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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.
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Levocetirizine(2.5mg)

Uses

Levocetirizine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

How it works

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

Common side effects

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

Uses

Paracetamol is used in fever, headache, pain during menstruation, arthralgia, 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(10mg)

Uses

Phenylephrine is used in pupil dilation and nasal congestion.
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
Caffeine(25mg)

Uses

Caffeine is used in the treatment of migraine

How it works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Caffeine works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thus relieving the migraine headache.

Common side effects

Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Dehydration

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Expert advice FOR LECET PLUS

  • Use levocetirizine with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • It is best to take the drug at bedtime as it can make you drowzy.
  • Do not take levocetirizine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to levocetirizine.
  • Take special care with levocetirizine and follow the advice of your doctor: if you suffer from epilepsy or are in any risk of having fits. if you suffer from kidney failure, because you may require a lower dosage.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking drugs like antidepressants; medications for anxiety, mental illness, or seizures; ritonavir; sedatives; sleeping pills; theophylline; and tranquilizers, as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • Levocetrizine can cause drowsiness. Avoid engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness such as driving or operating machinery when taking.
  • Do not take alcohol with cetirizine, as it may worsen the side effects.

Frequently asked questions FOR LECET PLUS

Levocetirizine

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What is levocetirizine?
Levocetirizine is an antihistamine (H1-receptor blocker) and is used in the treatment of conditions like allergic rhinitis and urticaria.

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Is levocetirizine an over the counter (OTC) product?
Levocetirizine is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It's a prescription medicine.

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Is levocetirizine gluten free?
Levocetirizine is gluten free. Please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use to know about the constituents.

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Is levocetirizine a narcotic substance?
Levocetirizine is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to the group of medicines known as antihistamines.

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Is levocetirizine a steroid?
Levocetirizine is not a steroid. It belongs to the group of medicines known as antihistamines.

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When to take levocetirizine?
The absorption of levocetirizine is not affected by food and hence can be taken with or without food. It should preferably be taken in the evening.

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Is levocetirizine a decongestant?
Levocetirizine is not a decongestant. It is an antihistamine used to relieve a runny nose, sneezing and redness, itching, and tearing of the eyes caused by allergic rhinitis and urticaria.

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Can levocetirizine be taken during pregnancy?
There are not many studies or data available on the effect of levocetirizine in pregnancy. Animal studies have not shown to cause any fetal (unborn child) damage. It should be used only when considered necessary by your doctor.

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What is levocetirizine used for?
Levocetirizine is an antihistamine drug. It is used for the treatment of conditions like allergic rhinitis and urticaria.

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Why should levocetirizine be taken at night?
Levocetirizine can be taken any time of the day. It is preferred to be taken at night as it can cause sleepiness and tiredness and you may have to be cautious while doing your day to day activities like driving or operating a machine. Follow your doctor's advice on the use of levocetrizine.

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What are the side effects of levocetirizine-montelukast combination?
The common side effects of levocetirizine are a headache, sleepiness, dry mouth, and fatigue. The common side effects of montelukast are a headache, upper respiratory infections, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

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What are the side effects of levocetirizine during pregnancy?
There are not many studies or data available on the effect of levocetirizine in pregnancy. Animal studies have not shown to cause any fetal (unborn child) damage. It should be used only when considered necessary by your doctor.

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Does levocetirizine cause weight gain?
Levocetirizine has rarely seen to be associated with weight gain. If you experience any undue weight gain while using levocetrizine, talk to your doctor.

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What are the side effects of stopping levocetirizine?
Stopping levocetirizine therapy is generally not associated with any withdrawal effect. However, there are reports that some patients may experience itching if stopped at once. Consult your doctor if you experience any effect after stopping the drug.

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What are the long-term side effects of levocetirizine?
Levocetirizine is well-tolerated when taken for long-term. However, the drug is not devoid of side effects and can cause upper respiratory infections, transient abdominal pain, and headaches. Consult your doctor if you experience any side effects while using the drug.

