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Okacet 10mg Tablet

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Cetirizine(10.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Okacet tablet is an anti-allergic medicine used for the treatment of various allergic conditions. It relieves allergic symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergy characterised by itc...
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Uses of Okacet 10mg Tablet

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Urticaria

Contraindications of Okacet 10mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to cetirizine or any ingredients of the Okacet tablet.
  • If you are allergic to similar medicines and medicines from the same class.
  • If you have a serious kidney-related disease.

Side effects of Okacet 10mg Tablet

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

Precautions and Warnings of Okacet 10mg Tablet



Can I take Okacet tablet during pregnancy?
Okacet tablet should be avoided by pregnant women, as there is limited information available on the safety of this medicine in pregnant women. Do not take this medicine unless advised by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Okacet tablet while breastfeeding?
Components of Okacet tablet passes into breast milk. Therefore, it is advised not to take this medicine while breastfeeding unless your doctor has prescribed this medicine.


Can I drive if I have consumed Okacet tablet?
Okacet tablet causes sleepiness. Hence, driving or operating machines should be avoided while you are on this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with Okacet tablet?
It is advised to avoid alcohol consumption along with this medicine, 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 this medicine.
  • You are giving this to your children, as they may require a small dose of this medicine.
  • You are suffering from fits or seizures (epilepsy).
  • You are going to take any 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 Okacet.

Mode of Action of Okacet 10mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Histamine is a chemical substance produced in our body in case of allergies and responsible for itching, runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes. Okacet tablet works by blocking the action of this natura...
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Directions for Use of Okacet 10mg Tablet

Okacet tablet should be taken as a whole with a sufficient amount of water as prescribed by your doctor. You should complete the course of your anti-allergic medicine for better outcomes and effective...
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Interactions of Okacet 10mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Okacet works or the Okacet tablet itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Especially, if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, high/abnormal cholesterol levels, blood thinners, anti-infectives, anti-diabetics, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, i...
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Storage and disposal of Okacet 10mg Tablet

  • Store in a cool and dry place, protected from sunlight.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Okacet 10mg Tablet


An overdose of Okacet tablet may reduce brain functions and normal alertness. It may also cause tiredness, headache, confusion, dizziness, restlessness, drowsiness, rapid heartbeat, tremor, urinary re...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of medicine, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a ...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I take Okacet during pregnancy?

A: No, Okacet should be avoided in pregnancy. Take it only if prescribed by your doctor in pregnancy.

Q: Can Okacet tablet cure pimples?

A: Okacet tablet is an anti-allergic medicine. It does not help cure or prevent pimples. Do not take this medicine without consulting a doctor for any condition.

Q: Can I take Okacet tablet on an empty stomach?

A: Okacet tablet can be taken with or without food not necessarily on an empty stomach. Food noticeably does not affect the action of Okacet tablets.

Q: Is Okacet tablet good for vomiting?

A: Okacet tablet is an anti-allergic medicine. It does not help prevent or control vomiting. Do not take this medicine without consulting a doctor for any condition.

Q: What is the use of Okacet tablet?

A: Okacet tablet is used for the treatment of seasonal allergies (allergic rhinitis) and skin allergy (urticaria).

Q: Can I take Okacet for cough and cold?

A: No, do not take it for cough or cold. It does not have any action against cough and cold. They happen due to seasonal infection and this medicine does not have any action against infection-causing organisms.

Q: Does Okacet make us drowsy?

A: Yes, Okacet can make you drowsy, sleepy and dizzy. It is advised not to drive or operate machinery after taking Okacet Tablet.

Q: Is it safe to use Okacet while I am breastfeeding?

A: The components of Okacet tablet pass into breast milk and can cause drowsiness in your breastfed baby. Hence, it is advisable not to take this if you are breastfeeding.

Q: Alerid vs Okacet, are they the same?

A: Alerid and Okacet both contain cetirizine as their active ingredient. It is generally used for the treatment of allergies. Based on the cause and severity of your condition, your doctor will suggest a suitable medicine for you. Avoid self-medication.

Q: Atarax 10 vs Okacet, what is the difference?

A: Atarax 10 tablet contains hydroxyzine as an active ingredient whereas Okacet tablet contains cetirizine as its active ingredient. Both the medicines are antiallergic and used in various allergic conditions. However, it is advised to use the medicine only prescribed by your doctor, as the same shall be based on your diagnosis and medical history.


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ContainsCetirizine(10.0 Mg)
UsesAllergic rhinitis, urticaria
Side effectsTiredness, headache, sleepiness, drowsiness, nausea
Last Updated on: 29 Oct 2021 | 01:23 PM (IST)
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