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Starcet 5mg Tablet

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Starcet 5 MG Description

Starcet 5 mg tablet is an anti-allergy medication. The primary use of the Starcet 5 mg tablet is to treat various kinds of allergies due to seasonal allergies, dust, pollen, food, medicines, insect b

ites, etc. It helps to lower the symptoms of allergies such as sneezing, skin itching, rash, redness, swelling, watery eyes, flu-like symptoms, etc. The main component of this medication is Levocetirizine. It is an antihistamine. The mode of action of Starcet 5 mg tablets is to stop the release of certain chemical substances due to the presence of allergens in the body. These substances mediate various allergic symptoms, which are prevented from occurring. The symptoms of allergies vary from one person to another. There are a few common side effects of the Starcet 5 mg tablet, such as drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, stomach pain, etc. This medicine causes less drowsiness compared to other antihistamines. Try to follow your doctor’s directions for using the Starcet 5 mg tablet. Inform your doctor if you have severe kidney failure, as it is a contraindication of Starcet 5 mg tablets. Also, inform your doctor if you got pregnant or are already expecting before using this tablet.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹34.94
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ContainsLevocetirizine(5.0 Mg)
UsesSeasonal and non-seasonal allergic rhinitis, Chronic idiopathic urticaria, Conjunctivitis, Eczema, Insect bites, Food allergies, Hive
Side effectsFeeling Sleepy and tired, Headaches, Dry mouth, Feeling sick, Feeling dizzy, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea
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Uses of Starcet 5 MG

  • As per CDSCO and USFDA, the Starcet 5 mg tablet is indicated to treat the following conditions.
  • To lower the symptoms associated with seasonal and annual allergic rhinitis
  • The treatment of the uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria (long term allergies with no known cause)
  • Conjunctivitis (red, itchy eye)
  • Eczema (itchiness and red skin)
  • Hives (red, raised patches or dots)
  • Skin reactions to insect bites and stings
  • Some food allergies

Contraindications of Starcet 5 MG

  • Do not use Starcet 5 mg tablets or use caution:
  • If you have a history of serious hypersensitivity to levocetirizine or other similar medicines. Serious allergic reactions require immediate emergency treatment with supportive measures.
  • If you have any severe kidney impairment and the creatinine clearance is at less than 10 mL/min.
  • If you are undergoing dialysis
  • If you are giving this tablet to a child aged 6 to 11 years with a kidney problem.
  • If you are currently breastfeeding, it causes side effects in the breastfed child.
  • If you are doing something that requires complete mental attention, such as driving or operating heavy machinery.
  • If you want to use this medicine in children below the age of 6. Consult your doctor for age-appropriate dosage.
  • If you have a rare genetic problem such as galactose intolerance, lactase deficiency, or glucose malabsorption, you should not take this medicine.

Side effects of Starcet 5 MG

  • Feeling sleepy
  • Tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea

Precautions and Warnings of Starcet 5 MG



Can I take the Starcet 5 mg tablet during pregnancy?
Starcet 5 mg tablets can be safe to use in pregnant women as a few studies have shown that this tablet does not cause any harmful effects on the foetus. But, consult your doctor before using the Starcet tablet.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the Starcet 5 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
No, Starcet 5 mg tablets are not recommended for use if you are nursing. This medicine can pass into the breastmilk and cause drowsiness, lethargy, vomiting, etc., in the breastfed infant. Please consult your doctor before using the Starcet tablet.


Can I drive if I have taken the Starcet 5 mg tablet?
Do not drive or operate machinery as you may experience dizziness or drowsiness while using the Starcet 5 mg tablet. This medicine can sometimes cause blurry vision; hence avoid driving in such situations.


Can I consume alcohol with the Starcet 5 mg tablet?
No, It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Starcet tablets since it may worsen the side effects like dizziness, nausea, and drowsiness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a severe kidney or liver illness.
  • You are over 65. The dose of this medicine should be checked.
  • You have a history of urinary retention side to various conditions such as spinal cord lesion or prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate gland). This tablet can increase the risk of urinary...
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  • You have epilepsy (seizures or fits) or are at risk of convulsion. Caution is advised as this medicine may cause seizure aggravation.
  • You get an allergy skin test after using the Starcet tablet. A wash-out period (of 3 days) is required for this medicine before performing the test.
  • You experience any itching or redness after stopping this medicine, which may occur in some cases. This symptom can resolve spontaneously or after restarting the medication.

Mode of Action of Starcet 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Starcet 5 mg tablet contains Levocetirizine as its main ingredient. Levocetirizine is an antihistamine. It acts by working on and decreasing the activity of certain receptors. This, in turn, stops th...
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Directions for Use of Starcet 5 MG

  • Take Starcet 5 mg tablets just as the doctor prescribed to you.
  • Do not change the dose of the Starcet 5 mg tablet, even if you do not see its effects.
  • Try to swallow this pill as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break or chew it.
  • It is better to not take it with other medications without informing your doctor.
  • Do not use Starcet 5 mg medicine if its packaging has been already opened.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking the Starcet 5 mg tablet, as it can cause adverse effects.
  • You can take a Starcet 5 mg tablet with or without food.

Interactions of Starcet 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Inform your doctor if you are using theophylline along with Starcet tablets as the exposure increases, but the levels of theophylline are not changed. This may increase side effects such as drowsiness...
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  • If you are using multiple doses of ritonavir along with Starcet tablets, inform your doctor. The extent of exposure to Starcet tablets was increased by a lot, while the exposure of ritonavir was sligh...
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  • It is not recommended to use other types of medicines that cause central nervous system depression and Starcet tablets such as depressant medications ( e.g., diazepam, clonazepam, alprazolam, etc.). T...
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Interactions with food items

  • The extent of absorption of Starcet tablets is not reduced with food, although the absorption rate is lowered. This may indicate that the time it takes to see the results can be slightly increased.

Storage and disposal of Starcet 5 MG

Store Starcet 5 mg tablets in dry conditions and at room temperature. Keep these medicines away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep Starcet 5 mg tablets away from pets and c...
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Dosage of Starcet 5 MG


In some persons, an overdose of Starcet 5 mg tablets can cause symptoms such as double vision, drowsiness, irritation, dizziness, nervousness, restlessness, and vomiting. In case of an overdose of Sta...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of the Starcet tablet, take it as soon as you recall. If you remember when it is already time to take the next dose of the Starcet tablet, take the scheduled dose and skip th...
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Do Starcet 5 mg tablets cause excessive drowsiness?

A: Starcet tablets are antihistamines. They provide instant relief from allergic symptoms. However, it may cause dizziness in some people and induce some drowsiness during the day. Therefore, you are recommended to take it at night in case you are experiencing excessive drowsiness during the day.

Q: Can persons older than 65 years use Starcet 5 mg tablets?

A: Generally, older adults over the age of 65 respond differently from younger people; hence the dose should be checked. They may experience increased side effects. Please consult your doctor if the side effects keep getting worse.

Q: Can I use Starcet 5 mg tablets as a sleeping pill?

A: Starcet 5 mg tablet is not a sleep-inducing medication. This medication may cause drowsiness as a result of its side effects. However, you should not use this medicine in insomnia or other sleep disorders. Consult your doctor, so appropriate medication for your sleep condition will be given after proper diagnosis.
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