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Allercet Dc Tablet

10 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Phenylephrine(10.0 Mg) + Cetirizine(10.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Allercet DC tablet is a combination medicine containing cetirizine and phenylephrine. Cetirizine has antiallergic properties and phenylephrine is a decongestant. It is used to relieve symptoms of the ...
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    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
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Uses of Allercet Dc Tablet

Allercet DC tablet is used to relieve symptoms of the common cold, allergy, hay fever, an allergy caused by pollen grains or dust which includes a runny nose, sneezing, itching of the eyes, nose or th...
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Contraindications of Allercet Dc Tablet

  • As it is a combination of two components, any condition which is contraindicated with any of these when taken alone should be considered contraindicated for this combination.
  • If you are allergic to cetirizine, phenylephrine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have severe kidney diseases, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, eye conditions called angle-closure glaucoma, hyperactive thyroid, enlarged prostate gland and pheochromocyt...
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  • If you are taking any brain-related medicines like monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) medicine or have taken it within 14 days.

Side effects of Allercet Dc Tablet

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Increased heartbeats or feeling of heartbeats
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Increased blood pressure

Precautions and Warnings of Allercet Dc Tablet



Can I take Allercet DC tablet during pregnancy?
Components of this medicine are known to cause harm to the unborn baby, thus it should be avoided by pregnant women. If you become pregnant while on the treatment with this medicine immediately inform your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Allercet DC tablet while breastfeeding?
Components of this medicine are not known to pass into breastmilk. This medicine should be avoided if you are breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed Allercet DC tablet?
You may cause experience symptoms like dizziness or sleepiness, etc. Therefore avoid driving while on this medication.


Can I consume alcohol with Allercet DC tablet?
Consuming alcohol with this medicine can cause sleepiness, dizziness, difficulty in concentration. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have difficulty in urination.
  • You have any pre-existing medical condition such as fits, any kind of blood disorder, etc.
  • You have indigestion with some sugars.
  • You have itching or rash over the body after you stop taking this medicine.
  • You are taking this medicine for more than 7 days.
  • You do not get relief after taking this medicine.

Mode of Action of Allercet Dc Tablet

How Does It Work?

Cetirizine works by opposing the action of a substance called histamine, a chemical formed in the body in certain allergic conditions. Phenylephrine works by narrowing blood vessels causing relief in ...
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Directions for Use of Allercet Dc Tablet

  • Take this medicine with or without food as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Allercet Dc Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Allercet DC tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • In particular, if you are taking other decongestant medicines and medicines used in heart and brain-related diseases, etc.

Storage and disposal of Allercet Dc Tablet

  • Store it at a temperature not above 25°C in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Allercet Dc Tablet


Symptoms of an overdose include confusion, loose motions, dizziness, fatigue, headache, weakness, itching, restlessness, sleepiness, increased heartbeats, urinary retention, tremors, irritability, nau...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of this medicine then take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule.

Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Why does taking Allercet DC tablet cause sleepiness?

A: Allercet DC tablet contains cetirizine which is fat-soluble and can enter the brain causing sleepiness as a side effect of using this medicine.

Q: Does Allercet DC tablet help in relieving cough?

A: Allercet DC tablet is a combination medicine that helps to get relief from the common cold, nasal allergy and nasal congestion. It does not help to get relief from cough.

Q: Should I take Allercet DC tablet if I am engaged in work that needs alertness and higher concentration?

A: Allercet DC tablet can cause sleepiness, therefore it should not be taken by people who are engaged in work that needs alertness and higher concentration.

Q: Can I take Allercet DC tablet for a longer duration?

A: Allercet DC tablet should not be taken for a longer duration. Consult your doctor if your symptoms are not relieved after using this medicine. This medicine should not be taken for more than 7 days continuously.


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ContainsPhenylephrine(10.0 Mg),Cetirizine(10.0 Mg)
UsesAllergic conditions
Side effectsNausea, sleepiness, headache, tiredness, dizziness
Last Updated on: 02 Aug 2021 | 06:46 AM (IST)
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