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Hicet-DC Tablet

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Introduction

Hicet-DC Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, throat irritation, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Hicet-DC Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are dryness in the mouth, headache, nausea, vomiting, and tiredness. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It can also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Hicet-DC Tablet

  • Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Benefits of Hicet-DC Tablet

In Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Hicet-DC Tablet is a combination medicine that provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. Moreover, Hicet-DC Tablet may make you feel less sleepy as compared to other antihistamine medicines. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Hicet-DC Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Hicet-DC

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness

How to use Hicet-DC 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. Hicet-DC Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Hicet-DC Tablet works

Hicet-DC Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Cetirizine and Phenylephrine, which relieves sneezing and runny nose caused due to allergies. Cetirizine 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Hicet-DC Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Hicet-DC Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hicet-DC Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Hicet-DC Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Hicet-DC Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hicet-DC 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hicet-DC Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Hicet-DC Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Hicet-DC Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Hicet-DC Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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One side nostril close and other is open and both ulternate work some time both is open give me allrite dc tablet
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
can be due to allergy or deviated septum visit ent specialist near you for proper examination
I've frequent sneezing & nose blocking problems, suspecting due to allergies.
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
Get serum IgE to confirm it is allergy
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Hicet-DC Tablet cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Hicet-DC Tablet may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such an episode while taking this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Hicet-DC Tablet cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Hicet-DC Tablet 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. Are there any contraindications associated with use of Hicet-DC Tablet?

The use of Hicet-DC Tablet should be avoided in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the active or inactive ingredients in the medicine. Caution is advised in patients with underlying kidney or liver disease.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Hicet-DC Tablet?

Avoid the use of alcohol. Avoid engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness such as driving or operating machinery while taking Hicet-DC Tablet.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Hicet-DC Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. Cetirizine. New York, New York: Pfizer Labs; 2003. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Phenylephrine hydrochloride. Maidenhead, Berks: McNeil Products Ltd.; 2004 [revised 20 Mar. 2014]. [Accessed 24 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Cetrizine. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Phenylephrine. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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