Olax Tablet

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Manufacturer
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

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.

It is generally a safe medicine with little or no side effects. However, it may cause dry mouth, weakness, or sleepiness in some people. Consult your doctor if you experience any of it that persists or gets worse. 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

Benefits of Olax Tablet

In Treatment of Allergic conditions

Olax Tablet provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It can also give relief from allergic reactions after insect bites and symptoms of hives and eczema such as rash, swelling, itching, and irritation. This will improve the appearance of your skin and you may find that your mood and self-confidence improve as well. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. Moreover, Olax Tablet may make you feel less sleepy as compared to other antihistamine medicines. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Olax Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Olax

  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Dryness in mouth

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

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Olax Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
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.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
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.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
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.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dibenzoxepine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY
Action Class
H1 Antihistaminics (second Generation)

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
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fosup, Artepitant, Fosaran
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zuvair
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
Ive got tested for hiv after 4 months of possible exposure (not sure if partner was +ve and sex was with condom) and results were negative and its been 6 months till date after the possible exposure now i was suffering from blocked nose wnd difficulty in breathing so i went to a chest specialist and was given total ige" test and the report came +ve with very highly elevated ige levels about 2000 ku/l is there anything to worry and is there any relation between total ige levels and hiv im very stressed once again please help."
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
IgE levels indicate that the conditions is allergic
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FAQs

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

Olax Tablet 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 Tablet?

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 Tablet be taken for a long-term itching condition?

Yes, Olax Tablet 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 Tablet be taken in hay fever?

Yes, Olax Tablet 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.

Q. Is Olax Tablet a steroid?

No, Olax Tablet is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. Olax Tablet is an anti-allergy medicine which helps to reduce allergic symptoms.

Q. How does Olax Tablet work?

Olax Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines which is used to relieve allergic symptoms. It does so by reducing the production of a chemical called histamine which is responsible for initiating allergic responses.

Q. Is Olax Tablet over-the-counter?

Yes, Olax Tablet may be available over-the-counter. However, it is advised to consult the doctor regarding its use.

Q. What are Olax Tablet tablets used for?

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

Q. Is Olax Tablet an antibiotic?

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

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Country of Origin: India

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