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ZINCOCET P 5MG/500MG/7.5MG TABLET

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Zincocet p 5mg/500mg/7.5mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Zincocet p 5mg/500mg/7.5mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Zincocet p 5mg/500mg/7.5mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR ZINCOCET P

Cetirizine(5 mg)

Uses

Cetirizine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

How it works

Cetirizine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Stomach pain, Vomiting
Paracetamol(500 mg)

Uses

Paracetamol is used in the treatment of headache, joint pain, dental pain, nerve pain, muscular pain, menstrual pain, migraine and fever

How it works

Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever.

Common side effects

Skin redness, Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Running nose, Nausea, Liver injury, Abnormal blood cell count, Facial swelling, Blisters on skin
Pseudoephedrine(7.5 mg)

Uses

Pseudoephedrine is used in the treatment of nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
It is also used to treat sinus and upper chest congestion.

How it works

Pseudoephedrine narrows the small blood vessels, reduces swelling and production of mucous and so relieves congestion.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Dry mouth, Hypersensitivity reaction, Restlessness, Sleep disturbance

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Expert advice FOR ZINCOCET P

  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking cetirizine because you may feel sleepy.
  • Avoid alcohol intake while taking this drug.
  • Consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects: changes in vision, severe dry mouth, trouble urinating, constipation or drowsiness.
  • Do not start or continue the cetirizine tablets:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cetirizine or any of the other ingredients of cetirizine tablet.
  • If you have severe kidney problem or severe liver problem.
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered before taking cetirizine tablets in case of any following disease conditions such as fits, severe kidney impairment, intolerance to sugars.

Frequently asked questions FOR ZINCOCET P

Cetirizine

Q.

Is cetirizine/ Alerid safe?
Cetirizine/ Alerid is safe at the prescribed dose by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.

Is cetirizine/ Alerid/ Alerid syrup an antihistamine/antibiotic/steroid?
Cetirizine is an antihistaminic drug. It is not an antibiotic or steroid

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Is cetirizine good for cold/ used for sore throat/ allergic reaction/itching/hives?
Cetirizine is used to treat cold or allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, or runny nose. It is also used to treat hives, but not used for sore throat. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

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Is cetirizine/ Alerid D banned?
It is available in India and should be taken as advised by doctor

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How long can I take cetirizine for?
Patient should take cetirizine as directed by doctor

Q.

Can you take cetirizine for prickly heat?
Cetirizine can be used for prickly heat to reduce the itching. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.

Can I take cetirizine with paracetamol/ aspirin/ ibuprofen/ DayQuil/ prednisone/ Benadryl?
Cetirizine can be taken along with paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen, or prednisone. However, taking Benadryl and Dayquil along with cetirizine can increase the drowsiness. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

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Can I take cetirizine with high blood pressure?
Patients with high blood pressure can take cetirizine. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

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Can I take cetirizine with loratadine/ diphenhydramine/ brompheniramine/ fexofenadine?
No. Patient should not take cetirizine with these drugs as they are from same category of antihistamines. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

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Can I take cetirizine with antibiotics/ azithromycin/ citalopram/ sertraline?
Yes, as there are no expected reactions with cetirizine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

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Does cetirizine make you sleepy or cause drowsiness?
Patient may feel sleepy after taking cetirizine. Always consult your doctor

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Does cetirizine make you gain weight?
It is rarely seen, but there is a possibility that cetirizine, like other anti-histamines might cause gain in weight

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Does cetirizine contain diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/aspirin/acetaminophen (paracetamol)?
No. Cetirizine does not contain diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/aspirin. However doctor may prescribe cetirizine in combination with these drugs.

Paracetamol

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Is paracetamol an antibiotic?
No, paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It's an analgesic (pain-killer) and anti-pyretic (for the relief of fever).

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Is paracetamol a NSAID?
Yes, paracetamol is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) which has analgesic (painkiller) and antipyretic (for the relief of fever) properties.

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Is paracetamol an analgesic?
Yes, paracetamol is an analgesic (painkiller) medicine and can be used for the relief of pain, for example, toothache, headache, and sprain.

Pseudoephedrine

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Can I take pseudoephedrine for allergies?
Pseudoephedrine does give symptomatic relief from seasonal allergic conditions such as runny nose and nasal decongestion.

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Can I take pseudoephedrine with ibuprofen?
Yes. Ibuprofen may relieve fever experienced during cold.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)