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Olax Tablet

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Olax Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used in the treatment of various allergic conditions. It relieves symptoms like itching, swelling and rashes.

Olax Tablet should be taken with or without food. The dose may vary depending on what you are taking it for. Take it as it has been prescribed by your doctor. You may need this medicine only on days you have symptoms, or you may need to take it every day to prevent symptoms from happening. If you stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back.  This medicine is generally very safe.

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. Consult your doctor if it persists or worry you. It may cause dry mouth also. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys or with your heart.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine.

Uses of Olax Tablet

Side effects of Olax Tablet

  • 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 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Olax Tablet works

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

Safety Advice

Olax Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Olax Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Olax Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Olax Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Olax Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Olax Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Olax Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Olax Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Olax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Olax 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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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Olax 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 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): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
Brand(s): Artepitant, Fosaran, Fosaport
Brand(s): Zuvair
Brand(s): Eurolam

Patient Concerns

Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
Having tinea curis extreme conditions
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Case has to be seen in person before starting the treatment You can start with Aarogyavardhini vati 2 tablet twice Gandhak rasayan 1 tablet twice with water
Do you have any questions related to Olax Tablet ?


Q. Can Olax be used in sneezing and running nose?

Olax can be used in a condition called as allergic rhinitis which causes allergic inflammation of nose. The medicine helps in controlling the symptoms like sneezing and running nose. It can also be given in condition associated with skin disorders like hives and itch.

Q. How do we take Olax?

Take this medicine only when it is prescribed by your doctor and follow the instructions as directed. Usually, one tablet is prescribed to be taken twice daily in the morning and after dinner. The exact dosage and duration of the medicine is decided by the doctor.

Q. Can Olax be taken for a long-term itching condition?

Yes, Olax can be taken in long-term itching condition. Such type of condition is termed as chronic urticaria. Before starting this medication you should get your itchy condition diagnosed. The doctor will then suggest the appropriate dose and duration of the medication.

Q. Can Olax be taken in hay fever?

Yes, Olax can be used in the condition like hay fever caused by pollen grains also called pollinosis. However, if you have hay fever contact your doctor before starting this medication. Usually, in case of pollinosis, the medication should be taken for full season of pollen to prevent recurrence of the condition.

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