Active ingredient: Cetirizine Hydrochloride

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Cetirizine Hydrochloride uses



Drug Facts

Active ingredients

Cetirizine Hydrochloride HCl 5 mg

Pseudoephedrine HCl 120 mg

Purpose

Antihistamine

Nasal decongestant

Uses

  • temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies:
    • runny nose
    • sneezing
    • itchy, watery eyes
    • itching of the nose or throat
    • nasal congestion
  • reduces swelling of nasal passages
  • temporarily relieves sinus congestion and pressure
  • temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose

Warnings

Do not use

  • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients or to an antihistamine containing hydroxyzine.
  • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • heart disease
  • thyroid disease
  • diabetes
  • glaucoma
  • high blood pressure
  • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
  • liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should determine if you need a different dose.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking tranquilizers or sedatives.

When using this product

  • do not use more than directed
  • drowsiness may occur
  • avoid alcoholic drinks
  • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
  • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • an allergic reaction to this product occurs. Seek medical help right away.
  • you get nervous, dizzy, or sleepless
  • symptoms do not improve within 7 days or are accompanied by fever

If pregnant or breast-feeding:

  • if breast-feeding: not recommended
  • if pregnant: ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222)

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Directions

  • do not break or chew tablet; swallow tablet whole
adults and children 12 years and over take 1 tablet every 12 hours; do not take more than 2 tablets in 24 hours.
adults 65 years and over ask a doctor
children under 12 years of age ask a doctor
consumers with liver or kidney disease ask a doctor

Other information

  • store between 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F)
  • do not use if individual blister unit is open or torn
  • see back panel for lot number and expiration date

Inactive ingredients

colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide

Questions?

call 1-800-343-7805

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References

  1. Dailymed."CETIRIZINE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET [BRYANT RANCH PREPACK]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."CETIRIZINE HYDROCHLORIDE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "cetirizine". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Cetirizine Hydrochloride?

Depending on the reaction of the Cetirizine Hydrochloride after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Cetirizine Hydrochloride not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Cetirizine Hydrochloride addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sdrugs.com conducted a study on Cetirizine Hydrochloride, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Cetirizine Hydrochloride consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

Visitor reported useful

No survey data has been collected yet

Visitor reported side effects

No survey data has been collected yet

Visitor reported price estimates

No survey data has been collected yet

One visitor reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Cetirizine Hydrochloride drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Cetirizine Hydrochloride is mentioned below.
Visitors%
Once in a day1
100.0%

Six visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Cetirizine Hydrochloride drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 6-10mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
6-10mg6
100.0%

Three visitors reported time for results

What is the time duration Cetirizine Hydrochloride drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 5 days to notice the result from using Cetirizine Hydrochloride drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Cetirizine Hydrochloride need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
Visitors%
5 days1
33.3%
1 day1
33.3%
> 3 month1
33.3%

Visitor reported administration

No survey data has been collected yet

Two visitors reported age

Visitors%
16-291
50.0%
46-601
50.0%

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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology

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