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Cistin 5mg Tab

By D.R. JOHNS LAB PHARMA
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Cetirizine(5.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
Anti-allergic

Medical Description

Cistin Tablet 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 cetirizine as its active ingredient. Take as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Side effects of the medicine are drowsiness, headache, weakness, and dry mouth. Most of them are temporary but if you feel the side effects persist or your condition worsens, you should contact the doctor immediately. Cistin Tablet should be used with caution in children and it is recommended to consult the doctor before using the medicine in pregnant and lactating women.
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Uses of Cistin 5mg Tab

Cistin Tablet is used to treat allergies associated with airways (allergic rhinitis) and Skin (urticaria).

Contraindications of Cistin 5mg Tab

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

Side effects of Cistin 5mg Tab

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Rhinitis
  • Dry mouth
  • Sore throat

Precautions and Warnings of Cistin 5mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Cistin Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Cistin Tablet should be avoided by pregnant women, as there is limited information available on the safety of the medicine in pregnant women. Hence, avoid it in pregnancy unless considered prescribed by a doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Cistin Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Cistin Tablet passes into breastmilk. Therefore, it is advised not to take the medicine while breastfeeding unless the doctor has prescribed.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Cistin Tablet?
A:
Cistin Tablet is known to cause sleepiness. Hence, driving or operating machine should be avoided.

Alcohol

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

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a kidney problem or urinary retention problem as you may need a lower dose of the medicine, consult the doctor.
  • You are giving the children as they may require a small dose of the medicine.
  • You are suffering from fits (epilepsy).
  • You should take an allergic skin test, as it may interfere with the diagnosis.
  • You may experience certain skin reactions like swelling, itching, and redness immediately after you stop taking Cistin Tablet.

Mode of Action of Cistin 5mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Histamine is a substance produced in the body in case of allergies and responsible for itching, runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Cetirizine in Cistin Tablet works by blocking the Histamine and hence decreases the symptoms associated with allergies.
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Directions for Use of Cistin 5mg Tab

Cistin Tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor. Swallow entirely with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It will be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results and should not consume it more than that prescribed by the doctor.
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Interactions of Cistin 5mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines may affect the way Cistin Tablet 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.
  • Concomitant use of medicines used to treat anxiety and psychotic disorders such as Diazepam, Clonazepam, and Cistin Tablet may aggravate the side effects such as drowsiness, headache, and influence the alertness of an individual.
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  • It is important to inform the doctor regarding the medications and herbal supplements used before taking the medicine. It is also important to discuss specific allergies or underlying conditions experienced before using the medicine.
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Storage and disposal of Cistin 5mg Tab

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

Dosage of Cistin 5mg Tab

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose are tiredness, headache, confusion, dizziness, discomfort, skin irritation, restlessness, drowsiness, rapid heartbeat, tremor, urinary retention. If you experience symptoms or think you have taken too much of Cistin Tablet, contact the doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
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Missed a Dose

  • If you missed the dose of Cistin Tablet, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If time next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Any precautions I need to take while I am taking Cistin Tablet?

  • Yes, Cistin Tablet is known to cause sleepiness or drowsiness. Hence, avoid driving and operating machinery after taking the medicine.
  • If you develop any rash, breathing difficulty or itching immediately after taking the medicine, it may be a severe side effect, immediately seek medical help.

Q: Can I take Cistin Tablet in pregnancy?

A: Cistin Tablet should be avoided in pregnancy. Take it only if prescribed by the docter in pregnancy.

Q: Can we take Cistin Tablet for allergy?

A: Yes, Cistin Tablet is used in allergic conditions. However, avoid self-medication. Only if prescribed by the doctor, you may take it.

Q: Can I take Cistin Tablet for cough and cold?

A: No, do not take Cistin Tablet for cough or cold on own. Cough or cold may be due to various reasons like allergy, infections, etc. Cetirizine may help in cough or cold if it is allergic in origin.

Q: Does Cistin Tablet make us drowsy?

A: Yes, Cistin Tablet may make you drowsy, sleepy, and dizzy. Avoid driving or operate machinery after taking Cetzine.

Q: Is it okay to use Cistin Tablet while I am breastfeeding?

A: Cistin Tablet passes into breastmilk and may cause drowsiness in your breastfed baby. Hence, do not take this if you are breastfeeding.

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ContainsCetirizine(5.0 Mg)
UsesAllergic rhinitis and skin allergy
Side effectsTiredness, headache, sleepiness, drowsiness, nausea
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2021 | 04:39 PM (IST)
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