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Zetop Instab Strip Of 10 Tablets

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Medical Description

Zetop Instab is an anti-allergic medication and is used to treat symptoms associated with allergies such as itching, sneezing, watery eyes, running nose, rashes, and pale red bumps. It contains cetir...
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ContainsCetirizine(10.0 Mg)
UsesAllergic rhinitis and skin allergy
Side effectsTiredness, headache, sleepiness, drowsiness, nausea
ClassificationANTI-ALLERGIC
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Uses of Zetop Instab Strip Of 10 Tablets

Zetop Instab is used to treat allergies associated with airways (allergic rhinitis) and Skin (urticaria).

Contraindications of Zetop Instab Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • If you are allergic to cetirizine, Hydroxyzine or Piperazine derivatives or other ingredients of Zetop Instab .
  • If you have severe kidney disease.

Side effects of Zetop Instab Strip Of 10 Tablets

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

Precautions and Warnings of Zetop Instab Strip Of 10 Tablets

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Zetop Instab during pregnancy?
A:
Zetop Instab should be avoided by pregnant women, as there is limited information available on the safety of the medicine in pregnant women. Hence, avoid it in pregnancy unless considered prescribed by a doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Zetop Instab while breastfeeding?
A:
Zetop Instab passes into breastmilk. Therefore, it is advised not to take the medicine while breastfeeding unless the doctor has prescribed.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Zetop Instab ?
A:
Zetop Instab is known to cause sleepiness. Hence, driving or operating machine should be avoided.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Zetop Instab ?
A:
It is advised to avoid alcohol consumption along with Zetop Instab , 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 the medicine, consult the doctor.
  • You are giving the children as they may require a small dose of the medicine.
  • You are suffering from fits (epilepsy).
  • You should take an 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 Zetop Instab .

Mode of Action of Zetop Instab Strip Of 10 Tablets

How Does It Work?

Histamine is a substance produced in the body in case of allergies and responsible for itching, runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Cetirizine in Zetop Instab works by blocking the Histamine and h...
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Directions for Use of Zetop Instab Strip Of 10 Tablets

Zetop Instab should be taken as directed by the doctor. Swallow entirely with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It will be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal resu...
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Interactions of Zetop Instab Strip Of 10 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines may affect the way Zetop Instab works, or the medicine itself may reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell the doctor about the medicines, supplements, or herbals the child is currently taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.
  • Concomitant use of medicines used to treat anxiety and psychotic disorders such as Diazepam, Clonazepam, and Zetop Instab may aggravate the side effects such as drowsiness, headache, and influence th...
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  • It is important to inform the doctor regarding the medications and herbal supplements used before taking the medicine. It is also important to discuss specific allergies or underlying conditions exper...
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Storage and disposal of Zetop Instab Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Store Zetop Instab at a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Zetop Instab Strip Of 10 Tablets

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose are tiredness, headache, confusion, dizziness, discomfort, skin irritation, restlessness, drowsiness, rapid heartbeat, tremor, urinary retention. If you experience symptoms or thi...
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Missed a Dose

  • If you missed the dose of Zetop Instab , take it as soon as you remember.
  • If time next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Any precautions I need to take while I am taking Zetop Instab ?

  • Yes, Zetop Instab is known to cause sleepiness or drowsiness. Hence, avoid driving and operating machinery after taking the medicine.
  • If you develop any rash, breathing difficulty or itching immediately after taking the medicine, it may be a severe side effect, immediately seek medical help.

Q: Can I take Zetop Instab in pregnancy?

A: Zetop Instab should be avoided in pregnancy. Take it only if prescribed by the docter in pregnancy.

Q: Can we take Zetop Instab for allergy?

A: Yes, Zetop Instab is used in allergic conditions. However, avoid self-medication. Only if prescribed by the doctor, you may take it.

Q: Can I take Zetop Instab for cough and cold?

A: No, do not take Zetop Instab for cough or cold on own. Cough or cold may be due to various reasons like allergy, infections, etc. Cetirizine may help in cough or cold if it is allergic in origin.

Q: Does Zetop Instab make us drowsy?

A: Yes, Zetop Instab may make you drowsy, sleepy, and dizzy. Avoid driving or operate machinery after taking Cetzine.

Q: Is it okay to use Zetop Instab while I am breastfeeding?

A: Zetop Instab passes into breastmilk and may cause drowsiness in your breastfed baby. Hence, do not take this if you are breastfeeding.
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2021 | 04:40 PM (IST)
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