Okacet L tablet is an anti-allergic medicine. Okacet L tablet is used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis & chronic urticaria (allergic condition of the skin). It relieves the symptoms of allergy such as sneezing, a runny nose, watery eyes, itching and swelling of the skin. Okacet L tablet contains levocetirizine as its active ingredient. It should be taken as instructed by the doctor and in the correct doses and for the exact duration as prescribed. Do not miss any dose or stop taking the Okacet L tablet on your own without consulting your doctor. You should complete the course of this medicine for the effective treatment of allergies. Before starting the treatment with Okacet L tablet, inform your doctor about all the past medical and medication history....
Q: How long should I continue taking Okacet L tablet?
A: The duration of the medicine depends upon the condition for which you are taking Okacet L tablet. You may have to take this medicine for a longer duration if you are using it to treat symptoms of chronic urticaria or chronic allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nose). Consult with your doctor if you are not sure about the duration of using this medicine.
Q: When should I take Okacet L tablet?
A: Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor, preferably at bedtime.
Q: How long does it take for Okacet L tablet to work?
A: Improvement will be noticed within an hour of taking this medicine. However, it might take a longer time to show its effect completely.
Q: Does Okacet L make you sleepy?
A: Yes, Okacet L has sleepiness or drowsiness as its common side effect. Though not everyone experiences this symptom. Thus, it is advised to avoid or be cautious while driving or operating machines.
Q: At what time should I take Okcet L?
A: Follow your doctor's instructions for taking this medicine. It should ideally be taken in the evening or before bed as it can make you feel drowsy.
Q: Is Levocet and Okacet L same?
A: Yes, both have the same active component that is levocetirizine.
Q: What is the difference between Okacet and Okacet L?
A: Both are anti-allergic medicines, only ingredients are different. Okacet contains cetirizine while Okacet L contains levocetirizine as its active ingredient.
Q: Can I take the Okacet L for cold?
A: No, do not self-medicate this medicine for cough. Cough could be due to seasonal infection, allergy or any other reason. And this medicine does not have any action against infection-causing organisms. Hence, the doctor will advise the appropriate medicine on basis of the underlying condition and medical history.