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Cetiriz Syp 30ml

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30ml Syrup in Bottle
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Cetirizine(5.0 Mg)
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ANTI-ALLERGIC
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Medical Description

Cetiriz Syrup is an anti-allergic medication and is used to treat symptoms associated with allergies such as itching, sneezing, watery eyes, running nose, rashes, and pale red bumps. It contains cetir...
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Uses of Cetiriz 5 MG

Cetiriz Syrup is used to treat allergies like 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 Cetiriz 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to cetirizine, Hydroxyzine or any Piperazine derivatives or other ingredients of Cetiriz Syrup.
  • If you have severe kidney disease.

Side effects of Cetiriz 5 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Cetiriz 5 MG

Pregnancy

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

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Cetiriz Syrup while breastfeeding?
A:
Cetiriz Syrup passes into breast milk; therefore, Avoid the medicine while breastfeeding unless the doctor has suggested you to do so.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Cetiriz Syrup?
A:
Cetiriz Syrup is known to cause sleepiness, hence driving or operating machines should be avoided while you are taking the medicine.

Alcohol

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

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a kidney problem.
  • You have bladder problems; Cetiriz Syrup may increase the risk of urinary retention.
  • You are suffering from fits (epilepsy).

Mode of Action of Cetiriz 5 MG

How Does It Work?

  • Histamine is a substance produced in the body in case of allergies leading to itching, runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes.
  • Cetiriz Syrup works by blocking the histamine and hence decreases allergy symptoms.

Directions for Use of Cetiriz 5 MG

  • Take Cetiriz Syrup as directed by the doctor.
  • Read the instructions of the label before usage.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Use a measuring cup, spoon, or dropper for the quantity.

Interactions of Cetiriz 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines may affect the way Cetiriz Syrup works, or the medicine itself may reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell the doctor about the medicines, supplements, or herbals the child is currently taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines used to treat anxiety, to induce sleep, for mental health problems, muscle relaxants, to relieve pain (prescription analgesics/ painkillers.

Interactions with food items

The administration of the medicine with food does not affect the way the medicine works. Cetiriz Syrup may be taken with or without food.

Storage and disposal of Cetiriz 5 MG

  • Store Cetiriz Syrup at a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Cetiriz 5 MG

Overdose

  • Overdose causes tiredness, headache, confusion, dizziness, discomfort, skin irritation, restlessness, drowsiness, rapid heartbeat, tremor, urinary retention.

Missed a Dose

  • If you experience symptoms or think you have taken too much of Cetiriz Syrup, contact the doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
  • If you missed the dose of Cetiriz Syrup, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it's time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with a regular dosing schedule.
  • Avoid double dose to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

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 Cetiriz Syrup?

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

Q: Does Cetiriz Syrup cause addiction?

A: No, Cetiriz Syrup is not an addiction causing medicine. However, it should be used as per the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor.
Product Details
Brand
CETIRIZ
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
15/08/2022

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ContainsCetirizine(5.0 Mg)
UsesAllergic rhinitis
Side effectsHeadache, sleepiness, dizziness, nausea
Last Updated on: 05 Jun 2021 | 02:20 PM (IST)
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