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Altin Tab

By SYSMED LABORATORIES PVT LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Cetirizine(10.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-ALLERGIC

Medical Description

Altin Tab contains Cetirizine Hydrochloride, which is an anti-allergic medication.
uses

Uses of Altin 10 MG

  • Allergies such as dust or pet allergies
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy, runny and blocked nose
  • Red and watery eyes
  • Swelling, redness and itchiness of the skin
  • Insect bite and hives
contraindications

Contraindications of Altin 10 MG

  • If you are allergic to Cetirizine, Hydroxyzine or any Piperazine derivatives
  • If you have severe kidney disease
sideEffects

Side effects of Altin 10 MG

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness, drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling and irritation inside the nose (rhinitis)
  • Dry mouth
  • Sore throat
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Altin 10 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Altin Tab during pregnancy?
A:
  • Cetirizine should be avoided by pregnant women
  • There are no adequate and well-controlled studies regarding the safety of this medicine in pregnant women
  • Hence it is better to avoid it in pregnancy unless specified by your physician
  • Consult your doctor for further advice
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Altin Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
Altin Tab passes into breast milk; therefore, it is advised not to take this medicine while breastfeeding unless your doctor has suggested you to do so.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Altin Tab?
A:
This medicine is known to cause sleepiness, hence driving or operating machines should be avoided while you are taking this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Altin Tab?
A:
It is advised to avoid alcohol consumption along with this medicine as it may worsen the side effects like drowsiness or dizziness.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have kidney problem
  • You have bladder problems; this medicine can increase the risk of urinary retention
  • You are suffering from fits (epilepsy)
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Altin 10 MG

How Does It Work?

  • Histamine is a substance produced in our body in case of allergies leading to itching, runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes
  • Altin Tab works by blocking this Histamine and hence decreases allergy symptoms
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Altin 10 MG

Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water.
interactions

Interactions of Altin 10 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to treat anxiety
  • Medicines used to induce sleep
  • Medicines used to treat depression
  • Medicines used to relax muscles (muscle relaxants)
  • Medicines used to relieve pain (prescription analgesics/ painkillers)

Interactions with food items

The administration of this medicine with food does not affect the way this medicine works. Cetirizine may be taken with or without food.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Altin 10 MG

This medicine does not require any specific storage conditions. Try to keep it out of the reach of children.
dosage

Dosage of Altin 10 MG

Overdose

  • Overdose may cause tiredness, headache, confusion, dizziness, discomfort, skin irritation, restlessness, drowsiness, rapid heartbeat, tremor, urinary retention
  • If you experience any of the side effects, contact your doctor immediately

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Rukman Mecca

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Any precaution I need to take while on medication of Altin Tab?

  • Yes, this medicine is known to cause sleepiness or drowsiness, hence never drive or do any activity like operating machinery after taking this medicine
  • If you develop any rash, breathing difficulty or itching immediately after taking this medicine, it could be a severe side effect, immediately seek medical help

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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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