Q. Is Oriel Tablet a steroid? What is it used for?
No, Oriel Tablet is not a steroid. It is an anti-allergic medication which is used to relieve the symptoms of allergy. It relieves 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. Additionally, it is helpful in treating symptoms of hives, including itching and rash.
Q. Does Oriel Tablet make you tired and drowsy?
Yes, Oriel Tablet can make you feel tired, sleepy and weak. If you have these symptoms, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. Consult your doctor if not sure.
Q. How long does it take for Oriel Tablet to work?
Oriel Tablet starts working and showing improvement within an hour of taking it. However, it may take a little longer to notice the full benefits.
Q. Can I take Oriel Tablet and Fexofenadine together?
Sometimes the doctor may advise you to take two different antihistamines together if you are being treated for a severe itchy rash. If you are taking Oriel Tablet during the daytime, your doctor may prescribe another antihistamine for the night which causes sleepiness, especially if the itch makes it difficult for you to sleep.
Q. Is it safe to take Oriel Tablet for a long time?
Oriel Tablet is safe if used as prescribed by your doctor. Moreover, it is unlikely to harm you if you take it for a long time. But, it is best to take Oriel Tablet for only as long as you need it.
Q. For how long should I continue Oriel Tablet?
The duration for which the medicine needs to be taken depends on the problem being treated. For instance, if you are taking it for an insect bite, you may need it for a day or two. While, if you are taking it to prevent symptoms of chronic allergic rhinitis (inflammation of nose) or chronic urticaria, you may need to take Oriel Tablet for a longer time. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure about the duration of using Oriel Tablet
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 11th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.