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Olax 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Olax Tablet

Olax 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of various allergic conditions. It relieves symptoms like itching, swelling and rashes.

It may be taken with or without food and It is better to take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. In case, you have missed any dose than it is better to take another one as soon as you remember it.

As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy. But, it may cause some amount of dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention.

Uses of Olax Tablet

Olax Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Hypersensitivity

How to use Olax 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. Olax 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Olax Tablet works

Olax 5 mg Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Olax Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Olax 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olax 5 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olax 5 mg 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
UNSAFE
Olax 5 mg Tablet may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olax 5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Olax 5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olax 5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Olax 5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Olax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Olax 5 mg 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Olax 5 mg Tablet to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
  • As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Olax 5 mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Olax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
MODERATE
Brand(s): Konit
MODERATE
Brand(s): Dizapam
MODERATE
Brand(s): Risure, Clobakon
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MODERATE
Brand(s): Panik
MODERATE
Brand(s): Histiwel
MODERATE
Brand(s): Eurolam, Tenzo, Indolam
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Olax

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Allergic skin conditions in leg
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kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
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Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexologist
it might be an allergic or drug reaction. take tablet levocet 5mg 1 od for 5 days
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FAQs

Q. What is Olax ophthalmic solution/eye drops used for?

Olax is used to treat seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (infection and inflammation [itching, redness and swelling] of the conjunctive of the eye) cause due to pollens, dust, animal fur and other allergens

Q. Is Olax a steroid?

No, Olax is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. Olax is an antiallergy medicine that decreases production of the chemical histamine which is responsible for initiating allergic responses

Q. How does Olax work?

Olax belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is an antiallergy medicine that decreases production of the chemical histamine which is responsible for initiating allergic responses.

Q. Is Olax over-the-counter?

Yes, Olax may be available over-the-counter. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. What are Olax tablets used for?

Olax is used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, hives, and itch associated with skin diseases

Q. Is Olax an antibiotic?

No, Olax is not an antibiotic. It belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. Olax is an antiallergy medicine that decreases production of the chemical histamine which is responsible for initiating allergic responses

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