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Can I take levocetirizine with montelukast?
Levocetirizine and montelukast are not known to have any interactions and can be safely taken together. A fixed-dose combination of levocetirizine and montelukast is available in the market. Both are indicated for allergic respiratory illnesses.

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What is the dose of levocetirizine?
Levocetirizine is available in different doses and the dose depends on the age of the patient and the condition for which it is prescribed. Consult your doctor for the appropriate dose of the drug.

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What is the price of levocetirizine?
The price of levocetirizine would vary according to the brand and it is mentioned on the pack of the medicine.

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Can I take levocetirizine for a cold?
Levocetirizine can be taken for relief of signs and symptoms of common cold. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment of the same.

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What is the difference between levocetirizine and cetirizine?
Levocetirizine is the (R) enantiomer of cetirizine. It is a highly selective blocker of histamine (H1) receptors. It is a more potent drug when compared on a dose basis to cetirizine. However, their response may vary from patient to patient. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

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What is the difference between levocetirizine and fexofenadine?
Both levocetirizine and fexofenadine are highly selective H1 antihistamines. Fexofenadine is less sedative, less potent when compared on a dose basis, and longer acting when compared to levocetirizine. However, their response may vary from patient to patient. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

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What is the difference between levocetirizine and desloratadine?
Desloratadine has higher H1 selectivity, longer action, and less sedative effect when compared to levocetirizine. They both are equipotent on an equivalent milligram basis. However, their response may vary from patient to patient. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

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Can I take levocetirizine with ambroxol syrup?
Levocetirizine can be taken with ambroxol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take levocetirizine with pseudoephedrine?
Levocetirizine can be taken with pseudoephedrine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take levocetirizine with alcohol?
Alcohol can increase the sedative effect (sleepiness) of levocetirizine when taken together. It is desirable to avoid alcohol intake while on the drug. Also, you need to be careful while taking this drug if you are driving or operating some machine.

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Can I take levocetirizine with paracetamol?
Levocetirizine 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.

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Can I take levocetirizine with phenylephrine?
Levocetirizine can be taken with phenylephrine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does levocetirizine withdrawal cause itching?
Stopping levocetirizine therapy is generally not associated with any withdrawal effect. However, there are reports that some patients may experience itching if stopped at once. Consult your doctor if you experience any effect after stopping the drug.

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 to 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.

Caffeine

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What is caffeine?
Caffeine is a drug which belongs to a group of medicines called methylxanthines. It is also present in tea, coffee, some chocolates and soft drinks, in addition to some medicines. It acts on the brain to increase alertness and energy levels. However, too much caffeine is harmful

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Is caffeine alcohol?
No, caffeine is not alcohol; it belongs to a group of medicines called methylxanthines. It acts on the brain to increase alertness and energy levels. However, it must be remembered that too much caffeine is harmful

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Is caffeine good or bad?
Caffeine; if taken as medicine for recommended indications and in adequate dosage it provides beneficial effects. Too much caffeine is harmful. Always consult your doctor if you get any of the bad effects or side effects after use of caffeine

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Is caffeine good for hair?
There is no report available on the use of caffeine and hair growth. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

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Is caffeine addictive?
No, caffeine is not in the list of addictive drugs. Addiction is said to occur when there is persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance; without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death. Caffeine does not meet this definition. However, people who have taken it for long may experience "caffeine withdrawal" symptoms like headache, anxiety, fatigue, drowsiness or depression, 12–24 hours after the last dose of caffeine but resolves within 24–48 hours

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Is caffeine good for heart?
Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant, and is used in combination with pain-relieving medication to ease headache, migraine pain, neuralgia, toothache, sore throat and period pains. Increased doses may have side effects like increased heart rate (tachycardia), abnormal heart beats (cardiac arrhythmias). Always consult your doctor for the recommended indications, doses and side effects, if any.

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