Okacet L Tablet
Okacet L Tablet

Okacet L Tablet

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Levocetirizine(5.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-ALLERGIC

Medical Description

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 s...
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uses

Uses of Okacet L 5 MG

Okacet L tablet is used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and urticaria.
contraindications

Contraindications of Okacet L 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to levocetirizine or any other ingredient of this medicine.
  • If you have severe kidney/liver disease.
sideEffects

Side effects of Okacet L 5 MG

  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Somnolence/drowsiness
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Okacet L 5 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Okacet L tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is no information available for the safety of this medicine during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Okacet L tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Contents of this tablet pass into breast milk; therefore, it is advised not to take this medicine while breastfeeding. Small and occasional doses of the medicine are probably acceptable if you are breastfeeding but larger doses or more prolonged. Okacet L tablet dosage may lead to drowsiness and other effects in the infant or might decrease the milk supply.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Okacet L tablet?
A:
Caution is advised as taking this medicine may lead to drowsiness, tiredness and exhaustion. Do not drive unless you feel well. Consult your doctor for further advice.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Okacet L tablet?
A:
Avoid drinking alcohol as it may cause additional reductions in alertness and impairment of performance.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You have kidney problems or urinary retention problems, your doctor may suggest lowering the dose of this medicine. You are suffering from fits (epilepsy) or any other pre-existing medical condition. ...
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modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Okacet L 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Levocetirizine in Okacet L tablet shows its action by blocking a substance in the body called histamine. This helps to decrease allergy symptoms and hives.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Okacet L 5 MG

Consume this medicine as per the doctor's advice. Swallow the tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water.
interactions

Interactions of Okacet L 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medications that may interact with levocetirizine and increase the side effects are theophylline (used to treat lung and airway problems) and ritonavir (anti-HIV).
  • Discuss it with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Okacet L 5 MG

This medicine should be stored at room temperature and kept away from excessive heat and moisture. Keep it out of children's reach.
dosage

Dosage of Okacet L 5 MG

Overdose

Symptoms may include dizziness, nausea, rash or severe allergic reactions. If this happens to you, inform your doctor immediately.

Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as early as you remember. Leave the missed dose and do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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.

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ContainsLevocetirizine(5.0 Mg)
UsesAllergic rhinitis and skin allergy
Side effectsDry mouth, headache, drowsiness, sleep disorders, constipation
Last Updated on: 22 Dec 2021 | 10:51 AM (IST)
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