by doctor

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How long can I take cetirizine for?
Patient should take cetirizine as directed by doctor

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Does cetirizine make you sleepy or cause drowsiness?
Patient may feel sleepy after taking cetirizine. Always consult your doctor

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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

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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.

Paracetamol

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Is paracetamol a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
Paracetamol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with analgesic (pain-killer) and anti-pyretic (anti-fever) properties. It is useful in relieving mild to moderate pain and febrile (fever) conditions.

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Is paracetamol available in India?
Paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen) is available in India.

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Can I take paracetamol for headache?
Paracetamol is a pain killer and can help in the relief of mild to a moderate headache. For a severe headache and headache not getting relieved with paracetamol, talk to your doctor.

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Is paracetamol a painkiller?
Paracetamol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), a painkiller used to relieve mild to moderate pain.

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Does paracetamol make you drowsy (sleepy)?
Paracetamol does not make you drowsy (sleepy).

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Can I take paracetamol with ibuprofen?
No side effects have been reported when paracetamol is used with ibuprofen. However, paracetamol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and when given along with other NSAIDs like ibuprofen, it can increase the risk of gastritis, stomach bleeding, and ulceration when used for a long time. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does paracetamol cause death?
Paracetamol on overdose can severely damage the liver and cause death. Always consult your doctor before using paracetamol and it should be consumed in the dose as advised by your doctor.

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Can paracetamol make babies/ toddlers sleep when used for teething pain?
Paracetamol can help to relieve pain in infants and children, it does not make them sleep.

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Can I take paracetamol for cold?
Paracetamol can help in the relief of mild to moderate headache and fever associated with a cold. Talk to your doctor if you have a high fever and for the relief of other associated sign and symptoms with cold.

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Can I take paracetamol for stomach ache?
Paracetamol should not be taken for stomach ache. You must consult your physician for the relief of stomach pain as the relief of pain can mask the underlying disease problem.

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Can I take paracetamol for toothache?
Paracetamol is a pain killer and can help in the relief of mild to moderate toothache.

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Can I take paracetamol for period pains?
Paracetamol is a pain killer and can help in the relief of mild to moderate pain associated with periods also known as dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation).

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Can I take paracetamol for headache during pregnancy?
Ideally, you should avoid taking any type of medicine during pregnancy. Mild pains generally do not need any treatment, still if there is a need for a pain killer, take the lowest possible dose after consultation with your physician or gynecologist. Studies in human pregnancy have shown no effects due to paracetamol used in the recommended dosage.

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Can I take paracetamol for fever?
Yes, paracetamol is an anti-pyretic drug (drug for relieving fever) and can be used for relieving mild to moderate fever. However, it is advisable that you talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for your fever.

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Can I take paracetamol with cetirizine?
Yes, paracetamol can be taken with cetirizine as there are no interactions seen when both are used together, but it is always safe to consult your doctor before taking any two drugs together.

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Can I take paracetamol with food or milk?
It is safe to take paracetamol with food or milk.

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Can I take paracetamol with high blood pressure?
Paracetamol can be taken if you have high blood pressure. However, it is advised to take it only after consulting your doctor as it belongs to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and these medicines can cause decrease the effect of drugs used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Talk to your doctor before taking it if you are also taking any treatment for high blood pressure.

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Can I take paracetamol with azithromycin?
Paracetamol and azithromycin are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Can I take paracetamol with metronidazole?
Paracetamol and Metronidazole are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Can I take paracetamol with homeopathic medicine?
Ask your doctor before taking paracetamol with homeopathic medicine as there is no data available on this.

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Is paracetamol safe to use?
Paracetamol is safe to use in the dose as recommended by the physicians. Use more than recommended doses can do serious harm.

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Is paracetamol an antibiotic?
Paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It's an analgesic (pain-killer) and anti-pyretic (for the relief of fever).

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Can I take paracetamol with naproxen?
Paracetamol and naproxen are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Can I take paracetamol with tramadol?
Paracetamol and tramadol are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Can I take paracetamol with erythromycin?
Paracetamol and erythromycin are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Is paracetamol banned?
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is not a banned drug. It is available without a prescription.

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Is paracetamol an analgesic?
Yes, paracetamol is an analgesic (painkiller) medicine and can be used for the relief of pain, for example, toothache, headache, and sprain.

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Can I take paracetamol with codeine?
Paracetamol and codeine are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Does paracetamol have side effects?
Paracetamol is quite safe for short term use. It has side effects if taken in more than the prescribed dose. Immediately consult a doctor if there is nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice as it could be due an overdose of paracetamol.

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Does paracetamol affect the liver?
Use of paracetamol above the recommended doses can cause serious liver damage. If you are taking paracetamol from a long time and you have nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice, immediately consult your doctor as this could be due to an underlying liver damage from paracetamol.

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Does paracetamol cure sore-throat?
Paracetamol does not cure sore-throat but it can help in relieving fever associated with cold, flu or sore-throat.

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Does paracetamol help a cough?
No, paracetamol does not help in the relief of cough.

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Does paracetamol contain alcohol?
No, paracetamol does not contain alcohol.

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Can I take paracetamol with warfarin?
Effect of warfarin and other coumarins (anticoagulants) may be increased with a long and regular use of paracetamol with increased risk of bleeding. Occasional doses have no significant effect. Talk to your doctor before taking both the medicines together.

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Can I take paracetamol with aceclofenac?
Paracetamol and aceclofenac are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Can I take paracetamol with amoxicillin?
Paracetamol and amoxicillin are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

Phenylephrine

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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

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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

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Can i take phenylephrine with high blood pressure?
Do not take phenylephrine with high blood pressure

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Is phenylephrine the same as Sudafed?
No, phenylephrine is not same as Sudafed which contains pseudoephedrine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)