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Vilofex 180 Tablet

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

Introduction

Vilofex 180 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis, and some skin reactions such as eczema, hives, and reactions to bites and stings. It relieves watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching.

Vilofex 180 Tablet should be taken empty stomach. 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. The most common side effects include headache, drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days as your body adjusts. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys or with your heart as antihistamines can cause your heart to beat faster. 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. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Vilofex Tablet

Benefits of Vilofex Tablet

In Treatment of Allergic conditions

Vilofex 180 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, Vilofex 180 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 Vilofex 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 Vilofex

  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

How to use Vilofex 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. Vilofex 180 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Vilofex Tablet works

Vilofex 180 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Vilofex 180 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vilofex 180 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vilofex 180 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Because of low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Vilofex 180 Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Vilofex 180 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
However, you should make check that Vilofex 180 Tablet does not make you feel sleepy or dizzy before driving or operating machinery.
Kidney
CAUTION
Vilofex 180 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vilofex 180 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vilofex 180 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Vilofex 180 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Vilofex 180 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.
  • It is less likely to make you feel sleepy than some other similar medicines.
  • Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective.
  • It may cause nausea. Stick to simple meals, and do not eat rich or spicy food.
  • Avoid using antacids 30 minutes before or after taking this medicine. It can make it harder for your body to absorb this medication.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethane Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Vilofex 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): Magflux, Magasip
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sodamax
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
Having tinea curis extreme conditions
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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
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FAQs

Q. Can Vilofex 180 Tablet make you sleepy?

Yes, drowsiness is a common side effect of this medicine. However, it does not affect everyone. But in case the drowsiness starts hampering your daily life, consult your doctor who might suggest another anti-allergic medicine that does not cause sleepiness.

Q. Can you overdose on Vilofex 180 Tablet?

No, never take an overdose of any medicine. Overdose of Vilofex 180 Tablet may cause dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, and dry mouth. If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Vilofex 180 Tablet, seek emergency medical service in a nearby hospital or contact your doctor immediately.

Q. How quickly does Vilofex 180 Tablet work?

Vilofex 180 Tablet starts working within an hour of taking it. The maximum benefit of this medicine is seen within 6 hours and the effect lasts for 24 hours.

Q. Does Vilofex 180 Tablet relieve symptoms of outdoor and indoor allergies?

Yes, Vilofex 180 Tablet relieves the symptoms of upper respiratory allergies or hay fever which can be caused by outdoor and indoor allergens. It relieves the symptoms of itchy or watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing, or itching of the nose or throat.

Q. How to cope with dizziness caused by Vilofex 180 Tablet?

If you feel dizzy while taking Vilofex 180 Tablet, lie down for some time and then get up slowly. Moving slowly and cautiously can also help cope up with dizziness. Avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol, and recreational drugs. If dizziness persists or worsens, consult your doctor.

Q. Can I take antacids while taking Vilofex 180 Tablet?

Some antacids contain aluminum and magnesium. Such antacids may decrease the absorption of Vilofex 180 Tablet and lower its levels, thereby interfering with the working of this medicine. It is recommended that you keep a gap of 2 hours between the two medicines.

Q. How should I take Vilofex 180 Tablet?

Vilofex 180 Tablet should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablets whole with water, and do not chew or crush it. Usually, it is advised to take the tablet before meals.

Q. Is there any food or drink that I need to avoid while taking Vilofex 180 Tablet?

Avoid drinking grape juice, orange juice, and apple juice while taking Vilofex 180 Tablet. These might make you more likely to have side effects.

Q. Can Vilofex 180 Tablet cause heart problems?

People who are already suffering from heart disease should be careful while taking Vilofex 180 Tablet. Inform your doctor about your heart problem, as this medicine may cause fast or irregular heartbeat and palpitations.

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