Overview

Uses of Lecet Plus Tablet

Lecet Plus Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.

Lecet Plus Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Restlessness
  • Allergic reaction
  • Weakness
  • Headache

How to use Lecet Plus 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. Lecet Plus Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.

How Lecet Plus Tablet works

Lecet Plus Tablet is a combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen, Levocetirizine and Phenylephrine. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Caffeine is a stimulant which increases the effectiveness of paracetamol and decreases sleepiness due to levocetirizine. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Lecet Plus Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Caffeine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Levocetirizine+Phenylephrine with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lecet Plus 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
Lecet Plus Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Lecet Plus Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lecet Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lecet Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lecet Plus Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lecet Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lecet Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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FAQs

Q. What is Lecet Plus?
Lecet Plus is a combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Paracetamol, Levocetirizine and Phenylephrine. This combination is helpful in relieving the symptoms of cold such as body ache, headache, fatigue, fever, watery eyes, sneezing, cough, sore throat, runny and stuffy nose.
Q. Are there any foods which I have to avoid while taking Lecet Plus?
Lecet Plus contains caffeine, so, it is preferable to avoid medicines or food that also contains caffeine like coffee, tea, cola drinks, chocolate as they may add to your total caffeine intake. Increased caffeine intake can cause difficulty in sleeping, you may experience tremors and/or may have chest discomfort. Also avoid drinking alcohol (beer, wine etc) while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Lecet Plus cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Lecet Plus 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. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Lecet Plus?
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.
Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Lecet Plus?
Serious side effects with Lecet Plus are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following: allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat.
Q. Will Lecet Plus 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 serious side effects and toxicity. If you do not find any relief in your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms while you are taking this medicine in the recommended doses, please consult your doctor.
Q. Are there any contraindication associated with use of this drug?
Yes, use of Lecet Plus should be avoided or taken when advised by the doctor if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). The use of Lecet Plus should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI’s) like phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline.
Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Lecet Plus?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Lecet Plus. This medicine contains Levocetirizine, an antihistamine which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your healthcare provider if you are advised to take this medicine while you are breastfeeding the baby.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 2nd Jun 2017.
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