Hicope 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S is a histamine H1 receptor antagonist used for the remediation of chronic urticaria, dermatitis and histamine-mediated pruritus. The generic name of Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S is Hydroxyzine.
Uses of Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S
Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S uses are to relieve itching caused by allergies, urticaria, sneezing and running nose.
Contraindications of Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S
This medicine is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to it or its consituents. Also, its prescription is not advised if you are: suffering from any problems related to heart or have low heart rate; have low potassium or magnesium's salts levels in the body; have had any past medical or family history of heart disease; and pregnant or breastfeeding.
Side effects of Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S
Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S side effects are sleepiness, dry mouth, stomach upset, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, restless muscle movements of your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck, tremors (uncontrolled shaking), confusion, fits and constipation.
Precautions and Warnings of Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S
Can I take Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S during pregnancy?
It is not advisable to have the course of this medicine during pregnancy as that may cause harmful effects such as congenital abnormalities in the foetus. Hence, kindly avoid its use during pregnancy.
Can I take Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S while breastfeeding?
It is not advisable to have the course of medicine while breastfeeding as that may pass into the milk, which might cause harm to the foetus.
Can I drive if I have consumed Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S?
Its consumption will make you feel drowsy, sleepy and less alert than usual. Hence, avoid the consumption of medicine before driving.
Can I consume alcohol with Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S?
Consumption of alcohol (with this medication) may lead to increase in blood pressure. Hence, it is advisable to avoid consumption of alcohol during the course of medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Before starting the treatment, your doctor needs to be informed if you have the following conditions: heart problems, glaucoma, fits, high blood pressure (hypertension), myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakness disorder), digestive system or stomach problems and difficulty in passing urine, e.g., due to an enlarged prostate.
Mode of Action of Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S
How Does It Work?
Our body produces a substance called histamine. Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S blocks the effect of histamine and controls allergic symptoms like itching, running nose, etc. by inducing sleep or producing a calming effect.
Directions for Use of Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S
It is advisable to take this medicine as per your physician's advice. Swallow (not chew, break or crush) this medicine whole with water. Use plenty of water to rehydrate. Do confirm its usage with your pharmacist. Please do not modify the dose or stop it before the prescribed duration, even if you feel better. In case of unusual observation, contact your physician immediately.
Interactions of Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S
Interactions with other medicines
- Medicines used for remediation of infections caused by bacteria (e.g. the antibiotics erythromycin, moxifloxacin, levofloxacin).
- Medicines used in the treatment of heart problems or high blood pressure (e.g., amiodarone, quinidine, disopyramide, sotalol).
- Medicines used in the treatment of psychoses (e.g. haloperidol).
- Medicines used in the treatment of depression (e.g. citalopram, escitalopram).
- Medicines used in case of gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. prucalopride).
- Medicines used in the treatment of malaria (e.g. mefloquine).
- Medicines used in the treatment of cancer (e.g. toremifene, vandetanib).
- Betahistine used to treat Meniere's disease.
Interactions with food items
There is no significant evidence of interaction with food.
Other general Interactions
There is no relevant information available for this product.
Storage and disposal of Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S
Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S should be stored at room temperature and away from sunlight, moisture and children. Discard the expired product, do not use it beyond the stated expiry of the product.
Dosage of Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S
Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S overdose may lead to unconsciousness, nausea or vomiting.
Missed a Dose
Complete the scheduled course of medicine as prescribed by a medical practitioner. If the prescribed dose is missed, take the tablet as soon as recall it. But, if it is time for the impending dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. Avoid taking an extra dose than prescription.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I have to drive back to my hometown. Should I use Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S?
A: Do not drive after the consumption of Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S as it can lead to you feel drowsy, sleepy and less alert than usual. Hence, it is to be avoided before driving.
Q: I am eight months pregnant; also I have a running nose. Should I consume Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S?
A: Do not consume Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S as it can cause harmful effects such as congenital abnormalities in the foetus. It is not advisable to have the course of medicine during pregnancy. For running nose, consult your doctor for alternatives.
Q: Can Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S make you gain weight?
A: Yes, it is one of the side effect that you will gain weight. Hence, contact the doctor in case of abnormal observations.
Q: Is Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S good for sleep?
A: It is an antihistamine and used for the treatment of anxiety. However, Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S is also used to treat difficulty in sleeping.
Q: Does the administration of Hicope 25mg Tablet 10'S cause any unwanted effects to elderly patients?
A: Yes, elderly patients are more likely to have unwanted side effects (such as confusion, drowsiness) and age-related liver, kidney, or heart problems on its medication.
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