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. Zincold 5 mg/500 mg/5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.
Zincold 5 mg/500 mg/5 mg Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Cetirizine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Phenylephrine which relieve common cold symptoms. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which blocks histamine (a chemical messenger) to relieve allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Taking Cetirizine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine with alcohol can cause liver damage.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zincold 5 mg/500 mg/5 mg 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.
Zincold 5 mg/500 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Zincold 5 mg/500 mg/5 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Zincold 5 mg/500 mg/5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zincold 5 mg/500 mg/5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Zincold 5 mg/500 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zincold 5 mg/500 mg/5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 2nd Aug 2017.