Alerid 10 MG Tablet
Alerid 10 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of diseases like itching in throat or nose, runny nose, watery eyes, long-term hives and allergic rhinitis. It gives relief by blocking the passage of histamine. Histamine is the compound responsible for causing allergic reactions in your body leading to itching, cold, sneezing and other such reactions.
It is advisable that you follow the dosage patterns and not self-medicate without consulting it from a doctor. Being a second-generation antihistamine, Cetirizine tablet does not have too many serious side effects. Some of the basic side effects that you may experience are stomach pain, vomiting or nausea, diarrhoea, tiredness or drowsiness.
Keep these precautions in mind, before and after taking Alerid 10 MG Tablet :
- This medication can cause drowsiness and it may also have different reactions, vary from one person to another. Be cautious while taking this medication, especially in initial stages. Avoid drinking and driving during this period.
- Do not take this medication if you are allergic to any ingredient that has been used in it.
- Consult your doctor before taking Alerid 10 MG Tablet if you are planning a baby or you are pregnant. Remember, not to use this medicine if you are a breastfeeding woman.
- Get your doctor informed before taking this medication if you have any disease related to kidney or liver.
If you experience any of the serious side effects like insomnia, problems in urinating, blurred vision or irregular heartbeats, you must consult a doctor immediately. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also avoid this medication as it can affect the fetus or infant adversely.
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of the effect of the medicine lasts for 24 hours in most cases and thus a single dose is enough for the whole day.
What is the onset of action?
The onset of action usually starts from within an hour of oral administration. You can consult a doctor if you do not experience relief for long hours and ask for changes in dosage.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this medication.
Is it habit forming?
No, the medicine is not habit-forming or addictive.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this medication.
Is It safe with alcohol?
It is advisable that you do not consume alcohol while on this medication, as it may lead to excessive drowsiness or calmness. It is not safe with alcohol.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
It is advisable that you do not indulge in driving while on this medication since there is a possibility of you experiencing drowsy or calm and thus affecting your driving skills.
Does this affect kidney function?
The medicine can affect the functioning of kidney in people suffering from renal impairment or other kidney related issues. Therefore, it is advisable that you discuss it with your doctor if you suffer from any such diseases.
Does this affect liver function?
People suffering from liver related issues should also consult a doctor before taking the medication to avoid any serious implications.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Alerid 10 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
It is advisable that you do not miss a dosage since there is just one dose per day. Consume the missed dosage as soon as you remember.
Are there any overdose instructions?
In case of an overdose, you may experience side effects like restlessness, anxiety, confusion or dizziness. In such cases, make sure that you consult a doctor with immediate effect.
This medication selectively inhibits the peripheral H1 receptors thereby reducing the histamine levels in the body. It specifically acts on allergies caused in the stomach and intestine, blood vessels and airways leading to the lung
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
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Ques: What is Alerid 10 MG Tablet?
Ques: What is Alerid 10 MG Tablet used for?
Ques: What are the side effects of Alerid 10 MG Tablet?
- Severe once: Chest tightness, dizziness and diarrhea.
- Minor once: Headache, stomach pain, cough, running nose, fever, blurred vision, heartburn, skin rash, nausea and vomiting, joint pain, etc.
Ques: What are the most common side effects of Alerid 10 MG Tablet?
- Scaly and itching skin
- Weakness or unusual tiredness
- Abdominal or stomach pain
Ques: Does Alerid 10 MG Tablet make you drowsy?
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Ques: Can I use Alerid 10 MG Tablet if I have symptoms of a runny nose or itchy nose or throat?
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