Q. Is Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup a steroid? What is it used for?
Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup is an anti-allergic medication, not a steroid. It relieves the symptoms of allergy. It is used to relieve runny nose, sneezing and redness, itching and watering of the eyes caused by hay fever or seasonal allergies. It also relieves similar symptoms caused due to allergies to substances, such as dust mites, animal dander and mold. It is also used to treat symptoms of hives, including itching and rash.
Q. My child is restless and unable to sleep properly at night. Can I give Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup?
No, although this medicine causes drowsiness as a side effect, it should not be given to induce sleep in children. Consult your child’s doctor if your child has trouble sleeping as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Can I give fever medicines along with Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup?
Yes, medicines that are prescribed only for fever do not interact with Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup. Therefore, it is relatively safe to give Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup with fever medicine. However, some fever medicines available may contain additional ingredients that act like Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup. Giving these can result in overdose and can have serious implications on your child. Always check the medicine label or consult your child’s doctor before giving such combinations.
Q. How much Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup should I give to my child?
Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup should be given strictly as prescribed by your child’s doctor. The dose of the medicine is calculated according to your child’s body weight and age. Do not increase or decrease the dose on your own as it may cause unwanted effects and can worsen your child’s condition.
Q. What if I give too much of Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup by mistake?
Although Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup is relatively safe to use in children yet an excessive amount may cause some serious side effects such as seizures, hallucinations, rapid heart rate, irritability, slow breathing, and coma.
Q. How should Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup be stored?
Store Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.
Q. When do I need to call my child’s doctor right away?
Always consult your child’s doctor at every step in case of any confusion. However, immediate assistance may be required if your child develops serious side effects. These may include allergic reactions (such as facial swelling, trouble breathing), signs of liver problem (such as dark-colored urine, yellow eyes or skin), excessive sleepiness, rapid heartbeat, hallucinations, feeling confused or hyperactive, trouble passing urine, irritability, and vision changes.
Q. How long does it take for Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup to work?
You will notice an improvement within an hour of taking Alzine 5mg/5ml Syrup. However, it may take a little longer to notice the full benefits.