Okacet Total 5 mg/10 mg/500 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Okacet Total Tablet
Okacet Total 5 mg/10 mg/500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.
Okacet Total Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction
How to use Okacet Total 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. Okacet Total 5 mg/10 mg/500 mg 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 Okacet Total Tablet works
Okacet Total 5 mg/10 mg/500 mg Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Levocetirizine, Phenylephrine and Paracetamol / Acetaminophen which relieve common cold symptoms. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which blocks histamine (a chemical messenger) to relieve allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever.
Okacet Total Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Levocetirizine+Phenylephrine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Okacet Total 5 mg/10 mg/500 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
Okacet Total 5 mg/10 mg/500 mg 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
Okacet Total 5 mg/10 mg/500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Okacet Total 5 mg/10 mg/500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Okacet Total 5 mg/10 mg/500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Okacet Total 5 mg/10 mg/500 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Okacet Total 5 mg/10 mg/500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Okacet Total 5 mg/10 mg/500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Okacet Total 5 mg/10 mg/500 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Okacet Total cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Okacet Total may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your regular daily activities. Do not drive, 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 Okacet Total?
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 Okacet Total?
Serious side effects with Okacet Total 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. These side effects are uncommon but may be serious and need urgent medical attention.
Q. Will Okacet Total 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 some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Are there any contraindication associated with use of this drug?
It is not recommended to use Okacet Total if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), unless advised by the doctor. The use of Okacet Total 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 Okacet Total?
No, you should not breastfeed while using Okacet Total. This medicine can pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby. Inform your healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding a baby.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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