Hicet Dc Tablet is a combination medicine containing cetirizine and phenylephrine. Cetirizine has antiallergic properties and phenylephrine is a decongestant. It is used to relieve symptoms of the common cold, allergy, hay fever, an allergy caused by pollen grains or dust which includes a runny nose, sneezing, itching of the eyes, nose or throat, red eyes and watering from the eyes. It also decreases nasal congestion. Cetirizine works by opposing the action of a substance called histamine, a chemical formed in the body in certain allergic conditions. Phenylephrine works by narrowing the blood vessels causing relief in nasal congestion. Nausea or vomiting, sleepiness, headache, tiredness, dizziness are some of the side effects of using this medicine....
Q: Why does taking Hicet Dc Tablet cause sleepiness?
A: Hicet Dc Tablet contains cetirizine which is fat-soluble and can enter the brain causing sleepiness as a side effect of using this medicine.
Q: Does Hicet Dc Tablet help in relieving cough?
A: Hicet Dc Tablet is a combination medicine that helps to get relief from the common cold, nasal allergy and nasal congestion. It does not help to get relief from cough.
Q: Should I take Hicet Dc Tablet if I am engaged in work that needs alertness and higher concentration?
A: Hicet Dc Tablet can cause sleepiness, therefore it should not be taken by people who are engaged in work that needs alertness and higher concentration.
Q: Can I take Hicet Dc Tablet for a longer duration?
A: Hicet Dc Tablet should not be taken for a longer duration. Consult your doctor if your symptoms are not relieved after using this medicine. This medicine should not be taken for more than 7 days continuously.