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    Cetirizine + Phenylephrine

    Information about Cetirizine + Phenylephrine

    Cetirizine + phenylephrine uses

    Cetirizine+Phenylephrine is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.

    How cetirizine + phenylephrine works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Cetirizine and Phenylephrine, which relieves sneezing and runny nose caused due to allergies. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

    Common side effects of cetirizine + phenylephrine

    Dryness in mouth, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Tiredness, Sleepiness
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    18 Feb 2020 | 05:23 PM (IST)
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    Frequently asked questions for Cetirizine + Phenylephrine

    Cetirizine + Phenylephrine

    Q. Can the use of Cetirizine+Phenylephrine cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

    Yes, Cetirizine+Phenylephrine may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such an episode while taking this medicine.

    Q. Can the use of Cetirizine+Phenylephrine cause dry mouth?

    Yes, the use of Cetirizine+Phenylephrine can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night.

    Q. Are there any contraindications associated with use of Cetirizine+Phenylephrine?

    The use of Cetirizine+Phenylephrine should be avoided in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the active or inactive ingredients in the medicine. Caution is advised in patients with underlying kidney or liver disease.

    Q. What should I avoid while taking Cetirizine+Phenylephrine?

    Avoid the use of alcohol. Avoid engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness such as driving or operating machinery while taking Cetirizine+Phenylephrine.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Cetirizine+Phenylephrine?

    Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.