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Cetchem 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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By CHEMIDA LABS (P) LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
36.55*
43.00
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Composition:

Therapeutic classification:

Anti-allergic
therapy

Medical Description

Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S contains Cetirizine Hydrochloride, which is an anti-allergic medication.

Uses of Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S

  • 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 of Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S

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

Side effects of Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S

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

Precautions and Warnings of Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S 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

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S while breastfeeding?
A:
Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S 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

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S?
A:
This medicine is known to cause sleepiness, hence driving or operating machines should be avoided while you are taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S?
A:
It is advised to avoid alcohol consumption along with this medicine as it may worsen the side effects like drowsiness or dizziness.

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)

Mode of Action of Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S

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
  • Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S works by blocking this Histamine and hence decreases allergy symptoms

Directions for Use of Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S

Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water.

Interactions of Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S

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.

Storage and disposal of Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S

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

Dosage of Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S

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 Cetchem 5mg Tablet 10'S?

  • 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
Last Updated on: 30 Jun 2020 | 06:31 AM (IST)

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