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Elgnil 10mg Tablet

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Medical Description

Elgnil 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 cetir...
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ContainsCetirizine(10.0 Mg)
UsesAllergic rhinitis and skin allergy
Side effectsTiredness, headache, sleepiness, drowsiness, nausea
ClassificationANTI-ALLERGIC
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Uses of Elgnil 10 MG

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

Contraindications of Elgnil 10 MG

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

Side effects of Elgnil 10 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Elgnil 10 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Elgnil Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Elgnil 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 Elgnil Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Elgnil 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 Elgnil Tablet?
A:
Elgnil Tablet is known to cause sleepiness. Hence, driving or operating machine should be avoided.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Elgnil Tablet?
A:
It is advised to avoid alcohol consumption along with Elgnil 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 Elgnil Tablet.

Mode of Action of Elgnil 10 MG

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 Elgnil Tablet works by blocking the Histamine and h...
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Directions for Use of Elgnil 10 MG

Elgnil 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 resu...
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Interactions of Elgnil 10 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines may affect the way Elgnil 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 Elgnil Tablet may aggravate the side effects such as drowsiness, headache, and influence th...
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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 exper...
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Storage and disposal of Elgnil 10 MG

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

Dosage of Elgnil 10 MG

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose are tiredness, headache, confusion, dizziness, discomfort, skin irritation, restlessness, drowsiness, rapid heartbeat, tremor, urinary retention. If you experience symptoms or thi...
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Missed a Dose

  • If you missed the dose of Elgnil 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
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

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 Elgnil Tablet?

  • Yes, Elgnil 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 Elgnil Tablet in pregnancy?

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

Q: Can we take Elgnil Tablet for allergy?

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

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

A: No, do not take Elgnil 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 Elgnil Tablet make us drowsy?

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

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

A: Elgnil Tablet passes into breastmilk and may cause drowsiness in your breastfed baby. Hence, do not take this if you are breastfeeding.
Product Details
Brand
ELGNIL
Expires on or After
23/08/2022
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2021 | 04:39 PM (IST)
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